Initial Descent: September 18 – 24, 2016


Anyone complaining that there hasn’t been a great week for metal thus far in 2016 needs to go immediately and start over, but there won’t be any complaining after this week. Mostly due to Neurosis‘ highly anticipated eleventh full length Fires Within Fires finally seeing the light of day. But that’s not all; Fatalist are back with their insanely good Swedeath saturated The Bitter End, Predatory Light further their black metal chaos on Predatory Light, Trap Them punch you in the mouth with their fifth album Crown Feral while Witchskull breaks out the bluesy doom on The Vast Electric Dark. Switching gears a bit, Dysrhythmia bends time on their progressive instru-metal album The Veil Of Control — let the dissecting begin. And last but not least, Insomnium‘s epic fifth full length Winter’s Gate is a blast. As stated, its another stacked week here on Initial Descent and literally, there’s something for everyone. So hit that ‘continue reading’ link. Continue reading

Album Review: Gomorrah – “The Haruspex”

Gomorrah - The Haruspex

With their second full-length, The Haruspex, British Columbia’s Gomorrah unfortunately continue down the “core”-laden path they’d charted on their debut. Instead of a progression to fresh ideas the songwriting feels rehashed and repetitious. With the same ideas and sounds we’ve heard before, this album has a hard time holding the attention span for very long. It’s a wellproduced yet mediocre deathcore effort that is sparse on highlights. Continue reading