Originally, Descend was founded in 2003 by guitarist Andreas Lindström and started out as a thrash metal band. As the years passed, the line-up changed and with it, also the music. In 2008 Alexander Wijkman (guitar) and Nima Farhadian (vocals) joined. Descend was now a five piece. With this line up the band recorded an EP (The Reckoning, '09), resulting in a record deal with Supernova Records through which they released their first full length album 'Through the Eyes of the Burdened' (2011).
In 2012, Descend entered the studio again and recorded Wither which was released January 2014 through Inverse Records. Wither brough great reviews and a lot of attention to the band. German Legacy Magazine rated it 15/15 and according to NoCleanSinging "their [Descend's] new record Wither kicks a fuck ton of ass."
Since 2017, Raul Vicente (bass) and Emil Nissilä (drums) have joined the band and Descend's lineup is again complete.