Initial Descent: September 11 – 17, 2016

High Spirits
High Spirits
Welcome to another Initial Descent and yet another stacked batch of releases. Hopefully you spent yesterday getting a head start because there’s enough on tap here to keep most anyone busy. We all could use some happiness so do yourself, and those around you, a favor and check out High Spirit‘s latest full length Motivator. On the opposite spectrum, if you just recovered from Subrosa’s latest dive into Light Falls from Wrekmeister Harmonies and keep that heavy yet somber feeling alive. Blister your eardrums with Cara Neir and Wildspeaker‘s latest Split on Broken Limbs Recordings, who actually have several out this week that warrant your time. Sumerlands debut Sumerlands deeply satisfies the traditional heavy metal craving and Mare Cognitum returns with their hypnotizing take on atmospheric black metal with Luminiferous Aether. All that and much more so click that “continue reading” link. Continue reading

Album Review: Warfather – “The Grey Eminence”

Warfather - The Grey Eminence

On the heels of a lackluster debut, Steve Tucker (ex Morbid Angel) led Warfather rectifies themselves with second full length The Grey Eminence. It seems that working in the studio with past bandmate Erik Rutan has made all the difference with this album, the overall sound has so much more depth to it. The drums sound absolutely mammoth and the riffs are pristine. The sophomore curse turns out to be a gift in the case of Warfather and while this album may appeal more to the technical death metal fans there is no denying how far this band has come in a short amount of time. Continue reading