This Toilet Tuesday (12/2/14)


It was only yesterday that we finished scrubbing the last stains of November from the toilet and already December has plopped a fresh deuce into the bowl. How considerate. Unfortunately, it’s a deuce of the entirely standard variety; nothing amazing, but nothing particularly bad. Wipe, flush, repeat. W, Stockhausen, and I scraped together the best we could find below, but feel free to share anything we may have overlooked in the comments. -Spear


Eoront – Dhaar (Woflsgrimm Records) [Atmospheric Black Metal]


I only got a chance to listen to the preview trailer for Eoront’s EP Dhaar, but I’m already hooked. Delicately balancing abrasiveness against atmospherics, this album is a study in dynamics and contrasts. Managing to sound both vulnerable and daring, the dire sound of this EP has me extremely intrigued. (W.)


ZOM – Flesh Assimilation (Invictus Productions) [Blackened Death]

Listen to “The Depths”

ZOM are a blackened death metal outfit unleashing their debut Flesh Assimilation upon the masses. This is a brutal, eviscerating product of bloodthirsty minds. Most interesting, however, are the riffs in this song. I dare you not to headbang. I double dog dare you. That’s right, you can’t. For all the rabid extremity, this is still a song that knows how to rock, so rock we shall. (W.)


Deconversion – Incertitude of Existence (Amputated Vein) [Tech Death]

Listen to “Incertitude of Existence”

That album cover might (reasonably) lead one to believe that Deconversion play the same rancid brand of widdly-diddly-oodly-doodly as Rings of Saturn, but that’s thankfully not the case. Instead, their widdly-diddly-oodly-doodly sounds like the unholy lovechild of Obscura and Inferi, but with deeper vocals than either. It’s pretty by-the-numbers tech death with a couple time/tempo changes thrown in to mix things up a little, but the songwriting is solid and the instruments aren’t hyper-processed as per the usual tech norm. (Spear)


Alkerdeel/Nihill – The Abyss Stares Back (split- Hypertension Records) [Black Metal]


We here at the Toilet love the abyss, and staring into it. With a split titled The Abyss Stares Back, I obviously couldn’t resist. This is number four in a series of five splits of the same title, this one featuring black metal acts Alkerdeel and Nihill. Short and nasty is the name of the game here, with both bands serving up a noisy, gritty wall of black metal that resembles a violent, tortured storm. Somewhere in the swirling chaos of the Alkerdeel track, a distant cry can be heard in the form of a howling, anguished vocal delivery, nearly lost amidst the ever-gnashing maelstrom of drums and guitar. The raspy growls of Nihill are more present in the mix, but no less sinister. This is one that I’ll be spinning several times over. (Stockhausen)


Famishgod – Devourers of Light (Xtreem Music) [Death/Doom]

Listen to “Devourer of Light”

The track “Devourers of Light” by Famishgod is a good reminder that in this world, there are doom bands, and there are DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM bands. Famishgod is the latter, bringing to life a slow motion avalanche that consumes everything with absolutely no mercy. Wave after wave of gut-wrenching growls, monolithic riffing, and steady, crushing rhythms combine for a death-laden doom release that will surely devour the light for us void-dwellers. (Stockhausen)

Abstruktor – Judement of Terror (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]

AC/DC – Rock Or Buttz (Sony Music Entertainment) [Rock in F# Dorian]
Listen to “Play Ball”

Aldebarana/Man Daitõrgul – Ven n’Stranŋ Uraërig… (split- Tsevarga) [Black Metal]

Alltheniko – Fast and Glorious (Pure Steel Records) [Thrash/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Fast and Glorious”

Arcade Messiah – Arcade Messiah (Independent) [Instrumental Prog]

Autere – Amal’l (Inverse Records) [Groove Metal]

Avenger – The Slaughter Never Stops (Rocksector) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “In Arcadia Go”

Beyond Light – Paintings in the Hall (Zero Dimensional Records) [Depressive Black Metal]
Listen to “Paintings in the Hall”

Bones – Awaiting Rebirth (Pulverised Records) [Black Metal]

Conquer – A Worms Demise (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “A Worms Demise”

