This Toilet Tuesday (10/24/17)


Welcome once more to This Toilet Tuesday! The waxing of autumn seems to bring metal bands out of the woodwork, and this week’s list is characteristically heavy. Karhu and Dumpster Lung have picked out some mighty fine jams for you, but there’s plenty more after that. Check it out and share some tunes with the class.

Caïnan Dawn – F.O.H.A.T. (Osmose Productions) [Black Metal]

Brooding. Aggressive. Accelerating. Ominous. Descending. New Cainan Dawn is some of the better black metal released in 2017, courtesy of the Frenchmen. 10/27/17 (Karhu)

Chainsaw (GRC)- Filthy Blasphemy (Diabolic Might/Vulkan/Unholy Forces) [Thrash/Speed Metal]

This particular Chainsaw, who hail from Greece (because not only are there multiple bands named Chainsaw, there are even 2 with releases coming out this Friday), play non-stop thrash that sounds like a mix of classic Venom with the intensity and aggression of German thrash, such as early Sodom or Kreator. I wouldn’t go so far as to call them black/thrash though, despite that being what my mind usually jumps to when Venom is cited as an influence. The vocals are a gruff shout, and there’s a lot of tremolo picking, but Filthy Blasphemy just feels like grimy speed metal more than anything else. You’ll probably feel some very early Slayer influence in spots too, particularly in the tons of rapid tom fills all over the place. The production is excellent as well, with a tightness and clarity that only emphasizes the speed of the riffs without losing impact. The bass is also deliciously audible throughout, which is always a huge plus in my book. Bottom line: These guys shred. 10/28/17 (Dumpster Lung)

Dr. Living Dead! – Cosmic Conqueror (Century Media Records) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “Cosmic Conqueror”

If you told me there’s a band that sounds a whole lot like Iron Reagan, and that the title track of their new album sounds like them mixed with Slayer, I’d probably need to call a medical doctor instead of listening to Dr. Living Dead, because my resulting erection would surely last longer than 4 hours and start to become a problem. That being said. . . it’s a manageable chub for me at the moment. Dr. Living Dead! does indeed riff pretty hard, and the production and all that also sounds great, but there are some clean vocals in the other single, “Terror Vision” that, judging by the last couple releases, will likely be present throughout the whole album, that I’m a bit unsure of right now. If you’re familiar with IR’s last album, the singer for DrLD actually contributed guest vocals on one track (the kind of odd, higher pitched ones in the song “Megachurch”). I really wasn’t sure about those vocals at first, but then I grew to love them. It’s such a small dose of them in that particular instance though, and I think the vocals themselves just sound better there than the ones I’ve heard today, so it’s hard to say if I’ll end up loving that sound in this context where it’s so much more emphasized. Still, to their credit, that’s one unique trait they have that helps them stand out from the rest of the crossover scene, and they’re not awful by any means, just more of an acquired taste, and one I think I probably will acquire in time. I wouldn’t discourage anyone from checking these guys out, but I think those vocals may be a bit divisive. 10/27/17 (Dumpster Lung)

All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (Southern Lord Recordings) [Hardcore]

Anima Damnata – Nefarious Seed Grows to Bring Forth Supremacy of the Beast (Godz ov War) [Black/Death Metal]

Argos – Rompiendo el silencio (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Hogar”

Barrowlands – Tyndir (Vendetta Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Hyperion,” “Empty Hands Grasping”

Beyond Visions – Catch 22 (Bleeding Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Survival,” “Pay My Price”

Blut aus Nord – Deus Salutis Meæ (Debemur Morti Productions) [Gross Black Metal]
Listen to “Apostasis”

Chainsaw (POL)- The Last Crusade (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Communic – Where Echoes Gather (AFM Records) [Power Prog/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Where Echoes Gather Pt. I: Beneath the Giant,” “Pt. II: The Underground Swine”

Complete Failure – Crossburner (Season of Mist) [Grindcore]

Concerto Moon – Tears of Messiah (Walküre Records) [Power Metal]

Cursed Moon – Rite of Darkness (Hells Headbangers) [“Deathwave”]
Listen to “Rise of the Antichrist”, “Creatures of the Night”

Cryptic Fog – Staring Through the Veil (Blood Harvest Records) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Cleansed by the Black Flame of Absolution”

Dauþuz – Die Grubenmähre (Naturmacht Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Drachensee,” “Dem Berg entrissen”

Devangelic – Phlegethon (Comatose Music) [Brutal Death Metal]

Dragonhammer – Obscurity (My Kingdom Music) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Fighting the Beast”

