This Toilet Tuesday (1/3/17)


Welcome to the first Toilet Tuesday of 2017! Last year was excellent for extreme metal, and I’m looking forward to what this year will bring in the music world. This week’s offerings are somewhat slim, but there’s some good jams to be had. W. and I have picked out a couple standouts; let us know if there are more that deserve to be heard!


Noctu – Illuminandi – Esoterica Illuminazione Ermetica (GSP) [Funeral Doom]

Funeral doom with a deeply reverent, almost religious fervor that manages to inspire both awe and terror? Sign me up! Sure, the riffs aren’t breaking any new ground out back in the cemetery, but that combo of plodding menace and blustering keys sure does the trick. Funeral heads will be sold after one grizzly psalm. FFO: Crypt of Silence, Hipoxia, My Dying Bride 1/1/17 (W.)


Lizzard Wizzard – Total War Power Bastard (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]

If I’m being completely honest here, I haven’t even listened to all of this yet. Just look at those song titles and tell me you don’t want to party with these dudes, though. It’s the best sort of stupid, and the music is pretty good; surprisingly so, in fact. It’s big and beefy, and I’m a fan of the punky vocal approach. Check this one out for some sweet slow jams. 1/1/17 (Spear)

Absolute Darkness – Future Imperfect (Independent) [Death Metal]

Benthic City – Arlington Crt (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]

Book of Wyrms – Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Twin Earth Records) [Doom]

Brain Spasm – Toxic Monstrosities (CDN Records) [Goregrind]
Listen to “The Secrets in the Meat” (NSFW)

Burial Ground – Instinct of Self Destruction (Independent) [Black/Speed Metal]

Daemoniac – Spawn of the Fallen (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]

Dark Mother/Shrykull – Dark Mother/Shrykull (split- Vetala Productions) [Sludge/Doom]

Dumal – The Lesser God (Independent) [Black Metal]

Endless Floods – II (Independent) [Doom]

Gourmand – The Inquisitionist (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Philosophic Purgatory”

Griddam Arghamath/Valakornag – Manifestatio Tenebrae (split- Black Noise Records) [Black Metal]

Hürlement – La mort sera belle (Emanes Metal Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Grenadiers,” “Demon Warriors”

Insulters – Metal Still Means Danger (Unholy Prophecies) [Black/Speed Metal]

Kav – Chattering Medicine (Independent) [Death Metal]

Mechina – As Embers Turn to Dust (Independent) [Symphonic Death Metal]

Moongates Guardian – Let Horse Be Bridled, Horn Be Sounded! (Independent) [Dungeon Synth/Black Metal]

Mordskog – XIII (Werewolf/Hells Headbangers) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Nascentes Morimur,” “Mors Est Vitae Essentia”

Mortifica – Atrocious Autopsy (Independent) [Brutal/Tech Death]

Powerklash – The Exhibition (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Primordius – Genetic Devastation (Slam Worldwide) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Genetic Devastation”

Sabactâni – Lembrança Viva E Intensa (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]

Sinatras – Drowned (logic(il)logic records) [Death’n’Roll]
Listen to “Spiral Hell”

Skycrater – Tale of the Frozen Valley (Independent) [Folk/Power Metal]

Slamophiliac – Perihelion (CDN Records/Slam Worldwide) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Extirpate Mortality”

Urskumug – The Throne for My Ego (Beverina) [Black Metal]

Wraithe – Alone and Unloved (Independent) [DSBM]
Listen to “Fuck You,” “The World Is A Disappointment”

Ydharl – Antithesis (Independent) [Experimental Drone/Doom]

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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