Coronatus – Cantus Lucidus (Massacre Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Schnee & Rosen”

Cruachan – Blood for the Blood God (Trollzorn) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Prophecy”

Cruizzen – Free Ride (Pure Steel Records) [lolbuttz]

Dead Alone – Nemesis (Supreme Chaos Records) [Death Metal]

Demoniac Lord – Os Poderes Infinitos Dos Sacramentos Infernais (Mecctesco) [Black Metal]

Dreadful Minds – Love|Hate|Lies (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]

Et Cetera – After Dawn (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Snowfall”

Exlibris – Aftereal (Metal Mind) [Power Metal]

Eye of Solitude – Dear Insanity (Kaotoxin) [Death/Doom]

Fortress – Unto the Nothing (Unholy Anarchy) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Fortress of Gods”

Grafvitnir – Semen Serpentis (Carnal Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Where Time has Ceased to Be”

Hæthen – Shaped by Aeolian Winds (Nuclear War Now!) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Amongst the Forlorn Larch,” “In Absence of the Eternal”

Horncrowned – Defantatus -Diabolus Adventus- (Ketzer Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Worship of the Seven-Headed Beast (Caper Nigra Cultum)”

Hybrid Sheep – Free from the Clutches of God (Tenacity Music) [Melodeath]

Jucifer – District of Dystopia (Nomadic Fortress) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “It Can’t Be Helped”

Kouzin Bedlam – Longing for the Incomplete (Inverse Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Longing for the Incomplete”

Mansion – Uncreation (Independent) [Psychedelic/Doom]

Messiah’s Kiss – Get Your Bulls Out! (Massacre Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Livin’ in Paradise”

Mors Principium Est – Dawn of the 5th Era (AFM Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Monster In Me”

My Shameful – Hollow (MFL Records) [Death/Doom]

Night Falls Last – Deathwalker (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Fear the Machine,” “Start to Breathe”

Nightglow – Orpheus (Bakerteam Records) [Butt Rock]
Listen to “Fuck You”

Nihill – Verderf (Burning World Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Spirituum”

Noctiferia – PAX (Listenable Records) [Industrial Metal]
Listen to “Gaga People”

Osada Vida – The After Effect (Metal Mind Productions) [Prog/Fusion]
Listen to “King of Isolation”

Phantom – …of Gods and Men (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Reasons Behind – The Alpha Memory (Maple Metal Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “With Your Light”

Renegade – Thunder Knows No Mercy (Pure Underground Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Nobody Lives Forever”

Resumed – Alienations (Bakerteam Records) [Progressive Death Metal]

Revel in Flesh – Death Kult Legions (Cyclone Empire) [Death Metal]
Listen to “In the Name of the Flesh,” “Graveyard Procession”

Sarpedon – Anomic Nation (Inverse Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Anomic Nation”

Satan Jokers – Sex Opera (Brennus Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Promis”

Scapes – One:Unseen:One (Nihil Ultra) [Dark Metal]

Scarlet Harvest – Perdition’s Embrace (Hibernacula Records) [Experimental Black Metal]
Listen to “Photographic Fatalistic Cerebration”

Space Vacation – Cosmic Vanguard (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Cosmic Vanguard”

Stratovarius – Elements pt. 1 & 2 (boxed set- earMusic) [Power Metal]

Sturmfolk – Von dunkler nordischer Schönheit (Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]

Sühnopfer – Offertoire (Those Opposed) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Chevalier Maudit”

Synkvervet – Trollspeil (Independent) [Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “Ektet i Elven”

Til Rapture – Dead World Colony (Independent) [Death/Thrash]

Twingiant – Devil Down (Independent) [Stoner/Doom]
Listen to “Daisy Cutter”

Ulvedharr – Ragnarök (Nemeton Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “When the fog still burn”

Unseelie – Urban Fantasy (Independent) [Electronic Gothic Metal]
Listen to “The City Feeds on You,” “Frontier,” “Hunters’ Game”

Vrain – White Storm (Stay Gold) [Power Metal]
Listen to “White Storm”

White Arms of Athena – White Arms of Athena (Prosthetic Records) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Heavy Sleep”

Wretch – Warriors (Pure Steel Records) [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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