This Toilet Tuesday (2/13/18)


Oh shit, it’s Toilet Tuesday! You know the drill: new tunes, tiny reviews, tons of music. It’s a solid week for it, too, so let’s cut to the chase and dig into it.

Basalte – Vertige (GBS/Black Arts Worship/Six Thirty Recordings) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ce que le corps doit au sol”

Starts with a slow buildup but works its way towards quite the impressive crescendo soon enough. Yet more impressive is that despite the nearly overwhelming din, vocals and guitar still manage to express quite some emotional nuance. The former changing to a growl later on was a nice surprise. It might go on for a wee bit too long, but they do change up the dynamic a bit towards the end, where everything simmers down a bit. FFO: Paramnesia, possibly Sun Worship, and similar post-black ilk. 2/13/18 (Hans)

My Silent Wake – There Was Death (Minotauro Records) [Regal Death/Doom]
Listen to “There Was Death,” “Killing Flaw”

If you like the medieval theme of bands like Sarpanitum and Obsequiae, you’ll want to check this out. The application of that theme to death doom gives is a big, sweeping sound that works so well it’s surprising you don’t hear more of it. It’s grand and melancholy, the sound of a kingdom in decline. 2/16/18 (Spear)

NovaReign – Legends (M-Theory Audio) [Power Prog]
Listen to “Beyond the Cold”

NovaReign brings in some of the best aspects of power metal together with “Beyond the Cold;” it’s both riff-driven and grandiose, and it just feels good. This particular tune is more “power” than “prog,” but they show some impressive composition chops in the middle section. It doesn’t lose its sense of fun when it starts getting complex, which is exactly what this kind of music needs. 2/16/18 (Spear)

Alone in the Mist – Useless (Narcoleptica Productions) [Black Metal]

Alphayn – Wanderschaft (Independent) [Folk Metal/Melodeath]
Listen to “Der Sonne Entgegen,” “Heute Nacht”

Angra – ØMNI (earMusic) [Prog Power]
Listen to “Travelers of Time”

Ark Storm – Voyage of the Rage (King Records) [Power Metal]

Assenbutt – Legenden (AFM Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Asenblut”

Ataraxy – Where All Hope Fades (Dark Descent Records) [Death Metal]

Bob Katsionis – Prognosis & Synopsis (Symmetric Records) [Instrumental Prog]

Coffin Torture – Dismal Planet (Sludgelord Records) [Sludge]

Corrupted – Felicific Algorithim (Cold Spring) [Sludge/Doom]

Cropsy Maniac/Gruesome Stuff Relish – Cropsy Maniac/Gruesome Stuff Relish (split- Animate Records) [Deathgrind]

Cypecore – The Alliance (Cargo Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Alliance”

DamageWar – Dead Skin Devourer (Independent) [Thrash]

Denied – Freedom of Speech (Sliptrick Records) [Poorly Planned Band Name/Album Title Metal]
Listen to “Scarred Soul,” “The Other Side”

Eigenlicht – Self-Annihilating Consciousness (I, Voidhanger/Gilead Media) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Labrys,” “Berzerker”

Ethan Brosh – Cospiracy (Magna Carta Records) [Instrumental Shred]

Extinction A.D. – Decimation Treaty (Good Fight Music) [Thrash]
Listen to “Age of Revenge”

Fecundation – Decomposition of Existence (Coyote Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

Genetic Infection – Lapso de Transición (Independent) [Tech Thrash]
Listen to “Bloqueo Fatal”

Harakiri for the Sky – Arson (Art of Propaganda Records) [Post-Blackish Metal]

Heavatar – Opus II – The Annihilation (earMusic) [Melodic/Power Metal]
Listen to “None Shall Sleep”

Kalmankantaja – Tuulikannel (Illuminandi Service) [Black Metal]

Kill Athena – Ravaging All Within (Sickness Productions) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Artificial Perspectives,” “Eradication Doom”

Kvele – Long May They Haunt Us (Hidden Marly Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Long May They Haunt Us”

Living Altar – Scythes Towards Psyche (Inferna Profundus Records) [Blackened Death Metal]

Mormânt de Snagov – Depths Below Space and Existence (Pest Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Resist,” “Stories Untold”

Nuclear Chaos – Unite (Treehouse Entertainment) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Remain in the Darkness”

Phantom Corporation – Cause and Effect (Independent) [Death Metal/D-Beat]

Putrefaction – Slavery Code (Coyote Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Slavery Code”

Revenger – The New Mythology Vol. 1 (Independent) [Death/Groove Metal]
Listen to “Anti-Life,” “We Want Blood”

Rotten on Gore/Visceral Decay/Sanguinary Execution/Gastrorrexis/Genetic Abberation – Sutured Bleeding Wounds (split- Lord of the Sick) [Brutal Death Metal]

Swarrrm – こわれはじめる – Beginning to Break (LongLegsLongArms) [Hardcore/Skramz]
Listen to “Ai no Uta”

Tentation/Iron Slaught – 665 – Les Hordes Metalliques (split- La Fin du Monde) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Screams from the Grave” (Iron Slaught- Abattoir cover)

Thaurorod – Coast of Gold (Drakkar Records) [Prog Power]
Listen to “24601”

Thorbjörn Englund – The Draining of Velgelmer (Metalville) [Heavy Metal]

Valiant – A Timeworn Oath (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Visions of Atlantis – The Deep & the Dark (Napalm Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Return to Lemuria”

Walk in Darkness – Welcome to the New World (Independent) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Welcome to the New World”

Wilt – Faces of the Grave (Independent) [HM-2]
Listen to “The Blades Within”

Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs – Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs (split- Relapse Records) [Stoner Doom]

Windswept – Visionaire (Ván Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Your Bitter Bread”

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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