This Toilet Terrorsday (10/31/23)


You wake in the witching hour, stumbling through dark corridors to the bathroom; speed is of the essence as the memories of a pleasant dream sublimate through your skull. As you perch upon the porcelain, a hypnic jerk jolts through you, and you tumble backwards, falling through a tunnel that’s opened beneath you. Toppling head over heels, you scrape at the tunnel’s edges and feel slick flesh beneath your fingers. All is dark besides the dim light through the toilet’s aperture high above—a light that wanes as the lid descends, ringed with swollen gums and the cruel fangs of a carnivore. It’s This Toilet Terrorsday, and we have such songs to show you.

Crystal Coffin – The Curse of Immortality (Independent) [Symphonic Blackened Death]

The Curse of Immortality is that rare concept album that delivers as a complete work and on the level of individual songs. The relative simplicity of the riffing and overall structure allows the band to add layer upon layer of synths and guitar leads to their compositions without suffocating the songwriting. The outcome is an enthralling bit of theater—what I wish people meant more often when they said atmoblack.

From ferocious blasting to anthemic melodies, there’s variety in these “scenes” (you can see here that I’ve had a swig of the Koolaid!) that is often missing from the genre’s epic-length behemoths (lmoa got ur ass Nerdgal) that ring hollow with a dearth of ideas and movement. One would assume that an extreme metal concept album must take the form of a double LP with a smattering of 1-minute ambient fluff tracks, but Crystal Coffin respect themselves and their audience, keeping the story taut at just over 40 minutes. This band remains unsigned and labels should feel bad—somebody needs to put a nail in this coffin! -Roldy

Abandoned by Light – Dreams of a Cosmic Death – Part I (Independent) [Black]

Acid Force – World Targets in Megadeaths (Jawbreaker Records) [Thrash]

Acts of Swine – Pork Grind Vol. 1 (Independent) [Death]

Aeonian Sorrow – Katara (Independent) [Symphonic Melodeath]

Agony Voices – We Don​’​t Know What We Have Become (Sun Empire Productions) [Death ‘n Roll]

Aldorfrea – Dark Fables of the Night (Independent) [Black]

Amalekim – HVHI (Avantgarde Music) [Black]

Ancient Days – Devil​’​s Night (Independent) [Doom]

Angra – Cycles of Pain (Atomic Fire Records) [Prog/Power]

As the Palaces Burn – Drowning Into Shadows (Rockshots Records) [Melodeath / Groove Metal]

Asterism – Decide (SME Records) [Instrumental Prog/Power]

Asteroid Witch/Greenseeker – Split (Electric Valley Records) [Stoner Doom / Psych Rock]

Axioma – Primal Descent (Independent) [Death]

Backbone/Death Has Spoken – Doomed to Gloom (Independent) [Death/Doom / Synthwave]

Baffald – Fuck Off 2020 (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]

Below A Silent Sky – Walls of Light (Independent) [Instrumental Post-Metal]

Bhatt – Vous êtes pas écoeur​é​s de vivre, bande de caves (Independent) [Post-Black]

BHX/Devil’s Chariot/Teazer – Obscure N.W.O.B.H.M. Demos Vol.5 (Obscure NWOBHM Releases) [NWoBHM]

Bihargam – Executioner Star (Independent) [Blackened Death]

Black Knife – Baby Eater Witch (Wise Blood Records) [Blackened Punk]

Black Wasteland – Time Devours All (Barbarian Wrath) [Doom / Heavy Metal]

Boiled Tongue/Kageneko – Split (Bent Window Records) [Raw/Lo-Fi Grindcore]

Briqueville – IIII (Pelagic Records) [Doom / Post-Metal]

Carnal Tomb – Embalmed in Decay (Testimony Records) [Death]

Cetragore – Plagued By Birth (Independent) [Blackened Death]

Ch’ahom – Knots of Abhorrence (Sentient Ruin Laboratories) [Blackened Death]

Cirkeln – The Primitive Covenant (True Cult Records) [Black]

Cosmitorium – Broken Archetypes (Independent) [Tech Death]

Crimson Caliber – Destined For Delusion (Independent) [Thrash]

Darkness Ablaze – It All Shall Burn (Darkstorm Records) [Melodeath]

Degrave – Volume (HPGD Productions) [Deathrash]

Detoxen – Dead Man’s Weapon (Independent) [Thrash]

Devil’s Night – II (Molten Magma) [Heavy Metal]

Dying Wish – Symptoms of Survival (SharpTone Records) [Metalcore]

Faidra – Militant : Penitent : Triumphant (Northern Silence Productions) [Black]

Foul Body Autopsy – Crucifix Dreams (Independent) [Death]

Frakasm – And So the Blood Was Shed (Great Dane Records) [Death]

Frogtician – Domain of Frog (Independent) [Brutal Death / Amphibious Grind]

Gozer – The Path Always Leads To The End (Independent) [Sludge / Post-Metal]

Green Lung – This Heathen Land (Nuclear Blast) [Sludge / Post-Metal]

Gutter Creek – Fangs to the Face (SubLevel Records) [Heavy Metal / Hard Rock]

Guyođ – Heart of Thy Abyss (Kvlt und Kaos Productions) [Blackened Death]

