This Toilet Tuesday (1/19/16)


Greetings, and welcome to another This Toilet Tuesday! You know the drill: new music happens and will continue happening until we’re all dead, and it’s our job to tell you what doesn’t suck. Fortunately for you, the best writers on the Toilet (read: a handful of people who volunteered once and are now stuck working for me for life) are wholeheartedly up to this sisyphean task. Enjoy the fruits of our labor below.


Ulver – ATGCLVLSSCAP (House of Mythology) [Electronic/Ambient]

Like life in its core, Ulver is a force of change and perpetual movement. Messe I.X-VI.X was probably the darkest and most dense album of the Christopher Rygg creative society, and their new record, cryptically titled under the 12 Zodiac signs, will move a little from the chamber ethos of Messe to the electrified waters of krautrock inspiration and the imaginative sinewy waves derived from psychedelic rock layers. If Ulver succeeded once again to write a new compelling artistic concept is up to you to judge. For me, I am very satisfied that Ulver continues to evolve through the ages. 1/22/16 (Lonk from Pennsylvania)

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Show Me Wolves – The World They Took Over (False Beings Productions) [Progressive Black Metal]

I’ll typically check out anything tagged as progressive black metal, and The World They Took Over by Show Me Wolves is certainly defiant of black metal norms. Across these eight tracks, you’ll find major-key licks, hardcore-inspired two-step rhythms, tremolo whirlwinds, call-and-response lead lines, and a number of other interesting elements. All combined, these components create a final product that’s certainly ambitious, but I’ll need a few more listes before being convinced all these gears are working in unison.  FFO: The Lion’s Daughter, Vestiges, Deluge 1/18/16 (W.)


Ehnahre – Douve (Kathexis) [Death/Doom]

Douve was one of my most-anticipated albums of 2015, but then the months passed away without this monstrosity ever surfacing. Thankfully, Ehnahre have finally made good on their threat to upend all expectations; based on the few tracks this band have already released, Douve is poised to be one of the most challenging, interesting, and perhaps even breathtaking works of art released all year. If you enjoy avant-garde experimentation and want to broaden your musical horizons, do not skip this. FFO: Imperial Triumphant, Hadean, Chaos Echoes 1/22/16 (W.)


Megadeth – Dystopia (Tradecraft) [Thrash]
Listen to “Dystopia,” “Fatal Illusion,” “The Threat is Real”

Ugggh. If Dave Mustaine wasn’t such an incredible douche, this would be a no-brainer. Based on the three tracks they have posted now, this is likely going to be the best Megadeth album in years. Kiko and Adler are excellent replacements for Broderick and Drover, bringing both their signature sounds to the Megadeth machine. Separate the music from the artist for maximum enjoyment. 1/22/16 (Spear)

Abbath – Abbath (Season of Mist) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Winterbane”

Amoth – Revenge (Inverse Records) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Shadow of the Beast”

Black Sabbath – The End (Independent) [Doom]

Borknagar – Winter Thrice (Century Media Records) [Viking/Folk Metal]
Listen to “Winter Thrice,” “The Rhymes of the Mountain”

Brutality – Sea of Ignorance (Repulsive Echo) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Sea of Ignorance”

Chronos Zero – Hollowlands – The Tears Path: Chapter One (Scarlet Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “The Compression of Time”

Crusher – Redemption (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Redemption”

Czarnobog – Wrath of the Winter Spirits (Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]
Oh my god, tune your fucking guitar

Dethrone – Incinerate All (Massacre Records) [Death Metal]

Ectovoid/Sabbatory/Trenchrot/Cemetery Filth – 4 Doors to Death (split- Dark Descent Records) [Death Metal]

Eleventh Hour – Memory of a Lifetime Journey (Independent) [Power Metal]

Final Chapter – Legions of the Sun (Underground Symphony) [Symphonic Power Metal]

Funeris – Nocturnes for Grim Orchestra (Silent Time Noise) [Funeral Doom]

Genus Ordinis Dei – The Middle (Mighty Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Ghostwolf”

Hell in the Club – Shadow of the Monster (Scarlet Records) [Heavy Metal]

Infernal Tenebra – As Nations Fall (Massacre Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Suspension of Disbelief”

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon – Jesu/Sun Kil Moon (Caldo Verde Records) [Drone/Doom]

Latitudes – Old Sunlight (Debemur Morti Productions) [Sludge/Post-Metal]
Listen to “Body Within A Body,” “Altarpieces”

MarysCreek – Infinity (Escape Music) [Heavy Metal]

Mortuary – Nothingless than Nothingness (Gorgeous Productions) [Death Metal]

Oxym – Passing Through Gateways (Independent) [Rock]

Parasite of Human Side – Constellations (Eastbreath Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Obsolescence Serenade”

Rage – My Way (Nuclear Blast Records) [Heavy Metal]

Refusal – We Rot Within (FDA Rekotz) [Death Metal]

The Resistance – Coup de Grâce (earMusic) [Death Metal]

Sanguine Glacialis – Pitch Black Sight (Independent) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Monsters”

Sanktuary – Winter’s Doom (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Space Race”

Sunrise – Absolute Clarity (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Tower of Fear”

Temple Below – The Dark Goddess (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Black Metal]

Villainy – Villainy II: Dim (Listenable Records) [Black Metal/Thrash]
Listen to “Nebulous Chasm”

Widower – The Unholy Oath (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Unholy Force”

Wolfhorde – Towards the Gate of North (Inverse Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Fimbulvetr”

Worth Dying For – Chimaera (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Resolve”

Wrathrone – Born Beneath (Inverse Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Eternal Salvation”

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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