Initial Descent: September 25 – October 1, 2016

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Winterfylleth

Here we are at the dawn of October. One of the finest months of the year, obviously. What better way to kick it off than with a stacked list of metal that is as varied as the many horror movies you need to watch over the next 31 days. Anyway, Initial Descent knows you need it so, this week we have the amazing new album The Dark Hereafter from Winterfylleth, a jazzy avant-garde self titled debut from Brain Tentacles, Okkultokrati‘s Raspberry Dawn that is satan rock at it’s finest and of course Sorceress from everyone’s favorite target Opeth. For everyone still mad about the whole no death metal thing, news flash, they’re still great. Also Veilburner returns with their third full length of inherently evil and challenging black/death/experimental The Obscene Rite and Halshug cracks the earth in half with their brutal new album Sort Sind. Plenty here for you to enjoy so without further delay, get busy after the jump. Continue reading

Visions ov Hell: The Agonist – “The Moment”

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Canadian metalcore quintet, The Agonist certainly have people believing in them. That fact is easily evidenced by the sheer quality of the video below. Their upcoming release Five will be released via Napalm Records on September 30, 2016. The release will be their fifth full-length to date and features some of the bands most balanced, aggressive work to date. Pre-orders for Five, in various formats and exclusive bundle packages, are available now at The Napalm Records Webstore.

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CANTO: Goatwhore, The Agonist, album sales, and more

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“As the Darkness creeps over the Northern mountains of Norway and the silence reaches the woods, I awake and rise… Into the night I wander, like many nights before, and like in my dreams, but centuries ago.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Trap Them, Blackdeath Fest II, Epica, and more

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“In the name of diabolical oligarchy. In the kingdom of demise rules supremacy. Solipsistic crowned nobility. Stern reigning gunboat diplomacy.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: New music from Kataklysm, updates from Clutch, and more!

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I’m writing this post in a place I probably shouldn’t be. And I am entertained.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey