This Toilet Tuesday (12/23/14)

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Welcome once again to This Toilet Tuesday! As December drags on like one of those never-ending sharpie poops, the stream of new releases has been reduced to barely a trickle (like one of those never-ending sharpie poops). I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing though; this seems like a good week to slow down, spend some time with friends or family, and take the time to appreciate what you already have. You never know when it’s going to be gone. At the very least, you’ll have time to catch up on all that other shit you bought earlier this year and haven’t listened to yet, you consumer whore. Happy flushing!


 

Ascension – The Dead of the World (Season of Mist/WTC Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Black Ember”

One of our fellow Toileteers (probably Tyree) turned me on to this new material not too long ago, and it was really refreshing to come back to it for This Toilet Tuesday. With a blackened aggression similar to Hate and a use of chromaticism not unlike Thantifaxath, these guys pull off a greatly satisfying form of black metal that would hit just as hard in a death metal lineup. While I’ve only heard one song that premiered at No Clean Singing, the well-paced variety in “Black Ember” has me hopeful for a solid, one-two punch of an album that also finds ways to injure you in a more subtle fashion. (Stockhausen)


 

Havenless – The Crimson Lines (Wormholedeath) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Lamentation”

“Progressive” can mean a thousand different things to a thousand different bands, but Havenless keep listeners anchored with solid riffing, enjoyable explorations, and an overall sense of cohesion. While I love me some progressive metal bands, I will admit that many of them fall victim to aimless noodling from time to time (not BTBAM, you all shut your dang mouths), leaving the audience behind at tempo/key change number 293. While this preview doesn’t hint at testing any boundaries, this young group gives us a developed sense of structure and clear identity. Set aside some time for a few listens for this album! (Stockhausen)


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This White Mountain – From Atop This White Mountain (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]

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From atop This White Mountain by This White Mountain was a pleasant surprise. Press play on this album and allow your soul to soar to a snow-bedecked forest primeval where melodic, even folky black metal whirls and gusts down from the lofty peaks of Agallochian grandeur. This is a beautiful album, mixing lilting, tender cleans with pained screams, Borealic synths with earthy chords, and blasts with warm texture. This should be a perfect record to play around your family members this holiday without leading them to believe that you’re a cannibal baby-killer. (W.)


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Mistweaver – Nocturnal Bloodshed (Satanath Records) [Melodeath]

Listen to “Hell’s Arrival” 

Melodic death metal is more often miss than hit for me. Few bands can achieve the soaring heights of Inter Arma. However, Mistweaver bring a jaunty, fun take on the genre that seems to hark back to the more extreme and competitive origin of the scene. Strained growls mesh with bouncy synth-lines to create a powerful dichotomy. If you dig head-banging riffs and thoughtful structure, you’ll enjoy Nocturnal Bloodshed. (W.)


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Dysangelium – Thánatos Áskēsis (WTC Productions) [Blackened Death Metal]

Listen to “Ave Obscuritas Incarna”

I can’t resist good blackened death metal, and Dysangelium deliver just that on their full-length debut. The music can only be described as infernal, driven in large part by the vocalist’s ravaging screams. He sounds very similar to Behemoth’s Nergal, but without all the “all extreme music but mine sucks” rhetoric. If you like fast and furious riffs with a dynamic vocalist, then give them a listen. (Spear)


Allumn/Ancient Funeral Cult – When Everything Was Gone (Narcoleptica Productions) [Doom/Black Metal]
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Düsterdrauβen – Where is Your Summer Now? (Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Gewölbe aus Trümmern”

Flittering – Grievance (Speed Ritual Records) [DOOM/Black Metal]
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Israthoum/Chalice of Blood – Ascetic Temples/Sacrament of Death (split- Daemon Worship) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ascetic Temples”

Khaos Labyrinth – Khao Ad Khao (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “My Regress of Forgiven Soul”

Lich King – Do-Over (Evil Eye Records) [Thrash]

Minstrelix – Lost Renaissance ~The Road of Evangelist~ (Stay Gold) [Power Metal]

The Project Hate MCMXCIX – There is No Earth I will Leave Unscorched (Independent) [lolbuttz]
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The Unguided – Fallen Angels (Napalm Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Eye of Thylacine”

Upon Graves – Ravenous Chaos (Independent) [Black Metal]

Vehemeth/Sereignos – Easternic Tyrannical Duobolicults (split- Diabolicurst Production) [Black Metal]

Woebegone Obsucred – Deathscape MMXIV (Solitude Productions) [Funeral Doom]
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Did we forget a new release? Is there a way we could improve this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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