Tag: Dark Descent

Oath Of Cruelty – Summary Execution At Dawn Review

Formed in 2010, it’s taken nine years for Houston’s Oath Of Cruelty to muster up their first full-length — it’s been a full five years since their last and only non-demo release, the two-song Hellish

Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race Review

Shortly after death metal emerged from the womb in the latter half of the 1980s, there was an immediate pushback against what it was becoming. In fact, the entire Norwegian scene spawned partly as a

Crypt Sermon ‒ The Ruins Of Fading Light Review

Epic doom metal is called such because from its earliest days it was linked to the nature of epicness ‒ heroics, theatricality, a grand tale, etc. ‒ to the point that the title of the

Krypts – Cadaver Circulations Review

Ah, death / doom… When it comes to this heaviest of low and slow amalgamations, the Finns don’t necessarily have the market kornered, nor are they the originators… But nevertheless, they are simply goddamned great

Corpsessed – Impetus of Death Review

Corpsessed came flying out of the gate like a foal on the front end of a quinella, ridden by a bug boy and pushing the Look of Eagles down the homestretch. Their debut EP, The

Hyperdontia – Nexus Of Teeth Review

Before we dive in, a word of caution. Do not, under any circumstances, google “hyperdontia” without another word like “band” or “metal” or “dark descent” in the search bar. If you make this fatal error

Burial Invocation – Abiogenesis Review

Some eight years after releasing its debut EP, Rituals of the Grotesque, Burial Invocation has finally released its first full-length album, Abiogenesis. Whatever the reasons for the delay, as things have been rather unsettled in

Ritual Necromancy – Disinterred Horror Review

Portland is a land known for a few things. You’ve got gray weather, rain storms, the occasional forest fire, boutique/artisanal/bespoke type crafts, that show Portlandia which makes fun of all the aforementioned things and, of