This Toilet Tuesday (2/27/24)


O fairest facility, most luminous lavatory, sweep away our sewage and our sorrows. This week we’ve got bestial bureau black metal, Preparation HxC, and two saviors (one is nice, one is naughty). Peer into these dark waters if you dare, but don’t say I didn’t warn you—this week was B E N T H I C C, so you’d better get to it!

Einvigi – Monokroma (Einheit Produktionen) [Blackgaze]

Monokroma‘s artwork is more Dopesmoker than De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas—a clockwork sun rises above blackened crags on the horizon, promising warmth and catharsis after an arduous journey. After a sun-kissed acoustic intro, “Tumman veden lapsi” erupts into anthemic meloblack riffs and reverb-laden (nearly choral) crooning, carefully balancing extremity and comfort as only the best blackgaze bands can.

Einvigi write songs that are sweet but not saccharine; introspective but never self-indulgent. The preview tracks all fall under 6 minutes, avoiding the bloat that plagues hypnotic music by altering tempos even in calmer sections. Whether strumming on a single coil or snarling over blastbeats, each member comes through in the punchy, balanced mix. Speaking of balance, mine’s going to be a bit lower when Monokroma drops on Friday! -Roldy

A Somber Funeral – Summertime Sorrow (Silent Watcher Records) [Atmoblack / Post-Metal]

Absit Omen – Era of Uncertainty (Independent) [Blackthrash]

Altered Perception – The Orbit Between Space And Death (Ex Nihilo Music) [Death]

Amyr Abadawn – Apocalyptic Triumph (Exuism Records) [Symphonic Groove Metal]

Anatomia/Eternal Rot – Split (Behind the Mountain) [Death/Doom]

Angmodnes – Rot of the Soul (Tragedy Productions) [Death/Doom]

Anthares – After the War (M & O Music) [Thrash]

Azell – Death Control (Rottweiler Records) [Death/Doom / Sludge]

Beenkerver – De rode weduwe (Vendetta Records) [Black]

Blackest – I midnattens skuggor (Astral Nightmare Productions) [Black]

Blazar – Fatal Cosmic Wound (Carbonized Records) [Death/Doom]

BloodRitual – Do You Believe (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]

Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project (BMG) [Heavy Metal]

Cabinet – Hydrolysated Ordination (Bloody Mountain Records) [Blackened Death / Noise]

Calgacus – Nothing Should Exist (Independent) [Death]

Celestial Sword – Nocturnal Divinity (Death Prayer Records) [Raw/Lo-Fi Black / Dungeon Synth]

Clouds Taste Satanic – 79 A.E. (Majestic Mountain Records) [Stoner Doom]

Cranial Bifurcation – Junkie of Necrosadism (Den of Darkness and Despair​.​.​.​) (SBDC Records) [Brutal Death / Slam]

Crypt Rot/Radiologist – A Lethal Dose (Deathstare Records) [Brutal Death / Slam]

Cryptic Confinement – Tempestuous Demise (Sliptrick Records) [Instrumental Melodeath]

Culak – Veil of God (Independent) [Djent / Ambient]

David Reece – Baptized by Fire (El Puerto Records) [Heavy Metal / Hard Rock]

Devastator – Conjurers of Cruelty (Listenable Records) [Blackthrash]

Deviation – Lair of Suffering (Fetzner Death Records) [Death]

Doomnivorous – S/T (Masters of Kaos Productions) [Blackened Death]

Drain Down – Toxic Society (MDD Records) [Crossover Thrash]

Dysthymia/Saeva – Split (Red Nebula) [Post-Black / DSBM]

Etoile Filante – Mare Tranquillitatis (Northern Silence Productions) [Atmoblack]

Firewind – Stand United (AFM Records) [Heavy Metal]

Halphas – Sermons of the Black Flame (Folter Records) [Blackened Death]

Hamble – Den Teufel an die Wand malen (Independent) [Raw/Lo-Fi Black]

Haunt – Dreamers (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Hemorrhoid – Raw Materials of Decay (Headsplit Records) [Deathgrind]

Ilat Mahru – Incipit Akkadian (Death Prayer Records) [Raw/Lo-Fi Black]

InnerSphere – In the Shadows of the Sun (Smile Music) [Melodeath]

Istidraj/Santet – Verbis Diaboli (Iron, Blood and Death Corporation) [Raw/Lo-Fi Black]

Kalmantach – F60.2: Remissio (Independent) [Deathrash]

Konad – The Last Day (Selvajaria Records) [Crust / Thrash]

Lilla Veneda – Primordial Movements (Szataniec) [Blackened Death]

Magoria – Hollingsworth Mansion (Butler Records) [Power / Symphonic Metal]

Mean Messiah – In Infinite Illusion (Independent) [Industrial / Groove Metal]

Messiah – Christus Hypercubus (High Roller Records) [Deathrash]

Metro Society – The London Conspiracy Chapter I 1898 (Independent) [Prog Metal]

Ministry – Hopiumforthemasses (Nuclear Blast) [Industrial Metal]

Nachtfalter – Abschied (Independent) [Gothic Metal / Electronic]

Northern Genocide – The Point of No Return (Inverse Records) [Industrial Melodeath / Groove Metal]

Opera Magna – Heroica (On Fire Records) [Symphonic Power]

Pagan – Acolytes (Stygian Black Hand) [Black]

Parabellum – Si Vis Pacem (Independent) [Groove / Heavy Metal]

Profane Burial – My Plateau (Independent) [Symphonic Blackened Death]

Resurge – Resurge from Underneath (Miasma Records) [Death]

Rotten Terror/Verminate – The Repression Split (Independent) [Deathgrind]

Sanity – The Beast (Independent) [Meloblack]

Saturnalia Temple – Paradigm Call (Listenable Records) [Stoner Doom]

Semi-Rotted – Barrage of Brutality (Chop Chop Records) [Groove / Nu-Metal / Metalcore]

Sentry – S/T (High Roller Records) [Heavy Metal]

Shallow Waters – All Colours Blur to One (Meuse Music Records) [Doom]

Steel Mammoth – Shadow Diamond (Ektro Records) [Electronic Metal]

Suicidal Angels – Profane Prayer (Nuclear Blast) [Thrash]

Surgical Strike – 24/7 Hate (Metalville) [Thrash]

Svart Lotus – Som et vondt år (Hellstain Productions) [Black]

Tapias de Pilatos/The Witch – Blasphemy and the Beast (Masters of Kaos Productions) [Black]

Terror Machine – A Mountain of Death (Stench from Below Records) [Blackened Death]

The Black Hounds – All Kingdoms Fall (Independent) [Heavy/Groove Metal]

Theatrum – Tableau vivant (Independent) [Prog Metal]

Uzlaga – Depthdweller (Intertidal Recordings) [Atmoblack]

Volcandra – The Way of Ancients (Prosthetic Records) [Meloblack]

Vulgar Devils – Witches Wheel (Witches Brew) [Heavy Metal]

Warfield Within – Pure Purge (Independent) [Tech Death / Thrash]

We Follow the Earth – Extinct (Independent) [Doom / Sludge]

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