This Toilet Tuesday (1/13/15)


Hello, fellow citizens of the crapper, and welcome to Toilet Tuesday! There’s new music aplenty this week and I’m tapped for poop metaphors right now, so I’ll let you get right to it. Jack Bauer, Leif Bearikson, W, and I have listed our favorites below. Enjoy!


Sylosis – Dormant Heart (Nuclear Blast) [Thrash]

It’s no secret how much I love Sylosis. They are one of the best at combining death and thrash and at the same time giving it a sound all their own. They excel at writing super tasty riffs. Monolith was a phenomenal record and Dormant Heart is just as good if not better. (Jack Bauer)

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Unborn Generation – Dead Generation of Men (Independent) [Grindcore]
Listen to “In the Corner”

These guys write some tasty grind. Kind of reminds me of Kataplexis with less raspy vocals. Good shit. (Jack Bauer)


Ghoulgotha – The Deathmass Cloak (Dark Descent) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Austere Urns”

Following up on their massive 2014, Dark Descent is firing its first salvo of the new year with the bugged out, constantly shifting death/doom of Ghoulgotha. The sound of The Deathmass Cloak is akin to your favorite OSDM band being warped and mutilated like every tertiary character ever presented in a Hellraiser movie. I hope you enjoy it, because you’re going to be seeing Ghoulgotha quite a bit. According to the band, on top of their debut they are also releasing a new MLP late this year, a handful of splits, and already have their next record written and ready for 2016. Prepare yourself for the onslaught by listening above. (Leif Bearikson)


Nebelfront – Only in my Dreams (Cursed Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Kalt,” “Somewhere”

Imagine, if you will, depressive black metal as played by a band of Vikings. Now image that you’re hearing that played through some muddy speakers. What you should be picturing is Nebelfront. Combining raw, buzzing riffs with folk melodies and a somber tone, they bring the melancholy, and they bring it hard. Interestingly, some of the riffs even remind me a bit of doom metal, harkening back to stalwarts Doomsword. Promo track “Kalt” sends your emotions plummeting to rock bottom midway through the song before building to a grandiose revisit of the main riff. This is beautiful and agonizing stuff. FFO: Lifelover, early Primordial, Doomsword (W.)

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Desolate Shrine – The Heart of the Netherworld (Dark Descent) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “Black Fires of God”

Desolate Shrine are here to shatter your places of worship. These blackened death sadists start “Black Fires of God” off with a tumultuous bang, and the meteoric riffs begin raining down on your heads like the vengeful fury of an angry deity. Vocals cycle between demoniac snarls and twisted shrieks, but the aggression never lets up. This song slays. FFO: Blood of Kingu, Keep of Kalessin, Lightning Swords of Death (W.)

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Orden Ogan – Ravenhead (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “F.E.V.E.R.”

I suspect that the video for “F.E.V.E.R.” happened because the band got lost on their way to a Kalmah video shoot and are now permanently stuck in a swamp somewhere. The swamp madness seems to have had an effect on their music as well; “F.E.V.E.R.” wouldn’t sound entirely out of place on a Kalmah record with it’s triumphant, galloping riffs and furious lead guitar. Orden Ogan really distinguish themselves with the vocals, between the singer’s kinda raspy, kinda growly tenor and the massive choruses. Ravenhead looks to be an early favorite of 2015 for me. (Spear)

Alpha Tiger – iDentity (SPV/Steamhammer) [Heavy Metal]

Antiquus Scriptum/Krigere Wolf/Waldschrat/Notre Amertume – The Beginning of the End (split- Fallen Angels Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Supreme Energy of the Universe” (Krigere Wolf), “Wer Wind sät…” (Waldschrat)

Angra – The Secret Garden (earMusic) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Newborn Me”, “Storm of Emotions”

Armageddon – Captivity & Devourment (Listenable Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Captivity & Devourment”

Begrime Exemious/Flash Out – Begrime Exemious/Flash Out (split- Filth Regime) [Black Metal]

Cannabies – Sativa Syn (Brutal Mind) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Sativa Syn”

Chalice of Blood – Helig, Helig, Helig (Daemon Worship) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Nightside Serpent,” “Shemot”

Chapel of Disease – The Mysterious Ways of Repetitive Art (FDA Rekotz) [Death Metal]
Stream (Ends Jan. 16)

Cold Snap – World War 3 (Eclipse Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Silent Killer”

The Crown – Death is Not Dead (Century Media) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Speed Kills”

Cruadalach – Rebel Against Me (MetalGate Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Shiva World Dance Party”

Demented Heart – Different Infinite Equations (CD release- Sickness Productions) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Different Infinite Equations”

Doomraiser – Reverse (Passaggio Inverso) (Bloodrock Records) [Doom]

Enforcation – Pits ov Fire and Torment (Independent) [Death Metal]

Eternal Wisdom – Pathei Mathos (OTOW) [Black Metal]

Exquisite Ending – The Rite of Misanthropism Psalms I to IV (Hibernacula Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Psalm II: The Mass Congregation of Detestable Despair”

Heimdallr – Молния (Narcoleptica Productions) [Black Metal]

Infra – Initiation on the Ordeals of Lower Vibrations (Nuclear War Now!) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “Communion”

Ingested – Architect of Extinction (Century Media) [Slamming Brutal Death]
Listen to “The Divine Right of Kings”

Insanity Reigns Supreme – Unorthodox (Shiver Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Ov Fire”

Kenn Nardi – Dancing with the Past (Tribunal/Divebomb Records) [Prog Metal]

The Last Ten Seconds of Life – Soulless Hymns (Density Records) [Hardcore]
Listen to “North of Corpus”

Maléfices – Hurlemort (Final Agony) [Black Metal]

Night Demon – Curse of the Damned (Century Media) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Killer”

Obscure Infinity – Perpetual Descending into Nothingness (FDA Rekotz) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Beyond Spheres and Time”

Omega Virus – The Weeping Earth (Hollowed Records) [Djent]
Listen to “Sun of the Scorpion”

Parasitic Ejaculation – Echoes of Depravity (Amputated Vein) [Slamming Brutal Death]

Seethe – Rise From Ruin (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “In the Depths”

Shadowbane – Facing the Fallout (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Under Bleeding Skies”

Shredhead – Death is Righteous (Mighty Music) [Thrash]
Listen to “Death is Righteous”

Slug Lord – Transmutation (CD release- MDD) [Doom]

Skardus – III (Independent) [Black Metal]

Sotajumala – Raunioissa (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Sinä et ole yhtään mitään”

Storm the Sky – Permanence (UNFD) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Oh Sister”

Subterranean Masquerade – The Great Bazaar (Taklit Music) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Tour Diary”

Thulnar – Nightfall in Theros (Independent) [Extreme Fantasy Metal, I guess]

Vexillum – Unum (Limb Music) [Power Metal]

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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