This Toilet Tuesday (1/3/23)


Our first Toilet Tuesday of 2023 is short and sweet, which should help you get all caught up on all the year-end stuff in the metalsphere. Not to say there’s nothing good on the way (at least one or two besides the highlighted album is worth a listen), but I’m happy for a break from being inundated with new albums. Let us know if there’s anything new and noteworthy that we’ve missed.

Iravu – A Fate Worse than Home (Vita Detestabilis/Fiadh Productions) [Black Metal]

I don’t find myself actively engaging with atmospheric black metal terribly often, but Iravu kept my attention for a number of reasons. Beyond simply having a good ear for chord layering required for this type of music, Iravu punctuates their dreamy melodic passages with some solid riffs and incredibly flashy leads. It sounds great too, with a big open feel to the production that accentuates that drifting sensation in the music. Plus, sales from this go to a LGBT+ and homeless assistance organization in Malaysia, so you can get yourself some sweet tunes while putting your money to a good cause. 1/6/23 (Spear)

Akloleh – Aybiker Ritual (Off Beet) [Black Metal]

Black Riding Hood – Into Imagination (Independent) [Doom]

Celestial Shadows – The Tragedy of Calufrax (Independent) [Black Metal]

Confined – Eternal Fury of the Disillusioned Ones (Vargheist Records) [Death Metal]

Crotalus – Pre Programmed Decimation (Independent) Death Metal]

Daedric Chamber – Dragon Cult Rising (Independent) [Black Metal]

Endtime/Cosmic Reaper –  Doom Sessions Vol. VII (split- Heavy Psych Sounds) [Sludge/Doom]

Eremus – Monólogo (Independent) [Black Metal]

Finistère – Only the Tides Are for Ever (Independent) [Black Metal]

Hajotos – III – Tuho (Independent) [Death Doom]

Hand of Doom – Stray from the Path (Independent) [Death Metal]

Hollows – The Suffering Continues (Independent) [Black Metal]

Intrepid – Slaying of Sanity/Murder of Mind (Independent) [Death Metal]

Perseguidor – Sistema Falso (Octava Records) [Thrash]

Reverted Decay – The Sigil (Independent) [Melodeath]

Vanagandr – Storms of Empire (Independent) [Black Metal]

Varmia – Prolog (M-Theory Audio) [Black Metal]

Did we forget a new release? Is there a way we could improve this list? Let us know in the comments!

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