This Toilet Tuesday (2/10/15)


Trying to tackle these massive lists of new music is a bit like trying to approach the act of shitting in the woods. I, for one, always have the same set of questions flicker through my mind in either instance: Where do I start? How do I go about doing this? How deep should I dig? Do I wipe with leaves when I’m done? Invariably, the answer is to simply rush in headlong and do your best to clean up the aftermath. This is Toilet Tuesday.


Abstracter – Wound Empire (Fragile Branch/Vendetta) [Crust/Black Metal]
Listen to “Lightless,” “Cruciform”

Abstracter bases their brand of black metal on slightly psyched up sludge and crusty doom that relies on atmosphere and not riffs. If Cult of Luna played BM, they would be Abstracter (why do I have the feeling that example has been used before?). Shifting from melancholic and sinister tones to oppressive moments, they aren’t going to blow you away with sheer force. They are ominously deadly. Never seeking to draw you directly into their lair, instead sending you away, until you fall into their surrounding traps and melt away. (Karhu)


Dephosphorus/Haapoja – Collaboration (split- Handshake, Inc.) [Grindcore]
Listen to “Abstraction Maze” (Dephosphorus), “Pakon Sanelema” (Haapoja)

Grind has been experiencing a bit of a revolution of sorts these last few years. Although I love old-school grind more than the next guy, it’s been fun to see so many bands toying with the genre formula, even if it does launch them into weird, non-grind territories. This new split by Dephosphorus/Haapoja continues the grand tradition of experimentation. The Dephosphorus track, although built on a crusty foundation and anchored by a hard-as-nails punky riff, assaults your sensibilities with a very blackened attack. Haapoja continue with the same tack, perhaps even further extrapolating that dark, brooding atmosphere. This is a mini-release, and I’m excited to hear the full split Collaboration. FFO: Piss Vortex, Bastard Feast, Purge (W.)

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Putrid Offal – Mature Necropsy (Kaotoxin) [Deathgrind]
Listen to “Mortuary Garlands”

I’m on a grind and grind-product binge today, jiggling and wiggling. Putrid Offal has me hate moshing in my tiny little office. Is this album straightforward grind? Nah. Is it groovy deathgrind that will have you flipping tables? Yes. “Mortuary Garlands” is a nasty piece of work that slams and slays. The triggered drums sound slightly off to me, but those nasty riffs and time shifts, plus the tasty bass bounce at the beginning, are sure to get your hips moving. FFO: Napalm Death, OMAAF, Aborted (W.)


Embryo – Embryo (logic(il)logic) [Melodeath]
Listen to “An Awkward Attempt”

I was drawn to Embryo by their touting of drummer Francesco Paoli (of Fleshgod Apocalypse fame) and was somewhat surprised by how different they are from his bigger project. Embryo plays fairly straightforward, riff-driven, groovy melodeath with a touch of keyboard ambiance. The songwriting is solid, but they can’t escape judgement simply because of their drummer’s pedigree; it’s a decent listen, but I feel like the full album will begin to drag. Hopefully I’ll be proven wrong when it drops later this week. (Spear)


Exhumed – Gore Metal: A Necrospective (Relapse Records) [Goregrind]

Exhumed have been writing quality grind for ages and now they are re-releasing their debut album for people like me who have only relatively recently discovered them. Should be good if their last few albums are anything to go by. (Jack Bauer)


Daemon Pyre – Daemon Pyre (physical release- New Justice) [Death Metal]

These guys write some pretty good melodeath with traces of tech. Judging by what I have heard of them so far they seem to have a bit of an Allegaeon vibe going on but at the same time manage to make it sound their own, and let’s  be serious: Allegaeon comparisons are a good thing. (Jack Bauer)

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The Vomiting Dinosaurs – Worship the Porcelain God (Grimoire Records) [Grindcore]
Listen to “Crypt Kegger,” “Tenafly Viper”

To me, this band has a lot of things going for them right off the bat. Their name is The Vomiting Dinosaurs, they have a toilet-themed album name, and their name is The Vomiting Dinosaurs. I’m getting much more of a punk-infused thrashy death feel from them (yes, I’m absolutely as much of a douche as that description makes me sound) than grindcore [Spear note: probably accurate, I just make this shit up as I go], but the bottom line is that these guys are a good time in audio format. You can picture/smell the venue in your head that would fit The Vomiting Dinosaur, the type of place that you would really put you off when you first walk in at 8 PM, but would feel like home when you’re lying shirtless on the floor at 1 AM in a puddle of beer after stomping around to the wildest set of the night, courtesy of TVD. (Stockhausen)

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Lords of the Trident – Frostburn (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Winds of the Storm”

