This Toilet Tuesday (2/23/21)


Toilet Tuesday is here, my friends (and my enemies; you know who you are). We’ve got a huge plate of releases before us, a veritable feast of new music, so let’s dig right on in. Hans and I have prepped a couple of choice cuts, but I was honestly surprised by how much of this was palatable. Post your favorites down in the comments; there’s plenty to go around.

Black Sheep Wall – Songs for the Enamel Queen (Silent Pendulum Records) [Sludge/Post-Metal]

Six years after their last effort, this post-metal/sludge combo is back, and still very unhappy. It’s sonically and emotionally devastating music, newly enhanced (I think) by a mild peppering of mathy elements in the form of occasionally weird rhythms. Instruments crush with a dense, heavy sound, and a visceral and tortured vocal performance captures the attention even when “New Measurements of Failure” almost dissolves musically. FFO ugly and brutally honest stuff in the vein of Great Falls or Plebeian Grandstand. 2/26/21 (Hans)

Sorizon – Thanatos Rising (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Thanatos Rising”

Don’t let that genre tag fool you; Sorizon is a heavy metal band in the same way that Nevermore and Sanctuary were, though the similarities between this act and the latter two are superficial. We’ve only got the title track available to listen to at the moment, but it’s very promising; it’s thick and clean sounding, and there’s a lot of creative guitar work in both the riffs and the leads here. Your mileage may vary with regards to the vocals, but if gritty singing and sweet guitar work are your thing, you’ll want to check this out. Hell, even if they’re not, you might give this a listen; I’m not sure what else to compare it to, so it’s worth a go just for its uniqueness. 2/26/21 (Spear)

Abstrakt – Uncreation (Inverse Records) [Symphonic Black Metal]

Abyssian – Godly (Revalve Records) [Gothic Metal]

Aeonblack – The Time Will Come (MDD Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Warriors Call”

Äera – Schattenfall (The Crawling Chaos Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Äer”

Age of Woe – Envenom (Lifeforce Records) [Death Metal/Punk]

Agressor – El legado del ultra (Living Metal Producciones) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Paradigma”

Anime Torment – Void Terror (Slovak Metal Army) [Death Metal]

Attika – Metal Lands (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Metal Lands”

Bedrag – Bedrag (Independent) [Black Metal]

Bonfire – Roots (AFM Records) [Heavy Metal]

Cannibal Accident – Nekrokluster (Time To Kill Records) [Deathgrind]

Cave of Swimmers – Aurora (Independent) [Proggy Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Double Rainbow”

Culted – Nous (Season of Mist) [Black/Doom]
Listen to “Lifers”

Demonia Mundi – In grembo mater… (Cult of Parthenope) [Black Metal]
Listen to “A:·A:·Of Black Fogs And Shaded Empires”

Donggripper – Riffs to Kill Yourself To (DICKCRUSH RECORDS) [Stoner Doom]

Downcross – To the Last Sunset at the Gates of Collapse (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “To the Last Sunset at the Gates of Collapse”

Earthshine – My Bones Shall Rest upon the Mountain (Northern Silence Productions) [Black Doom]
Listen to “When I Die I Shall Return”

Einherjer – North Star (Napalm Records) [Black/Folk Metal]

Empyrium – Über den Sternen (Prophecy Productions) [Neofolk]

Epica – Omega (Nuclear Blast) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Freedom – The Wolves Within”

Evergrey – Escape of the Phoenix (AFM Records) [Sadboi Power Metal]
Listen to “Forever Outsider”

Five the Hierophant – Through Aureate Void (Karisma/Dark Essence) [Saxy Doom]
Listen to “Leaf in the current”

Flaming Wrekage – Cathedral of Bones (Blood Blast Distribution) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Voiceless”

From Those Ashes – Lamentations (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Drown the Earth in Sorrow”

Frustration – The Dead City (Nova Era Records) [Stoner Heavy Metal?]

The Generals – To Hell (Black Zombie Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “To Hell”

Goremantle – The Hanged Man (Independent) [Black Metal]

Hidden Intent – Dead End Destiny (Independent) [Thrash/Groove Metal]
Listen to “Breaking Point”

Inflabitan – Intrinsic (Soulseller Records) [Black/Death Metal]

InnerSphere – Omfalos (Slovak Metal Army) [Death Metal]

Iotunn – Access All Worlds (Metal Blade) [Melodeath]

Katana Cartel – The Sacred Oath (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – L.W. (Flightless) [Weird Rock]

Korpse – Insufferable Violence (Unique Leader) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Insufferable Violence” (NSFW)

Las Trumien – Licząc umarłych (Piranha Music) [Sludge/Stoner Doom]

Los Males del Mundo – Descent Towards Death (Northern Silence Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Silent Agony”

Marbas Valfoerd – Primus Omen op.1 (Independent) [Black Metal]

Mindfar – Prophet of Astral Gods (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Heroes and Wonders”

Mistweaver – Swansong (Necromance Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Swansong”

Moonspell – Hermitage (Napalm Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Common Prayers”

Moraines – The Brute / Human, Titan (Independent) [Proggy Instrumental Stuff]
Listen to “The Brute”

Mustan Kuun Lapset – Kruunu (Inverse Records) [Acoustic Rock/Neofolk]

Nawather – Kenz Illusion (M&O Music) [Folk Metal]

Ominous Ruin – Amidst Voices that Echo in Stone (Willowtip) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Ritual”

Paranorm – Empyrean (Redefining Darkness) [Death Thrash]

Parasite – Deep Into The Dark (Rising Nemesis) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Deep Into The Dark”

Profond Barathre – Tinnitus (Hummus Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Corpus”

Redd Barron – Sands of Time (Heaven and Hell Records) [Heavy Metal]

Sandstorm – Desert Warrior (Dying Victims Productions) [Heavy Metal]
This guy’s face though

Skywings – How Beautiful (Studio Medras) [Power Metal/J-Pop]
Listen to “How Beautiful”

Spelljammer – Abyssal Trip (RidingEasy Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Abyssal Trip”

Stam1na – Novus Ordo Mundi (Sakara Records) [Progressive Metal]

Sullen Guest – Chapter III (Metallurg Music) [Death Doom]
Listen to “Mortal Cord”

Summoning the Lich – United in Chaos (Prosthetic Records) [Melodeath]

Sunnata – Burning in Heaven, Melting on Earth (Independent) [Doom]

Tattva – Nirjara (Void Wanderer Productions) [Black Metal]

Torvus – The Innate Disease (Independent) [Death/Doom]

Tyrantti – Orjaplaneetta (Playground Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Veritiikeri”

Violblast – Lazarus Abandoned (Independent) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Lazarus Abandoned”

Vilemass – Gore Weed Distortion (Cult of Parthenope) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Beast Of No Land”

Vulgaris – Asundre (Independent) [Blackened Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Six Rivers”

Wolvencrown – A Shadow of What Once Was (Avantgarde Music) [Black Metal]

Xeper – Ad Numen Satanae (Soulseller Records) [Black 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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