Embracing the Descent: March 24 – 30, 2019

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Welcome back to another edition of Embracing the Descent and another opportunity to catch some nuggets from this week’s incoming metal. If it’s your first visit, we briefly discuss a handful of the current week’s new releases that stood out for whatever reason. We won’t be hitting everything because no one wants to read a 40 – 60 entry piece and who’s got that kind of time anyway. Without further ado, let’s jump into it and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent. And do leave us a comment if you have thoughts or gripes. Continue reading

Profile: Anthony ‘Snake’ O’ Shea of Tides Of Sulfur

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Tides Of Sulfur formed back in 2011 and ever since 2013 the band has been quite busy with a handful of quick hitter releases. But this year their debut full length Extinction Curse dropped and stands as an extremely bold, in your face manifesto of doom, death, and sludge that rivals label mates Conan as far as heaviness is concerned. However, the way this band strings together crushing riffs, clean guitar passages, and the ferocity of a black metal behemoth, one might say Tides Of Sulfur usurp Conan as a complete package. Big words for sure but one listen to Extinction Curse will add brevity to that statement. We recently had the chance to ask guitarist Anthony ‘Snake’ O’ Shea some questions, so find out what he had to say after the jump. Continue reading

Album Review: Tides of Sulfur – Extinction Curse

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Sludgy death metal can be quite addictive. A combination of heavy, groovy riffs and death metal growls, occasional shredding and furious downpicking, sludgy death metal was borne out of the attempt to merge the best of both worlds – sludge and death metal. Continue reading