This Toilet Tuesday (1/14/20)


Hell yeah, it’s Toilet Tuesday. This is one of the best weeks for new music we’ve had in awhile; lots of good sludge, some sweet tech releases (a couple of which I recently covered), and plenty more. Hans and I have a couple bangers picked out, and there’s lots more in the list below.

Svarttjern – Shame Is Just a Word (Soulseller Records) [Black Metal]

Given that these guys have been around for a good 15 years and feature several members of Carpathian Forest, they might not need much talking about, but all this was news to me, so here goes. Svarttjern play pretty well-made black metal with a pretty clean sound and mixed with a dash of thrash. The mix is not unlike 1349, but not of quite the same caliber. The opener and the second half of “Frost Embalmed Abyss” really rip, and if there’s more such bangers on the record, it might be enough to carry them through weaker bits like that second song. 1/17/20 (Hans)

Garganjua – Toward the Sun (Holy Roar Records) [Post-Metal/Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “The New Sun”

This is a good week to be a sludge/post-metal fan; plenty of quality releases are coming up, but Garganjua takes the crown as far as I’m concerned for being the sludgiest most post-metallic of the lot. It’s everything you could want from this type of music; big, thick distortion, soothing cleans (both guitars and vocals), ragged howls, lightly proggy riffs… it’s the whole package. “The New Sun” rules, and I’d be happy if the rest of the album is even half as good. 1/17/20 (Spear)

Arcana 13 – Black Death (Aural Music) [Spooky Doom/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Black Death”

Body Void/Keeper – split (Roman Numeral Records) [DOOM]

British Lion – The Burning (Parlophone) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Burning”

Carved Cross – Severance of Disparity in Absolute Acrimony (Death Shadow Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “V – The Singularity of a Lonesome Path Wandered”

Catalepsia – Inheritance (Independent) [Gothic Metal]

Cult of Horror – Hermetik Heretik (Bestial Invasion Records) [Black/Speed Metal]

DarkTribe – Voici l’homme (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Prism of Memory”

Doomed to Fail – Fury (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Betrayer”

Elder Druid – Golgotha (Independent) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Sentinel”

Escuela Grind – PPOOWWEERRVVIIOOLLEENNCCEE (Independent) [Guess What]

Ether Coven – Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering (Century Media) [Sludge]
Listen to “Flower Crown”

Exa – Cut the Past (Independent) [Thrash]

Fjord – Midvinterblotets Skaldersånger (Independent) [Black Metal]

Grin – Transluscent Blades (Crazysane Records) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Orbital Grace”

Horned Almighty – To Fathom the Master’s Grand Design (Scarlet Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Antagonism Eternal”

Hyperia – Insanitorium (Sliptrick Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Asylum”

Illarith – The Great Mortality (Independent) [Black Metal]

Kaoteon – Kaoteon (Independent) [Death Metal]

L’Homme Absurde – Belong (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Belong”

Mindless Sinner – Poltergeist (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]

Odious Mortem – Synesthesia (Willowtip) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Ruins of the Timeworn”

The Osedax – Meridians (Independent) [Sludge/Post-Metal]

Porta Nigra – Schöpfungswut (Soulseller Records) [Black Metal]

Rage of Samedi – Blood Ritual (Argonauta Records) [Doom/Sludge]
Listen to “Blood Ritual”

Rat King – Vicious Inhumanity (Within the Mind Records) [Sludgy Deathgrind]
Listen to “Borratanico”

Red Dead – Forest of Chaos (Great Dane Records) [Death Metal]

Serpent Eater – Vanitas (Alerta Antifascista Records) [Black/Death Metal]
Listen to “Dead Spiritualist Silent”

Skull Koraptor – Chaos Station (Ragnarok Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Blast It Out”

Sons of Apollo – MMXX (InsideOut Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Goodbye Divinity”

Victorius – Space Ninjas from Hell (Napalm Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Shuriken Showdown”

Woorms – Twitching, as Prey (Sludgelord Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Silence and the Saints”

Wormhole – The Weakest Among Us (Lacerated Enemy) [Techy Slam]

Yoth Iria – Under His Sway (Repulsive Echo Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sid Ed Djinn”

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