This Toilet Tuesday (1/9/18)

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The cycle of new releases continues to turn, and I have very little to say about it this week. Not much caught my ear, but we’ve still picked out a couple solid jams for you to check out. Take a look at the list and let us know what shouldn’t be glossed over.


Upheaval – Altar of Ash (Independent) [Sludge]
Listen to “Altar of Ash”

The way this comes storming out of the gate, you’ll forgive me for double-checking that genre tag; this sounds a lot more akin to Black Metal than Sludge. Blasting, shredding, barely slowing down – up until around the two minute mark, where they take the foot off the gas. Thankfully, because this is where the track shines, pummeling you with a thick mid-tempo riff accompanied by a constant double bass. Thanks to the singer, it reminds me a bit Fange, Eyehategod, et al. And then they’re off again, black metaling their way to the end. Like a hit and run where the driver takes his sweet time to put it in reverse and roll over you once more before barreling on down the road. 01/12/18 (Hans)


Old Wolf – Faustian Mass (Divebomb Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Faustian Mass”

Heavy/trad metal is my musical comfort food- perfect on a slow week like this. Old Wolf has exactly what I look for from this type of music: chunky steel-bearing riffs, soaring vocals, and glorious shredding guitars. If you’re looking for challenging music, this isn’t it, but if you just want to bang your head and have a good time, you can’t go wrong here. 1/12/18 (Spear)


Abysmal Grief – Blasphema Secta (Sun & Moon Records) [Spoopy Doom]
Listen to “Maleficence”

Avatar – Avatar Country (eOne Music) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “The King Wants You”

Bleeding Gods – Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast Records) [Symphonic Death Metal]
Listen to “From Feast to Beast”

Bloodshot Dawn – Reanimation (Hostile Media) [Melodic/Tech Death]
Listen to “Reanimation,” “Survival Evolved” (Review soon!)

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast Records) [Hard Rock/Doom]
Listen to “Cast the First Stone”

Crash Syndrom – Postmortem Solutions to Mundane Issues (Obliteration Records) [Grindcore]

Cruentator – Ain’t War Hell? (Xtreem Music) [Thrash]
Listen to “Evil is Prowling Around”

Djinn and Miskatonic – Even Gods Must Die (Transcending Obscurity) [Doom]
Listen to “Doombringer,” “Frost and Steel”

Evil Nerfal – Bellum Est Pater Omnium (Grimm Distribution) [Black Metal]
Listen to “En Las Fauces Del Demonio (Taedium Daemoni)”

Grave Spirit – The Beast Unburdened By Flesh (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Beast Unburdened By Flesh”

Greyfell – Horsepower (Argonauta Records) [Doom]
Preview

Hamferð – Támsins likam (Metal Blade Records) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Hon Syndrast”

Heidevolk – Vuur van verzet (Napalm Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Ontwaakt”

Hell Bent – Hell Bent (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Condemned to Life”

Hellish God – The Evil Emanations (Everlasting Spew Records) [Death Metal]
Stream

Kadaverficker – KFFM 931​.​8 (Rotten Roll Rex) [Death Metal]
Preview

Kayleth – Colossus (Argonauta Records) [Stoner Doom]
Preview

Leaves’ Eyes – Sign of the Dragonhead (Leaves’ Eyes) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Sign of the Dragonhead”

Mystic Prophecy – Monuments Uncovered (Massacre Records) [Heavy Metal Covers]
Preview

Panphage – Jord (Nordvis) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Odalmarkerna”

Scaphism – Unutterable Horrors (Horror Pain Gore Death) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Vaults of Pestilence”

Soulinpain – Adversary (Australis Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Resilience”

Trespass – Footprints in the Rock (Mighty Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Momentum”

Utvar – Ghosts (Vox Umbra Productions) [Shoegaze]

Waroath/Cthulhu Rites/Czarna Trumna – Black Oath Rites (split- War Productions) [Black Metal/Thrash]
Stream

White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive (M-Theory Audio) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Storm the Shores”

Zulmet – Satans Nunnor (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Satans Nunnor”

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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