A little lighter mood this week, seven days can make a bit of difference. Sometimes I feel like that famous Hulk line in Avengers: “That’s my secret, I’m always angry.” This is probably why the Hulk has been my dude since I was a kid, funny how it took this long to put that together. Anyway, you came for new metal and new metal is what we do here on Initial Descent, in case you missed it. This week really gets the blood flowing with extreme in all shapes and sizes from Imperial Triumphant, WAKE, Witchery, Karl Sanders, and many more in the list that follows. Tons to dig into so happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the week.Continue reading
The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 123 (4.4.2020)
Welcome to another edition of our Saturday playlist series. This time around, I’m making sure you’re all aware there are three (3) new songs out by my favorite band of all time, Josh brings the new Pyrrhon single, and Ian brings more Aara to the party, who’s newest album I’ve been hotly anticipating. All this, and more, at the link below.
The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 115 (2.8.2020)
Welcome back to another, less somber, Saturday playlist. This time around we’ve got a massive dose of Vukari, new ones from The Black Dhalia Murder and …and Oceans, and much more in store at the link below. Grab a cup of your preferred morning beverage and dig right in.
Initial Descent: November 20 – 26, 2016
Eat too much? Drink too much? Well, it is that time of year so pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get ready for a smorgasbord of a different flavor today on Initial Descent. The flavor is metal and we have plenty to go around. For starters, Witchery is back to their thrashy, hook laden metal on In His Infernal Majesty’s Service, Heavydeath drop some of the best doom metal heard this year on their second full length In Circles We Die, Dischordia show us exactly what it means to truly be a progressive death metal band on Thanatopsis, Primordial continue their reign as one of heavy metal’s elite on their live album Gods To the Godless, and Scorched remind us that death metal is supposed to be horrific and gruesome as well as heavy and nasty on Echoes of Dismemberment. And all of this only scratches the surface of what this week has to offer so dive in and seek out, after the jump. Continue reading
Album Review: Witchery – “In His Infernal Majesty’s Service”
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: band releases a gem of a debut that sounds different from the muddled mass of music vying for attention. Said band releases a couple more records the muddled masses rave over, then a few years later take a bit of a left turn. With each new album coming after increasingly expanding lengths of time the muddled masses mumble and mewl, yearning for the return to the vibe of the classic, earlier albums. And while I’m sure James and Lars are shedding copious tears because they’ve left their “true” fans behind, we’re actually talking about Witchery, who are probably going to have to weather the same bullshit from metal pundits over their new album In His Infernal Majesty’s Service. Continue reading