This Toilet Tuesday (12/1/15)


Welcome to another round of new releases on This Toilet Tuesday! With winter nearly upon us, the metal has grown noticeably icier, with frosty black metal being the dominating force on this week’s roundup. That’s not to say that there’s nothing else to enjoy; there’s plenty of doom, power metal, and even a couple folk metal bands thrown in there this time. With this much variety, there’s no excuse for not finding something you don’t like. Get at it!

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Ära Krâ – Ära Krâ (Through Love Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Strang & Schwert”

“Strang and Schwert” opens with a tremolo storm that kicks you right in the Adam’s apple and continues to stomp on your throat for another two and a half minutes. The band makes great use of dynamics, ramping the violence back to allow a gentle piano interlude to lull you into submission before beating you about the head and neck again. Of all the bands blending black metal with hardcore, Ära Krâ are easily one of the most violent. FFO: Deluge, So Hideous, Converge 12/4/15 (W.)


Enthrallment – Eugenic Wombs (Rebirth The Metal Productions) [Brutal Death Metal]

Come on and slam, and welcome to the jam. Come on and slam, and welcome to the jam. There isn’t a lot to go off in this clip, but what is there is enticing. Enthrallment surely know how to bring the slams while still maintaining some technicality and innovation. I look forward to being brutalized by this album. FFO: Dying Fetus, Deeds of Flesh, Suffocation 12/4/15 (W.)


Sunn O))) – Kannon (Southern Lord Records) [Drone]

Sunn O))) returns proper, at last, with only their trademark drone/doom on a proper solo effort. However, this three-song reflection of the group’s live show and/or sound does feature collaborators. Long term guitarist Oren Ambarchi and Attila Csihar throat-singing for one. If you’ve dug the band’s older albums you won’t find yourself disappointed, although it’s not a carbon-copy of their past. If you’re not familiar with them, or only with their collaborative albums, now’s high time to grab a Kannon and get some. 12/4/15 (Karhu)


Elvenking – The Night of Nights – Live (live album- AFM Records) [Folk/Power Metal]
Listen to “Pagan Revolution”

For fans of the exquisite recipe that Elvenking make with the ferocious blend of melodic metal and multi-colored celtic folk trickstery, I have good news: the Italian magical forest-dwellers are releasing a live album with a DVD companion with 25 songs, revisiting the band’s entire career. Their 2014 record, The Pagan Manifesto, became my favorite of their catalogue, and I have no doubt that this release will be a worthy addition to the Elvenking library. From what the “Pagan Revolution” video shows, The Night of Nights has a slick production in which every band member shines with his own light, and the incredible and energetic performance of Damnágoras will be the leading bard on that show. I’m interested, indeed! Bring it on, my fellow Elven brethren! 12/4/15 (Link)

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Cloak of Altering – Manifestation (Crucial Blast) [Avant-garde Black Metal]
Listen to “Parasitic Altering Sickness”

Plague Beasts, the 2014 full-length from Cloak of Altering, was solidly on my year-end list last December. Mories isn’t messing around with his turnaround time, and I’ve got high hopes for Manifestation, the brand-new album under the Cloak of Altering name. The two tracks that have been released are full of Mories’ trademark wizardry; twisted synthscapes storm over a post-industrial foundation while he shrieks painfully in the background. It may not be breaking new ground from his other recent output (Gnaw Their Tongues, Pyriphlegethon, Caput Mortuum, Aderlating), but it will no doubt be fascinating. 12/4/15 (Stockhausen)

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In Malice’s Wake – Light upon the Wicked (Punishment 18 Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “In Darkness”

I must be angry or something, because thrash has really been doing it for me lately. The harder and faster, the better, and In Malice’s Wake bring both. “In Darkness” is immensely aggressive, opening with rapid-fire pedaling guitars and machine gun drums. It’s an intense ride that doesn’t let up until the bloody finale. Fans of Nylithia and Revocation take note. 11/30/15 (Spear)


Martriden – Cold and The Silence (Independent) [Progressive Metal]

Martriden won Best Unsigned Band in Montana for their slick blend of black and death metal, but Cold and The Silence sees them exploring their more progressive side. Gone are the raging blasts and blackened riffs of yesteryear, eschewed in favor of winding melodies and a surprising amount of clean vocals. The result is a pleasing mixture of the earthly and the celestial; they aren’t afraid to experiment, but they don’t get so far up in the clouds that they lose focus on writing good songs. 11/30/15 (Spear)

Ангел-Хранитель – Тайная глава (Metalism) [Heavy Metal]

Aldious – Radiant A (Village Again Association) [Power Metal]

AngelSeed – Crimson Dyed Abyss (Sliptrick Records) [Power Metal]

Atrabilis/Negativa – MMXV (split- Independent) [Black Metal]

The A.X.E. Project – Stories from a Lost Realm: Part Two (Art Gates Records) [Symphonic Metal]

Azaghal/Oath – Azaghal/Oath (split- Immortal Frost Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Nukkuja” (Azaghal), “The King” (Oath)

Batushka – Litourgiya (Witching Hour Productions) [Black/Doom Metal]

Coffin Curse – Into the Dark (Apocalyptic Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Hear the Dead”

Collapse – In the Shadow of Man (British Lion) [Melodeath]
Listen to “I Misery”

