This Toilet Tuesday (2/4/20)

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Toilet Tuesday comes ’round once more; you know the drill. We’ve got a bunch of new music, and Karhu and I have picked out a couple sweet jams to cram into your ears, but you should let us know if there’s any other cool stuff we should hear. As always, tell us about it in the comments.


Aeonian Sorrow – A Life Without (Independent) [Funeral Doom]
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An international project lead by Gogo Melone, originally formed around her and co-vocalist Alejandro Lotero, mostly from members of Red Moon Architect. After their debut, both Lotero and RMA mastermind Saku Moilanen left the group. But the balance has been restored and holes filled by Daniel Neagoe (Shape of Despair, Clouds, Eye of Solitude) and Ville Rutanen (Red Moon Architect). For the 35 minute EP, Melone has crafted four forlorn death/doom songs, woefully melodic and not unlike RMA, bordering on funeral doom pace. It’s fairly standard for the style, apart from the balance of the beauty and the beast vocal approach leaning heavily Melone’s favour. Well done, though fairly standard melodoom/death that shouldn’t leave any fan of the genre cold. And Rutanen’s beastly performance is particularly commendable. 2/7/20 (Karhu)


Assassin – Bestia Immundis (Massacre Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “The Swamp Thing”

A Teutonic thrash band from the 80’s, sounding exactly like one, and which already reunited almost 20 years ago, though guitarist Scholli is the sole remainder of Assassin’s original run. Boasting Ingo Bajonczak of Sodom refugees Bonded, and scene-legend Frank Blackfire of Sodom/Kreator on guitars, Assassin’s tighter than they’ve been in ages and though the riffs fall short of excellence, the amount of vitriol spewn elevates especially “The Swamp Thing” to greater heights. 2/7/20 (Karhu)


Tómarúm – Wounds Ever Expanding (Independent) [Technical Black Metal]
Listen to “Throes of Life, Forever Entwined”

You all know I like me some tech death, and this ever-expanding list of technical black metal bands has me all hot and bothered. When I say “technical black metal,” I mean stuff that plays to more typical tech death norms- think more Singularity than Deathspell Omega. Tómarúm is the newest of these bands to throw their hat in the ring, and they stand easily alongside the aforementioned band in terms of compositional strength. It’s melancholy and melodic, but fast and powerful as well. “Throes of Life, Forever Entwined” is a beast of a song, and I’m already a little sad this is just a two-song EP; I’m going to need more from these guys as soon as possible. 2/7/20 (Spear)


Aesmah – Walking Off the Horizon (Apostasy Records) [Melodeath]
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Arbrynth – A Place of Buried Light (Independent) [Folkish Melodeath]
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Atavisma/Void Rot – split (Everlasting Spew) [Death/Doom]
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Azalea – Silver (Independent) [DSBM]
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Boötes Void – Alder’s Heresy (Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]
Listen to “II Erlenweib”

Delain – Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm Records) [Symphonic/Death Metal]
Listen to “Burning Bridges”

Edgeflame – Bludgeon the Incarnated (More Hate Productions) [Thrash]
Listen to “Bludgeon the Incarnated”

Ergholae Somptator – Eau ardente (Marwolaeth Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “L’insolence des naïfs”

Goblinsmoker – A Throne in Haze, a World Ablaze (Independent) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Let Them Rot”

God Dethroned – Illuminati (Metal Blade) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Illuminati”

Gorevent – Fate (Comatose Music) [Brutal Death Metal]
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Hegemon/Nature Morte – split (Independent) [Black Metal]

Ironflame – Blood Red Victory (Divebomb Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Seekers of the Blade”

Itnuveth – Enuma Elish (Base Record Production) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Abyss of Immortal Flames”

Kanseil – Cant del corlo (Rockshots Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Boscars”

Karg – Traktat (Art of Propaganda) [Post-Black Metal]
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Marabbecca – Tales of Desolation (Independent) [Black Metal]
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Napalm Death – Logic Ravaged by Brute Force (Century Media) [Grindcore]

Nightfear – Apocalypse (Fighter Records) [Power Metal]
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Nocturnal Prayer – May You Lay Waste to Astral Gods with Star Disintegration (Independent) [Black Metal]
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Operose – Oceans of Starlight (Lion Music) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Oceans of Starlight”

Ravenword – Transcendence (Rockshots Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “No More”

Revoltons – Underwater Bells Pt.2: October 9th 1963 Act.I (Sleaszy Rider Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Danger Silence Control”

Schwermut – Schwermut (Auric Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Dein Abschied”

Sepultura – Quadra (Nuclear Blast) [Thrash/Groove Metal]
Listen to “Isolation”

Sophist – Dissolution (Niflhel Records) [Black/Grind]
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The Spirit – Cosmic Terror (Art of Propaganda) [Black Metal]
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Svart Crown – Wolves Among the Ashes (Century Media) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Thermageddon,” “Exoria”

Sylosis – Cycle of Suffering (Nuclear Blast) [Thrash/Metalcore]
Listen to “I Sever”

Thoren – Gwarth II (Drylands Records) [Dissonant Death/Skronk]
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Total Annihilation – …on Chains of Doom (Independent) [Death Thrash]
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罪號人~Zygote~ – 罪獄門-Gate of Hell- (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
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Warped Cross – Rumbling Chapel (Black Sunset/MDD Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Heart of Stone”

Warrior Within – In Light Act II (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Rat Race”

Ygg – The Last Scald (Ashen Dominion) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Last Scald”

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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