This Toilet Tuesday (2/14/17)


Welcome once again to This Toilet Tuesday! You all know the drill: new music, big list, author picks. W. and I found a couple good ones, but we’re hoping you can pick out a few more as well. Let us know what else we need to hear in the comments.


Hymn – Perish (Svart Records) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Spectre”

Hymn falls into that comparatively underpopulated doom camp built by Godflesh: the riffs amount to little more than just extended strings of notes hammered down on a super-low register over a primitive caveman drum rhythm. Much like on Streetcleaner, the approach taken on Perish seams to be, “Crush listeners with absolutely massive walls of bottom-end,” but got dang, how massive that bottom end is! While you’ve heard riffs like this played with more aggression (by the likes of Conan) or with more artistry (Neurosis), there’s something immensely satisfying about the neanderthal savagery on display. Folks who like slamming their heads against concrete are sure to enjoy this. FFO: Nailbomb, Batillus, Coffinworm 2/17/17 (W.)


Pestifer – Execration Diatribes (Lavadome Productions) [Death Metal]

My knowledge of plain ol’ death metal- no prefixes, no subgenre addendum- is middling at best, so I don’t really have the best frame of reference to describe Pestifer. Suffice to say, though, they’re good enough that they dragged me out of tech land long enough to give Execration Diatribes a listen. Their music is fast, dark, and nasty, but with an undeniable penchant for smart songwriting; every riff sunk its hooks into me, and they only got deeper as the album went on. Pestifer are nothing if not devoted to their roots, their debut feels like a long-lost classic. 2/14/17 (Spear)

Agony by Default – Genocide for Survival (Independent) [Death Metal]

Aherusia – Prometheus: Seven Principles on How to Be Invincible (Prime Eon Media) [Folk/Black Metal]

Bane of Bedlam – Congenital (Independent) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Guilty at Birth”

Battle Beast – Bringer of Pain (Nuclear Blast Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “King For a Day”

Cnoc an Tursa – The Forty Five (Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings) [Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “The Yellow Locks of Charlie”

Critical I – Open Up the Earth (Independent) [Prog Metal]

Crystal Viper – Queen of the Witches (AFM Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “The Witch Is Back,” “When The Sun Goes Down”

Eater of Man – Tendrils (Independent) [Djunt]

Edenbridge – The Great Momentum (Steamhammer) [Symphonic Power Metal]
Listen to “Shiantara”

Engulfed – Engulfed in Obscurity (Hellthrasher/Blood Harvest) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Conqueror From Beyond the Outer Gates,” “Engulfed in Obscurity”

Event Horizon – A Nightmare of Symmetry (Independent) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “The Light That Carries Me”

Frowning – Extinct (Black Lion Productions) [Funeral Doom]

Gloson – Grimen (Art of Propaganda) [Sludge/Post-Metal]
Listen to “Antlers,” “Cringe”

Gökböri – Erlik (Hammer Muzik) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Tamuya”

The Good Kind of Mushroom – Matsutaken (Independent) [Doom]

Grim Ravine – The Light Is from Below (Black Bow Records) [Sludge]

Hader – Null (Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Messias”

Hanal Pixan – U k’aayo’ob K’ujo’ob (Independent) [Folk/Black Metal]

Haxxan – Loch Ness Rising (Hells Headbangers) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Babalon,” “The Blackest Chasm”

Human Decay/CodeFour – Macerie (Independent) [Death Metal]

Invasion – Destroyer of Mankind (Abyss Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Approaching Cauldron of Horror”

Ithilien – Shaping the Soul (WormHoleDeath) [Folk Metal]

Krowos – Verbum Luciferi (Nigredo Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Infamia In Excelsis”

Methane – The Devil’s Own (Sony/Dark Star) [PULL ACHIEVED]
Listen to “Blood Sweat and Beer”

Mord’A’Stigmata – Hope (Pagan Records) [Weird Black/Death Metal]
Listen to “Hope”

Morta Skuld – Wounds Deeper than Time (Peaceville Records) [Death Metal]

Nemesis Sopor – MMXL (Geisterasche Organisation) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Despot”

Nomadic Rituals – Marking the Day (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]

Painful Pride – Lost Memories (No Remorse Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Visions,” “A Thousand Lies”

Pandemonium – Nihilist (Old Temple) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Nations of Slaves,” “Unholy Essence,” “The Gate of Bones”

Perfidious – Malevolent Martyrdom (Death Metal Industry) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Human Conceit”

Raptor King – Dinocalypse (Independent) [Literal Dinosaur Metal]
Listen to “Dinocalypse,” “The Long Way To Rock”

Ravager – Eradicate… Annihilate… Exterminate… (Iron Shield/Pure Steel) [Thrash]
Listen to “Dr. Mad”

Rotten Age – Upadek światłości (Hell Is Here Production) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Upadek światłości,” “The Curse”

Scenario II – A New Dawn (Hysteria Music) [Symphonic Melodeath]
Listen to “A New Dawn”

Stinking Lizaveta – Journey to the Underworld (Translation Loss Records) [Instrumental Doom/Rock]
Listen to “Witches and Pigs”

Versailles – Lineage ~薔薇の末裔~ (Warner Music Japan) [Power Metal]

(waning) – Still Hours (Transylvanian Tapes) [Doom/Shoegaze]

Xibalba – Diablo, Con Amor.. Adios (Closed Casket Activities) [Hardcore/Death Metal]
Listen to “Diablo,” “Adios”

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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