Conflicted – Under Bio-lence (Sick Bangers) [Thrash]
Listen to “Structural Violence”

Coronatus – Raben im Herz (Massacre Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Lady of the Wall”

Deathmoor – Actus Sacrophagia Mortem (Tribulacion Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Act I. Devorantis Se”

Death Temple – Dominion of the Night (Storm Surge Records) [Black Metal]

Demonic Slaughter – Dark Paths to Catharsis (Hass Weg Productions) [Black Metal]
Extended Preview

Devangelic – Deprecating the Scriptures (Stillborn Sounds) [Death Metal]

Ephemeral Ocean – The Efflorescence (MFL-Records) [Death/Doom]

Eshtadur – Oblivion (Rebel Sign) [Metalcore]
Listen to “In A trance With Darkness”

Goatblood/Nihil Domination – Supremacía de Satanas (split- Dunkelheit Produktionen) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Cascades of Sulfur,” “Holing Expired Virgins” (Goatblood), “Summoning of the Goat Lucifer” (ND)

Fortress Black – I.N.R.I. (Demons Run Amok) [Black Metal/Hardcore]
Listen to “Endzeit”

Goats Rising – Necrogoaticon (Kernkraftritter) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Stillborn Child”

Grave Forsaken – The Fight Goes On (Soundmass) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “There Is No Peace”

Hammer Horde – Fed to the Wolves (Storm Surge Records) [Viking Metal]
Listen to “Unholy Harbingers of War”

Helheim – raunijaR (Dark Essence Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “raunijaR”

Hermóðr/Is – When the Frost Has Stopped the Time (split- Wolfspell Records) [Black Metal]

Invisible Symmetry – Invisible Symmetry (Independent) [Melodic Metal]

Kalmankantaja/Hermóðr – Kalmankantaja/Hermóðr (split- Wolfspell Records) [Trees, Shit]

Kalmankantaja/Oþalan – Kalmankantaja/Oþalan (split- Wolfspell Records) [Trees In Addition To Shit]
Listen to “Ikuiseen tuleen” (Kalmankantaja), “Dimma i den norra skogen” (Oþalan)

Major Kong – Galactic Cannibalism (Independent) [Doom]

Messenger – Starwolf – Pt. 2: Novastorm (Massacre Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Wings of Destiny”

Moon Curse – Spirit Remains (Kozmik Artifaktz) [Doom]
Listen to “Beneath the Waves”

Morhana – When the Earth Was Forged (Art of the Night Productions) [Folk Metal]

Natsvarth – Where Our Paths Meet (Independent) [Black Metal]

Night Viper – Night Viper (Svart Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Hammer”

Northern Oak – Triptych (Independent) [Folk Metal]

An Ocean of Void – The Great Escape (Inverse Records) [Post-Metal]
Listen to “Resonance”

Pale Horseman – Bless the Destroyer (Independent) [Sludge]
Listen to “Pineal Awakening”

Praesepe – The 6th Extinction (Damned Pages) [Death Metal]

Psychotomy – Antimonia (The Spew Records) [Death Metal]

Reincarnation – The Beginning of the End (Xtreem Music) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Tattooing Soul”

Reviled – Hateful and Bloodshed (Brutal Mind Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “City of Murder”

Sacramento – Horizonte de eventos (Rock-CD Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Hearts of Fire”

Sanzu – Heavy Over the Home (Independent) [Death Metal]

Secrets of the Moon – SUN (Prophecy Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “No More Colours”

Shaolin Death Squad – As You Become Us (Independent) [Definitely Not Dream Theater]
Listen to “As You Become Us”

Shotgun Rodeo – World Wide Genocide (Independent) [Groove Metal]
Listen to “Up In Smoke”

Spartan – The Fall of Olympus (Into The LimeLight Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Elysium”

Starblind – Dying Son (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Lighthouse”

Stielas Storhett – Drownwards (Wormholedeath) [uhh… blackened metalcore?]

Sublime Eyes – Sermons & Blindfolds (Wormholedeath) [Melodeath]

Sunless Rise – Unrevealed (Independent) [Melodeath]

Surge Assault – Lust & Misery (Earthquake Terror Noise) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Get Drunk & Destroy”

Tchort/Obozdur – Suicidal Orgasm Technology (collaboration- Cvlminis) [Power Electronics]
Listen to “Ты Несёшь Хуйню, Которую Несу Я И Мой Друг”

Thirteen Bled Promises – The Black Legend (Blood Fire Death) [Tech Death/Deathcore]
Listen to “Biblephagy Slender Phytobezoars,” “A Fully Stabbed Face”

Tombstones – Vargariis (Soulseller Records) [Sludge/Doom]

Tribe of Wendigo – The Portentous Decampment (Independent) [Death Metal]

Un – The Tomb of All Things (Black Bow Records) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Through the Luminous Dusk”

Untold Grief – Existential I: Paints of Sorrow (Independent) [DSBM]

VoidCeremony – Cyclical Descent of Causality (Blood Harvest Records) [Black Metal]

Vorna – Ei valo minua seuraa (Inverse Records) [Folk/Black Metal]

Ysengrin/Black Grail – Nigrum Nigrius Nigro (split- Nuclear War Now!) [Black Metal]

Zenobia – Baladas (Yarhibol Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Como un tifón”

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