Look, Masterlord and Randall Thorr, I’m not a power metal convert yet. Don’t shout huzzah before breaking into a tickle fight anytime soon, but I will say that this song is pretty legit. I have absolutely no power metal vocabulary other than “Noble Beast rules” and “A Sound of Thunder rocks my butt,” so I can’t compare these guys to anything. I do really enjoy the lead vocals being a little lower in register, and that chorus is all sorts of catchy. There’s a fun bit of chromaticism in a few riffs, some upbeat accents, and it all combines for a killer tune that I can see myself online comparison-shopping some broadswords to. (Stockhausen)

Adrenaline Mob – Dearly Defarted (Century Media) [Hard Rock]
Listen to “Dearly Departed”

Ahamkara – The Embers of the Stars (Bindrune/Nordvis) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Listen to “On the Shores of Defeat”

Ambroz – Into the Endless Void (Independent) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “The Path of Sins”

Antareth – The Mask of Truth (Independent) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “A Great Wall of Scorn”

Arbitrator – Indoctrination of Sacrilege (Independent) [Death/Industrial]
Listen to “For That Which May Appease Lions”

Architect of Dissonance – Realm of the Deviant Throne (Rotten Roll Rex) [Come On And Slam]
Listen to “Maggot Infestation,” “Open Body Desecration”

Beyond Reason – A New Reflection (Arkeyn Steel) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Enlightened Years Away”

Blacklisted – When People Grow, People Go (Deathwish, Inc.) [Hardcore]

Blasphemous – Entrails Spilled Out In Chainsaw (Brutal Minds) [Slam Bam Thank You Ma’am]
Listen to “Entrails Spilled Out In Chainsaw”

Bloodscribe – Prologue to the Apocalypse (Gore House) [Slamuel L. Jackson]
Listen to “Enslaved by Deceptions,” “Shadows”

Call of the Void – Ageless (Relapse Records) [Hardcore]

Cowards – Rise to Infamy (Throatruiner) [Hardcore/Sludge]

Death Karma – The History of Death & Burial Rituals part I (Iron Bonehead) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Madagascar (Famadihana)”

Destiny – Time (Power Prog) [Power Metal]

Dwell – Vermin and Ashes (Hell’s Headbangers) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Vermin in my Arteries”

Feed Her To The Sharks – Fortitude (Victory Records) [Metalcore]

Finsterforst – Mach Dich Frei (Napalm Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Mach Dich Frie”

Generichrist – Taste of Death (Horror Pain Gore Death) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Taste of Death”

Godhunter/Amigo the Devil – The Outer Dark (The Compound/Battleground) [Western/Folk]

Gorelust – We Are the Undead (PRC Music) [Death Metal]

Gorgy – Orgy of Gore (Negative Earth) [Goregrind]
Listen to “Necrotizing Mastitis,” “The Processor”

Hellrazors – Funeral (Undercover/Evil Spell Records) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Hellrazors”

Holycide – Toxic Mutation (Xtreem Music) [Thrash]
Listen to “Radiation Endgame”

Humiliation – Fatamorgana (Groupies Records) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Fatamorgana”

id. – Sagittarius A (Independent) [Prog Metal/Fusion]
Listen to “id.entity,” “Sagittarius A”

Kalapács – Enighma (Hammer Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Verseny”

Karmageddon – Preborn (Independent) [Stoner/Doom]

Kraków – amaran (Dark Essence) [Post-Metal]
Listen to “Luminauts,” “Atom”

Manilla Road – The Blessed Curse (Golden Core/ZYX) [Heavy Metal]

Maris Lane – The Sound of an Empty Heart (Independent) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Stranded”

Megora – Burning Empire (Saol) [Heavy Metal]

Monolith – Against the Wall of Forever (Funeral Noise) [Heavy Metal]

Mourning Mist – Mourning Mist (Forever Plagued) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Rage”

Oral Fistfuck – Spiritual Sickening (Rising Nemesis) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “What a Mess”

The Order of Apollyon – The Sword and the Dagger (Listenable Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Curse is Poured Upon Them”

Outer Heaven – Diabolus Vobiscum (Melotov Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Vile Rebirth”

Pryapisme – Futurologie (Apathia Records) [Electronic/Prog/Chiptune]

Rwake – Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stageof Awareness (Relapse Records) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Calibos/So Fucking Tired”

Spellbound – Nothing but the Truth (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Forgotten and Gone”

Sullen – Post Human (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Broken Path”

Tanagra – None of This is Real (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Tyranny of Time,” “Bitter Earth”

Tanzwut – Freitag der 13 (AFM Records) [Industrial Bagpipecore]
Listen to “Freitag der 13”

The Will of a Million – Les Étoiles (Glossolalia Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “As We Float”

Zoax – Is Everybody Listening? (Century Media) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Zero Point Seven”

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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