Dreamgrave – Monuments (Independent) [Dark Metal]
Listen to “Drop the Curtain”

The Dyatlov Discovery – Desecration (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Desecration,” “Rivers of Flesh”

Embryo – A Step Beyond Divinity (Art Gates Records) [Melodeath]

Evertale – The Great Brotherwar (NoiseArt Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Empire Rising”

Filii Nigrantium – Infernalium Inmunditia Odii Plena (Chaosphere Recordings) [Black Metal]

Fleurety – The White Death (Peaceville Records) [wut]
Listen to “Lament of the Optimist”

Forgotten Tomb – We Owe You Nothing (Agonia Records) [Blackish Doom]
Listen to “We Owe You Nothing”

GumoManiacs – By Endurance We Conquer – Demons & Damnation (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “By Endurance We Conquer,” “Billy the Kid”

Hanging Garden – I Am Become (Lifeforce Records) [Chill Doom/Melodeath]
Listen to “Elysium”

Heretic – A Game You Cannot Win (Dissonance Productions) [Power Thrash]

Hideous Rebirth – La Fosa Comun (Gorehouse Productions) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Desecration Seance”

Hyrgal – Serpentine (Naturmacht Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Mouroir,” “Till”

Irradiation – Annihilate (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Crisis”

Kalevala – Metel (Soundage Productions) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Metel”

Katla. – Móðurástin (Prophecy) [Post Metal]

Keldian – Darkness and Light (Perris Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Blood Red Dawn”

Kurobara Oukoku – Black Roses (Blacklisted Productions) [Power Metal]

Lovebites – Awakening from Abyss (Sliptrick Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Shadowmaker”

Maleficia – XVI (Narcoleptica Productions) [Death Metal]

Mastic Scum – Defy (Independent) [Death Metal]

Misanthrope – AXΩ- Alpha X Omega : Le magistère de l’abnégation (Holy Records) [Progressive Melodeath]
Listen to “Noyade Abyssale”

Natvre’s – Early Cvlts (Argento Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Death of the Earth,” “Early Cults”

Necrotted – Worldwide Warfare (Rising Nemesis Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Hunt Down the Crown”

Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (Season of Mist) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Urn Pt. I,” “Urn Pt. II,” “Intra Venus”

Nightosaur – Future Songs (Independent) [Rock/Doom]

Obastra – Mosaic (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “The Stone That Lies Below,” “My Body Carved”

Percussor – Remnants of Horror (Lost Apparitions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Derided by Defeat”

Ritual Decay – Incendiary Provocation (Flesh Vessel Records) [Black/Death Metal]

Sacroscum – Drugs & Death (Unholy Prophecies) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Waste, Horror & Degradation,” “Skin Canvas”

Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate (Century Media Records) [Thrash/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Hands of Fate”

Slabdragger/Wren – Mothers Of The Beef And The Magic Of Invention (split- Holy Roar Records) [Doom/Sludge]

Stillborn – Nocturnals (Black Lodge Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Lorelei”

Stolen Memories – Paradox (Dooweet Agency) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Exile”

Temple of Oblivion – Via Falsa 1866 (Sturmglanz) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Das Wunder von Königgrätz”

Tersivel – Worship of the Gods (Independent) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Walls of Ctesiphon,” “Argentoratum”

Theurgia – Transformation (Throats Productions) [Hideous Black/Death Metal]

Thy Serpent’s Cult – Supremacy of Chaos (Ordo MCM) [Death Metal]

Torchia – Of Curses and Grief (Inverse Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Headshot”

Toxicology/Skuz/Triple Cripple/Ground – Split (split- Independent) [Death/Doom/Grind/Etc.]
Listen to “Crushing Corporate Media” (Toxicology)

War Possession – Doomed to Chaos (Memento Mori) [Death Metal]

Winds of Plague – Blood of My Enemy (eOne Music) [Symphonic Melodeath]
Listen to “Never Alone”

Witch Trail – Thole (Babylon Doom Cult) [Progressive Black Metal]

Within Silence – Return from the Shadows (Ulterium Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Heroes Must Return”

Wojczech / Krupskaya – Wojczech / Krupskaya (split- 7 Degrees Records) [Deathgrind]

Wolfshead – Leaden (Rockshots Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Vukodlak”

Year of the Cobra – Burn Your Dead (Magnetic Eye Records) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Burn Your Dead”

Zhora – Ethos, Pathos, Logos (Independent) [Progressive Sludge]
Listen to “Infernal Liturgy”

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

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