This Toilet Tuesday (9/1/20)


It’s time for your weekly dose of new music releases, and this time, Karhu’s bringing the goods with a trio of black metal recommendations of various flavors. I’m personally most looking forward to the heart-rending passion doom of Oceans of Slumber, but there’s sure to be something down there for you if nothing we’ve highlighted does it for you. Check out that list and let us know what you’re excited for this week.

Yarek Ovich – Introversion (GS Productions) [DSBM]

A fairly well-produced and strong-sounding album with dynamic songwriting ranging from shifting tremolo-picked riffs and melodies through subtle use of synths and more ideas in a five minute song than your average DSBM album’s first half. In other words, not exactly what I was looking forward to when I saw the tag. But it’s also pretty good, following rather in the veins of Totalselfhatred, who’ve never considered themselves DSBM, even closing with a cover of theirs, straddling the line between traditional, atmospheric and depressed strains of black metal with all the skill and finesse required to make it work. I’ll take this any day over some crapshit AC/DC on valium and quaaludes of Lifelover, suck shit Richter. 9/1/20 (KARHU)

Katavasia – Magnus Venator (Floga Records) [Meloblack]

A Greek “alliance” formed by a group of men who hath collaborated in the legendary Varathron, the Toilet-loved prog-blackers Aenaon and the psyched up Hail Spirit Noir among others. And it’s definitely Greek black metal, recognizable from the first note, yet never derivative of others. Relying on lengthy tremolo passages and foregoing the thrashy riff and jerking rhythms often associated with the scene, simultaneously cutting some of their similarities to trad metal, and fully embracing their melodicism. And goddamn are these some sing-along riffs, so much in fact the band added choirs to sing along to them. 9/4/20 (KARHU)

Eurynomos – From the Valleys of Hades (Iron Pegasus Records) [Black Thrash]

I did not think this album would ever happen. But here it is, the full-length from Eurynomos, the black/thrash group founded by Occulto, who’s raw vocals are still missed by many in Desaster. It’s just a teaser with snippets of songs, so it’s hard to say much about the album based on it, but it seems to take a more violent, direct and raw route, simple riffs and pounding rhythms, as opposed to the melodic, medieval approach of Occulto’s previous band. A snägäri-fight as opposed to a spectral war with demons. But that’s stylistically, not qualitatively, because Eurynomos also sounds very, really good. And like they packed a surprising amount of variety into their songwriting for something so simplistically raw. 9/4/20 (KARHU)

Across the Swarm – Projections (TIMETOKILL RECORDS) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Projections”

Airforce – Strike Hard (Pitch Black Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Don’t Look in Her Eyes”

Autumnia – …and Your Autumnia (Independent) [Melodeath/Doom]
Listen to “O’Funeralia”

Black Sun – Silent Enemy (Rockshots Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Resist”

Burial Remains – Spawn of Chaos (Raw Skullz Records) [Death Metal]

Cancerfaust – Let the Earth Tremble (Godz ov War Productions) [Death Metal]

Comaniac – Holodox (Metalworld) [Thrash]
Listen to “The New Face of Hell”

Cult of Lilith – Mara (Metal Blade) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Cosmic Maelstrom”

Cultum Interitum – Poison of Being (Godz ov War Productions) [Black Metal]

Cyclops Cataract – Swallow the World (Independent) [Proggy Blackened Death]

Desolator – Sermon of Apathy (Black Lion Records) [Death Metal]

Drama Noir – A Necromancy Lore (Drakkar Productions) [Symphonic Death Metal]

Dygora – Ghetto Spiritual (Independent) [Death Metal]

Eichenwald – Kvlt (Independent) [Black Metal]

Endling – Krumholz (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Fatal Castration – Diversed Paradigm of Lunacy (Sevared Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “COUP DE GRÂCE”

Gordom – Season at Cemento (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “No Les Creas”

Incinerated – Stellar Abomination (BlackSeed Productions) [Black/Death Metal]

Inclaustro – Epicedios (Independent) [Black Metal]

Infernal Thorns – Inflicting Ravage to the Holy Cattle (Australis Records) [Death Metal]

Lèpoka – El baile de los caídos (On Fire Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “El baile de los caídos”

Mephistophelian – Anotos (Independent) [Tech Death]

Mortifère – Actus Fidei (Independent) [Black Metal]

Oceans of Slumber – Oceans of Slumber (Century Media) [Passion Doom]
Listen to “A Return to the Earth Below,” “To the Sea (A Tolling of the Bells)”

Persekutor – Permanent Winter (Svart Records) [Black Metal]

Persistence in Mourning – Dying in the Darkness (Dying Sun Records) [Sludgy Funeral Doom]
Listen to “Here. On This Grey Earth”

Revenge – Trust in Metal (Independent) [Heavy/Speed Metal]
Listen to “True Metal”

Riotor / Vae Victis – An Oath of Steel (Bestial Invasion Records) [Death Thrash/Black Thrash]
Listen to “From Moral to Wrath” (Vae Victis)

Skaldr – Scythe of Our Errors (Independent) [Meloblack]

South of No North – Phagocity (Cult of Parthenope) [Harmonicacore]
Listen to “Indie Ass”

Stryper – Even the Devil Believes (Frontiers Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Blood From Above”

Thurisaz – Re-Incentive (Independent) [Atmospheric Black/Death Metal]

Tyranno – March of Death (Hellprod Records) [Death Thrash]

Vacant Eyes – A Somber Preclusion of Being (Independent) [Funeral Doom]

Vane – The Nightmare (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Cannibal”

Warshipper – Barren… (Heavy Metal Rock) [Death Metal]

Wings of Glory – Iron Lasts Forever (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Zed Destructive – Corroded by Darkness (Grimm Distribution) [Death 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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