This Toilet Tuesday (11/7/17)


I live once again, returning from beyond the black with a horde of malevolent, feral new music! And, uh, an unusual amount of flowery power metal. Wherever your tastes may lie, be it dark and brooding or glorious and triumphant, you’re sure to find something to enjoy here. Check out our picks and let us know what else we need to hear in the comments.

Old Crucifix – Demon’s Curse (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Demon’s Curse,” “Howling Sacrifice”

“Make Blackened Thrash fun again,” said Hellripper earlier this year, and Old Crucifix replied, “For sure, but keep that shit grim and pissed off,” and so, here we are. Less tongue-in-cheek sleaze and playfulness, but just as much verve when it comes to dishing out absolutely banging, fast riffs. A somewhat more deranged vocalist adds to the impression that a drunken horde was having at it in some mouldy-ass rehearsal room with beer cans strewn all about, but don’t expect sloppy playing. Nay, everything is kept on a tight leash, so their unwholesome intent comes across quite clearly. 11/11/17 (Hans)

Desolate Shrine – Deliverance from the Godless Void (Dark Descent Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Primordial One,” “The Waters of Man”

It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that another quality death metal album has emerged from the murky waters of Dark Descent, especially when the name Desolate Shrine is attached. Pulsing dissonance and meaty riffs are traded in equal measure, with some tastefully reverb’d vocals and great sounding drums. The two preview tracks don’t really contain any surprises, but when they’re this good, they don’t really need to. 11/10/17 (Spear)

Ah Ciliz/Chiral – Origins (split- Hypnotic Dirge Records) [Black Metal]

Alchemist – S.H.I.T. (Independent) [Power Metal/Thrash]

Amberian Dawn – Darkness of Eternity (Napalm Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “I’m The One,” “Maybe”

Ancient Empire – The Tower (Stormspell Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “The Tower”

Antigama – Depressant (Selfmadegod Records) [Grindcore]
Listen to “Now”

Artifex – Délok (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Dark Forest”

Asthenia – Nucleation (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Asrah Levitation”

Auðn – Farvegir fyrndar (Season of Mist) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Skuggar,” “Í Hálmstráið Held”

Billy Boy in Poison – Invoker (Prime) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Iron Grip”

Blackwater – Weltgeist Corrupted (WOOAAARGH) [Death/Grind]
Listen to “Pack”

Cadaver Putrefacto – La maldición del zombie errante (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Sadica Venganza”

Cloak – To Venomous Depths (Season of Mist) [Black/Heavy Metal]

Dark Elder – Way (Narcoleptica Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Where the Rivers Merge,” “From the Forest (Of No Return)”

Dark Embrace – The Call of the Wolves (7hard Records) [Gothic/Death Metal]
Listen to “The Call of the Wolves”

Devilpriest – Devil Inspired Chants (Pagan Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Awaken in the Presence of Satan”

Edge of Haze – Deluge (Independent) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Until We Hit the Water”

Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm Records) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “See You In Hell”

Elvenking – Secrets of the Magick Grimoire (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Draugen’s Maelstrom,” “Invoking the Woodland Spirit”

Flames of Genesis – Interstellar Transmigration Part I: A Bridge To Further Realms (Minotauro Records) [Ambient]
Listen to “A Bridge To Further Realms”

Funeral Hearse – The Fist, The Spit, The Sword (Redefining Darkness) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Purification”

Hornwood Fell – My Body, My Time (Avantgarde Music) [Progressive Black Metal]
Listen to “Her Name”

Ignition – Guided by the Waves (Roll the Bones Records) [Power Metal]

Impureza – La caída de Tonatiuh (Season of Mist) [Death Flamenco]

Infaust – Verblichen (Eisenwald) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Tobsucht”

Morlas Memoria – Mine of Pictures (7hard Records) [Symphonic/Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Mine of Pictures”

Morvigor – Tyrant (Independent) [Blackened Death Metal]

The Moth – Hysteria (This Charming Man Records) [Sludge/Doom]

Mourning Ashes – Chapter III: Oblivion (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Restless”

Nekrasov – The Mirror Void (Prosthetic Records) [Black Metal/Dark Ambient]

The Offering – The Offering (Century Media Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Rat King”

Perihelion – Örvény (Apathia Records) [Post-Metal]

Pink Cream 69 – Headstrong (Frontiers Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Walls Come Down”

Purple Hill Witch – Celestial Cemetery (The Church Within Records) [DOOM]
Listen to “Ghouls in Leather”

Secret Rule – The Key To The World (Pride and Joy) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Twin Flames,” “The Song of the Universe”

Serenade – Onirica (Revalve Records) [Butt Metal]
Listen to “Hold Me Back”

Serpentrance – The Besieged Sanctum (Blood Harvest) [Black/Death]

Shakra – Snakes & Ladders (AFM Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Snakes & Ladders”

Sinsaenum – Ashes (earMusic) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Ashes”

Somnuri – Somnuri (Magnetic Eye Records) [Sludge]

Tankist – Unhuman (Independent) [Thrash]

Terravore – Unforeseen Consequences (Independent) [Thrash]

Threat Signal – Disconnect (Agonia Records) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Elimination Process,” “Exit The Matrix”

Tragederia – Heresiarch (Independent) [Symphonic Death Metal]
Super helpful teaser

Under the Church – Supernatural Punishment (Puliverised Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Wretched Disfigurement”

The Unguided – And the Battle Royale (Napalm Records) [Symphonic Melodeath, kind of]
Listen to “Legendary”

Vhäldemar – Against All Kings (Fighter Records) [Power Metal]

W.E.B. – Tartarus (Apathia Records) [Symphonic Dark Metal]

Witchery – I Am Legion (Century Media Records) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “True North,” “Of Blackened Wing”

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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