This Toilet Tuesday (1/7/20)

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New year, new tunes. You know the drill. Not much caught my attention this week, but Karhu’s got the goods for you. This list is pretty small, so let us know if there’s something we missed.


Empire of the Moon – Εκλειψις (Iron Bonehead) [Black Metal]
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I’ve been waiting for Empire of the Moon’s sophomore to drop almost ever since I discovered them via recommendation from the presumably-deceased Dubya back in… 2015-ish? Eclipse, or, Εκλειψις, follows the Greek tradition of black metal- that is to say, a lot of big riffs and less of an aversion to solos than your usual fare is. Yet EotM has more in common with the second-wave as it became known outside their native country, than most of their peers. Not much has changed in the way they approach their songwriting, even if Eclipse’s symphonic elements are toned down a notch in comparison with the debut, resulting in a less Hellenic-influenced Nokturnal Mortum sound, and leaving (even) more room for largely mid-paced black metal mysticism. 1/10/20 (Karhu)


Abandoned by Light – Algor Mortis (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Blood for All Tears Shed”

Apocalyptica – Cell-0 (Silver Lining Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Ashes of the Modern World”

Beyond Flesh – Ouroboros (Independent) [Guitar Pro Metal]
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Brothers of Metal – Emblas Saga (AFM Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Njord”

Circus of Fools – Contracult (Bleeding Nose Records) [Groove Metal]
Listen to “Marching Among the Dead”

Corpse Arise – Stinking Fucking Corpse (Independent) [Deathgrind]
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Cryptic Rising – Putrid Remnants (Independent) [Death Metal]
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Drown My Day / Tester Gier – Blood for Blood (split- Brutal Sound) [Deathcore/Thrash]
Listen to “Ritual”

Dyscordia – Delete / Rewrite (Dutch Music Works) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Delete / Rewrite”

Haunt – Mind Freeze (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Heavy Metal]
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Hildia – Valkyrie (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “純白の大翼”

Kassad – London Orbital (Hypnotic Dirge Records) [Black Metal]
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Kawir – Adrasteia (Iron Bonehead) [Black Metal]
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Lucifugum – Tri Nity Limb Ritual (Propaganda) [Black Metal]

Mystic Prophecy – Metal Division (Rock of Angels Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Dracula”

Plague Weaver – Through the Sulphur Eyes (Independent) [Black Doom]
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Rage – Wings of Rage (Steamhammer) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Let Them Rest In Peace”

Silence Before the Storm – Alone in Flames (Independent) [Deathcore]
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Snorlax – II (Brilliant Empire Records) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “The Chaos ov Iron Oppression”

VVilderness – Dark Waters (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Danu’s Tears”

Vulgarite – Fear Not the Dark Nor the Sun’s Return (Independent) [Airy Black Doom]
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War Dogs – Die by My Sword (Fighter Records) [Heavy Metal]
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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!

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