I Crawled – A Lifeless Husk at the Doorway to the Abyss (Independent) [Raw/Lo-Fi DSBM / Doom Metal]

Infamovs – Stench of the Unholy Graves (Empyrean Collapse) [Death]

Insomnium – Songs of the Dusk (Century Media Records) [Melodeath]

Ivory – Alien Nation (Underground Symphony) [Heavy Metal]

Katholik – Entropic Evolution (Amputated Vein Records) [Tech Death]

Kill the King – S/T (Independent) [Thrash]

Killsorrow – Wasteland Chronicles (Independent) [Metalcore]

Korpvs – Black Metal Forever (Independent) [Black]

Krypta – Outo laakso (Svart Records) [Occult Rock]

Le Morte – Midnight in the Garden of Tragedy (Darkness Shall Rise Productions) [Death/Doom]

Lord Sithis – Oath of Bloodshed (Independent) [Raw/Lo-Fi Blackened Death]

Manipulator – Drawing Secret Circles (Psychocontrol Records) [Grindcore]

Master Dy – Ghost (Independent) [Symphonic Power Metal]

Menacing Void – Waiting for the Dawn (Independent) [Doom / Alt Metal]

Morne – Engraved with Pain (Metal Blade Records) [Sludge / Doom]

Mortuary Drape – Black Mirror (Peaceville Records) [Death]

Nahasheol – Serpens Abyssi (Wolves of Hades) [Black]

Nāv – Trpte (Independent) [Black]

Necronomic – Magnificent Adoration of Obscurity (Masters of Kaos Productions) [Raw/Lo-Fi Black]

NecroticGoreBeast – Repugnant (Comatose Music) [Brutal Death Metal]

Organic Brain Disorder – Gruesome Acts Of A Deranged Mind (Bizarre Leprous Production) [Brutal Death Metal / Goregrind]

Orthostat – The Heat Death (Eternal Hatred Records) [Death]

Palantír – Nightmare Opus (Stormspell Records) [Symphonic Power Metal]

Pénitence Onirique – Nature Morte (Les Acteurs de L’Ombre Productions) [Black]

Précipices – Devant les affres de la mort (Independent) [Black ‘n Roll / Post-Black]

Psionic Madness – Warhead Crucifix (Vargheist Records) [Death]

Putrid Evil – Exhumed​.​.​. From The Unhallowed Ground (Independent) [Deathgrind]

Ravenoir – Cultus Inferi (Black Barn Music) [Melodeath]

Requiem of Malediction – Satanas Triumphans (Independent) [Blackened Death]

Reveal – Still Alive (Art Gates Records) [Symphonic Heavy Metal]

Sapentia ov Atlantis – The Nebula of Baphomet (Masters of Kaos Productions) [Black ‘n Roll]

Satan’s Fall – Destination Destruction (SPV Entertainment) [Heavy Metal]

Scab Hag – Wading Through Mephitic Filth (Independent) [Death]

Sea Mosquito – Igitur (Independent) [Proggy Blackened Death]

Serenity – Nemesis AD (Napalm Records) [Symphonic Power Metal]

Sex Virgin Killer – Devil (Lilii Sound Loom) [Noisy Speed Metal]

Shadowmare – While Trapped Inside (Independent) [Melodeath / Thrash Metal]

Skull Servant – Traditional Black Magicks II (Independent) [Doom / Thrash Metal]

Suffocating Empathy – Subconscious Tides (Bleak Black Kvlt) [Raw/Lo-Fi Black]

Suffocation – Hymns from the Apocrypha (Nuclear Blast) [Death]

Tel – Widower (Independent) [Doom / Post-Metal]

Temple of Gorgon – Leviathan (Adirondack Black Mass) [Blackened Death]

Teufelsberg – Pakt mit dem Teufel (Under the Sign of Garazel Productions) [Black]

The Convalescence – Harvesters Of Flesh And Bone (Cleopatra Records) [Symphonic Deathcore]

The Magus – Βυσσοδομώντας (The Circle Music) [Black ‘n Roll]

Thragedium – Lisboa Depois de Morta (Alma Mater Records) [Doom / Folk Metal]

Thronehammer – Kingslayer (Supreme Chaos Records) [Doom Metal / Sludge]

Totenmesse – Fiktionlust (Pagan Records) [Blackened Death]

Udûn – Lanza de Longinos (Independent) [Blackened Death]

Ufomammut – Crookhead (Supernatural Cat) [Psych Doom / Sludge]

Vér – Apparitions of the Past (Independent) [Raw/Lo-Fi Black]

Veruta – Forked Tongue Of Fire (Transylvanian Recordings) [Blackened Death]

Vesperian Sorrow – A Dire Flight for the Black Fragment (Black Lion Records) [Symphonic Melodeath]

Vulnificus – Inextricable (Independent) [Brutal Death]

Warcrab – The Howling Silence (Transcending Obscurity Records) [Death]

Wurgilnõ – Angst (Merg&Been) [Black]

Xilent Death – Omnipotentis Dei Crucifixio (Pvre Carnage Productions) [Raw/Lo-Fi Black]

Xoth – Exogalactic (Dawnbreed Records) [Tech Death]

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