This Toilet Tuesday (10/23/18)


It is once again Toilet Tuesday, and I gotta say, it feels like bands are intentionally aiming for October releases for their stuff. I know it hits that year-end sweet spot where reviewers have had time to sit on a record without it fading from memory, and October is the spookiest (and therefore most metal) time of year, but come on. Save something for January so we don’t have to scrape the bottom of the barrel hoping to find something decent. We’ll appreciate it that much more.

Whinging aside, we do have one of the strongest weeks of new releases in awhile, and that makes wading through the glut of music worth it. Even the slam and goregrind releases feel like exactly the right kind of stupid to be entertaining, and there’s more good than bad for a change. Hop on that list and tell me what I missed.

Outre – Hollow Earth (Debemur Morti) [Dissonant Black/Death Metal]

If you rewind a few years to a point where Nergal wasn’t spending his time making a total fucking dipshit of himself, Behemoth was blowing my younger self away with how insanely heavy those riffs and that gorilla-like voice was. Time and experience have changed things, of course, and going back to those songs doesn’t elicit quite the same surge of awe as they used to. That’s why I latched onto this Outre album so quickly; they sound like what my memories tell me Behemoth sounded like. This is peak Polish blackened death metal that not only hits all my nostalgia buttons, but taps into a wellspring of subtle dissonance that appeals to my current sensibilities. 10/26/18 (Spear)

Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering – Tome II (Independent) [Tech Death]

I’m not going to pretend to know enough about Cryptopsy to run a TDT about them, but these two preview songs have me jazzed for this new release. They have that same blend of brutality and brains that makes Abnormality and Unfathomable Ruination so fun, but in a tiny four-song package. Get this if you want some nasty riffs without going full-on knuckle dragging. 10/26/18 (Spear)

Ahnengrab – Schattenseiten (Einheit Produktionen) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Rad der Zeit”

Ahnenkult – Als das Licht verging (Einheit Produktionen) [Melodic Black Metal]
Listen to “Gezeiten”

Alphakill – Degrees of Manipulation (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Deadly Injection”

Anna Pest – Something Is a Foot (Independent) [Metalcore/Melodeath]

Artas – Ora et Gomorrha (Atmaah Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Ora et Gomorrha”

Automb – Esoterica (Satanath Records) [Blackened Death Metal]

Avast – Mother Culture (Dark Essence Records) [Post-Black Metal]

Barús – Drowned (Memento Mori) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Engorge”

Bloodbath – The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Bloodicide,” “Chainsaw Lullaby”

Brutality – Antecedent Offerings (Ceremonial Records) [Death Metal]

Brvmak – In Nomine Patris (Sleaszy Rider) [Prog Death]
Listen to “Genesis”

Carcharodon – Bukkraken (Argonauta Records) [Stoner/Death Metal]
Listen to “Weed & Brown Sound”

Cognitive – Matricide (Unique Leader Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Fragmented Perception,” “Omnicide”

Crash Syndrom – Anatomical Amusements (Obliteration Records) [Death/Goregrind]
Listen to “Embalmers”

Death Decline – The Thousand Faces of Lies (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Useless Sacrifice”

Devouring Star – The Arteries of Heresy (Dark Descent Records) [Black Metal]

Dim7 – In Sterquiliniis Invenitur (Independent) [Gothic/Death Metal]
Listen to “Spinecrawler”

Dissentience – Mask of Pretense (Independent) [Thrash/Melodeath]
Listen to “Maniac”

Dracaris – Nowhere (Independent) [Black Metal]

Dyrnwyn – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Soundage Productions) [Folk Metal]

Elderwind – The Colder The Night (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Elffor – Impious Battlefields (Independent) [Epic Black Metal]

Emerald – Requiem (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Endless War”

Eisregen – Fegefeuer (Massacre Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Knochentorte”

Festerday – Cadaveric Virginity (Season of Mist) [Death Metal]
no songs, but that art

Fifth Angel – The Third Secret (Nuclear Blast) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Can You Hear Me”

From the Vastland – Daevayasna (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Fall Into Duzakh”

Glacial Tomb – Glacial Tomb (Gilead Media) [Sludge]

Glutton for Punishment – The Mutilation Process (Twin Town Tyrant Records) [Death Metal]

Godless – Swarm (Independent) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “From Beyond,” “Empty Graves”

Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu – The Final Stand (Bang the Head Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “文物ト戦”

