This Toilet Tuesday (12/4/18)


Typically we start seeing a slowdown in music released around this time of year, especially when it comes to more popular bands, but such is not the case this week. RevengeSvartidauði, and Zealotry are all waiting in the wings to potentially fuck up your year-end lists, and Hans and Karhu were able to find a bunch of other good stuff as well. Check out their picks and hit us with yours too.

Oakhaart – Parallel to an Endless Dream (Independent) [Prog/Tech]
Listen to “A Godless Vessel”

First thought: “How badly do these guys want to be Meshuggah?” But it’s not long before the machine-like rhythm and riffing cease and make way for something more organic, if still technically bonkers. Speaking of bonkers, that singer is waaay over the top. I’m not entirely sure what to make of this. Large parts of it do seem like utter wankery, but it sure is entertaining. 12/7/18 (Hans)

Fleshreaper – Blue Skies Laced with Pesticide (Horror Pain Gore Death) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Of Rotten Mind”

As you can maybe tell by the logo and the silly cover, it’s crossover. With death metal growling, which is a combo I haven’t come across before. The singer may not be the greatest, but the rest of the band makes up for it. Given that there’s 13 tracks, I’m betting (hoping, really) that the others won’t be much longer than the opener. I’d also bet there won’t be any surprises, but fun’s fun. 12/7/18 (Hans)

Majestic Downfall – Waters of Fate (Chaos Records) [Death Doom]
Listen to “Veins”

In his review of their previous full-length, Link noted Majestic Downfall’s tendency to mix up their very simplistic songwriting with sudden changes like bursts of blast beat or unexpected solos. If “Veins” is a good presentation of the entire records, Waters of Fate takes another direction, slowly building longer arcs with more constant movement. Similar to Hamferđ in it’s atmospheric approach to doom death, but the absence of clean vocals driving them towards a less vocal-centric approach, making up for this with the aforementioned arcs and rueful leadwork. If the rest keeps up, Majestic Downfall might just have delivered some of the best doom/death of the year. 12/7/18 (Karhu)

Lovebites – Clockwork Immortality (Nuclear Blast) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Rising”

Thrashy, speed metal influenced and riff-heavy, but melodic power metal with a good siding of shred is almost guarantees to not be the first thing you think of when you think of a Japanese, all-girl power metal band called Lovebites. That is to say, if you were to think of them at all. But that’s what they are. Lovebites offer basically everything power metal has ever done, and they rule at it. Whether it’s blazing solos, scorching riffs or grandiose touches of symphonicity, you want, you’d be an ass to miss this. 12/7/18 (Karhu)

Augrimmer / Speedwhore – Nexus (split- Independent) [Black/Speed Metal]
Listen to “The Path of the Dead” (Speedwhore)

Blackest Dawn – The New Guard (Kernkraftritter Records) [Melodeath]

Born Again – True Heavy Nation (Pride & Joy Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Ghost Rider,” “No Guts No Glory”

Corpse Grinder – Into the Coffin (Kill Again Records) [Death Metal]

Darkaeon – The Shattered Monolith (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Ignite”

Dark Moor – Origins (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Birth of the Sun”

Dawn of Winter – Pray for Doom (I Hate) [Death Doom]
Listen to “Dreaming Within a Dream”

Dayglo Mourning / Bludy Gyres – Rope Enough for Two (split- Black Doomba Records) [Doom]

Deadborn – Dogma Anti God (Apostasy Records) [Tech Death]

Deathkings – Ex Nihilo (Independent) [Sludge]

Deth Crux – Mutant Flesh (Sentient Ruin) [Goth Rock]

Eternal Dream – Daementia (Pride & Joy Music) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Wrath”

Forest of Shadows – Among the Dormant Watchers (Inverse Records) [Melodeath/Doom]
Listen to “Drowned by Guilt”

For I Am King – I (Redfield Records) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Prey”

Frozen Land – Frozen Land (Massacre Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Mask of the Youth”

Goathammer – Ceremony of Morbid Destruction (Hells Headbangers) [Black Metal]

Goats of Doom – Rukous (Primitive Reaction) [Melodic Black Metal]
Listen to “Rukous”

Ichor – Hadal Ascending (Independent) [Death Metal]

Imperfectionist – Chrysalis (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]

Infective Symphony – Voice of Existence (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Oscillating Time”

Infinita Symphonia – Liberation (My Kingdom Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Never Forget”

Jason Becker – Triumphant Hearts (Music Theories Recordings) [Shred/Prog]

Khors – Beyond the Bestial (Ashen Dominion) [Black Metal]

Konflict – Trigger Universal Conflict (Cyclopean Eye Productions) [Black/Grind/Noise]

Kotiomkin – Lo albicocco al curaro – Decameron 666 (SubSound Records) [Doom, allegedly]

Ljuska – The Nox Harbinger (Independent) [Black Metal]

Mansion – First Death of the Lutheran (I Hate) [Doom]
Listen to “Wretched Hope”

Mass Infection – Shadows Became Flesh (Comatose Music) [Death Metal]

Merged in Abyss – Desolation Through Deprivation (Independent) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Ego Sum Mortuus Est”

Metal Church – Damned If You Do (Nuclear Blast) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Damned If You Do”

Methedras – The Ventriloquist (Massacre Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Stab Me Again”

Myrkur – Juniper (Relapse Records) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Juniper”

Nightwitches – Of Blood & Earth (An Out Recordings) [Doom]

Nihil Kaos / Djevelkult / Kyy – Kult of Kaos Serpent (split- Saturnal Records) [Black Metal]

Obscenity – Summoning the Circle (Apostasy Records) [Death Metal]

Of Spire & Throne – Penance (Aesthetic Death) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Penance”

Order of the Nameless Ones – Utter to Me the Word of Wrath (Iron Bonehead) [Death Metal]

Pertness – Metamorphosis (Pure Steel Records) [Powerish Metal]
Listen to “Metamorphosis”

Rauhnåcht – Unterm Gipfelthron (Debemur Morti) [Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “Zwischen den Jahren”

Revenge – Deceiver​.​Diseased​.​Miasmic (Season of Mist) [War Metal]
Listen to “Deceiver Futile”

Svartidauði – Revelations of the Red Sword (Van Records) [Black Metal]

Tombtoker – Coffin Texts (Seeing Red Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Warfare Revolution”, “Robo Cujo”

Torturous Inception – Arcane Dominion (Amputated Vein) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Aberration Thorns”

Tuskar – The Tide, Beneath, the Wall (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “The Tide”

Zealotry – At the Nexus of All Stillborn Worlds (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Death Metal]

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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