Initial Descent: October 2 – 8, 2016



First full week of October is upon us and, in case you missed it, there’s a hurricane that has ripped a swath of destruction everywhere it has touched. Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone that has been affected by this. But thankfully it’s moving on, so GOOD RIDDANCE to Matthew. Now, onto Initial Descent. Which means new metal by the truckload. Actually this week isn’t quite as stacked as previous weeks but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. We’ve got Meshuggah‘s The Violent Sleep Of Reason which has a more organic sound to it but nonetheless as alienesque as they’ve ever been, Gatecreeper have released their debut Sonoran Depravation which is arguably the catchiest death metal of 2016, Endalok is terrifyingly atmospheric on their black metal album Englaryk, Ortega gives us a fantastic doom album in Sacred States and Swampcult dedicates the entirety of their latest dark doom album The Festival to the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name (it translates very well in case you were wondering). Those and many more await after the jump. Continue reading

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – October 7, 2016


It is now, in the month that you refer to as October on your false calendar, that you peons finally realize the importance of the occult, the underworld and the evilness that resides within you. Put your pumpkins down, stop falsifying yourself with costume makeup. Accept this as your real life. Your true purpose. For those who live as if every day is Hallow’s Eve are those who please the Dark Lord. The rest of you falsely pure heathens will wretch your guts from the inside. Because you do not please Him.   Continue reading