Haken – Vector (InsideOut Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “A Cell Divides”

Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands (Season of Mist) [Death Metal]

Heidra – The Blackening Tide (Time To Kill Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “The Blackening Tide”

Hekata – Ruin (Satanath Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Liar”

Hissing – Permanent Destitution (Profound Lore) [Ugly Death Metal]

Holy Shire – The Legendary Shepherds of the Forest (Heavy Metal Records) [Symphonic Something]
Listen to “The Legendary Shepherds of the Forest”

Ibridoma – City of Ruins (Punishment 18 Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Sadness Comes”

Icarus Witch – Goodbye Cruel World (Cleopatra Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Goodbye Cruel World”

Into Eternity – The Sirens (M-Theory Audio) [Prog/Melodeath]
Listen to “Fringes of Psychosis”

Iron Void – Excalibur (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Doom]

Kraanium – Slamchosis (Comatose Music) [SLAM]

Languish – Unworthy (Prosthetic Records) [Deathgrind]

Lascar – Wildlife (ATMF) [Post-Black Metal]

Moonshade – Sun Dethroned (Art Gates Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Flames that Forged Us”

Morbid Messiah – Demoniac Paroxysm (Memento Mori) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Crawling in Guts”

Nihilo – Doom (Art Gates Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Death Prevails”

Nordland – The Dead Stones (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “I Defy Thee,” “Leave My Body to the Crows”

Nothgard – Malady X (Metal Blade Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Malady X”

Now Everything Fades – Gospel of Suicide (Silentium in Foresta) [Black Metal]

Ophidian Forest – votIVe (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Nerthus”

The Order of Apollyon – Moriah (Agonia Records) [Blackened Death Metal]

Outlaw – Marauders (High Roller Records) [Heavy/Speed Metal]
Listen to “Tyrants of Ice”

Pandiscordian Necrogenesis – Outer Supernatural (Gilead Media) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Outer Supernatural”

Paths – In Lands Thought Lost (Bindrune Recordings) [Melodic Black Metal]
Listen to “To Brave the Storm”

Pijn – Loss (Holy Roar) [Post-Rock]

Putrisect – Cascading Inferno (Blood Harvest Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Euphoric Insanity”

Razgate – Welcome Mass Hysteria (Punishment 18 Records) [Thrash]

Rising – Sword and Scythe (Indisciplinarian) [Sludge]
Listen to “Salted Earth”

Ruin – Human Annihilation (Memento Mori) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Savage Mutilation”

Serocs – The Phobos / Deimos Suite (Everlasting Spew) [Tech Death]

Sirenia – Arcane Astral Aeons (Napalm Records) [No]
Listen to “Love Like Cyanide”

Sjukdom – Stridshymner og dødssalmer (Osmose Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “NÆRVÆR”

Skull Fist – Way of the Road (NoiseArt/Napalm) [Heavy/Speed Metal]
Listen to “You Belong To Me,” “No More Running”

Sorrowful Land – I Remember (Independent) [Death/Doom]

Street Sects – The Kicking Mule (The Flenser) [Angery Electronics]

Striker – Play to Win (Record Breaking Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Heart of Lies”

Sumeru – Summon Destroyer (Wormholedeath) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Summon Destroyer”

Super Unison – Stella (Deathwish) [Post-Hardcore]
Listen to “Parts Unknown”, “Falcon”

Them – Manor of the Se7en Gables (Steamhammer) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Witchfinder”

Total Fucking Destruction – #USA4TFD (Give Praise) [Grindcore]

Under – Stop Being Naive (APF Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Traitor’s Gate”

Unleashed – The Hunt for White Christ (Napalm Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Lead Us Into War,” “The Hunt For White Christ”

Vanik – II Dark Season (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Speed Metal]

Vontrov – Through a Once Closed Passage (Independent) [Black Metal]

Wall of Sleep – The Road Through the Never (Hammer Music) [Stoner Doom]

Warrel Dane – Shadow Work (Century Media Records) [Groove/Prog]
Listen to “Disconnection System,” “As Fast As The Others”

Wasted Theory – Warlords of the New Electric (Argonauta Records) [Stop]
Listen to anything else

Weaponlord – Tales from Port Royal (Independent) [Running Wild covers]
Listen to “Diamonds of the Black Chest”

Weltschmerz – Illustra Nos (Redefining Darkness) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Until the Bitter End”

Zealot Cult – Spiritual Sickness (Blood Harvest Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Blades of Jihad”

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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