This Toilet Tuesday (2/2/16)


Welcome once again, friends, to This Toilet Tuesday. Karhu, W, and I have scraped the bowl this week for the chunkiest bits, and we found some diamonds beyond all the messy spatters and corny pieces. There’s plenty more to be had below, though, so let’s dig in and get this thing started.


Amoral – In Sequence (Imperial Cassette) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Rude Awakening”

Amoral’s career has been full of jumps. From tech death to death n roll to power metal to prog. I’ve only recently become interested in the band, with their prog-ier output. In Sequence sees the return of Niko Kivelä as a third guitarist/second vocalist and while “Rude Awakening” is far from complex, it’s a damn catchy piece of melodic metal. 2/5/16 (Karhu)


Bosque – Beyond (Dunkelheit Produktionen) [Doom]

If you looked at that album cover and thought you were gazing upon a new Brooklyn black metal release, think again. Bosque play funeral doom of a contradictorily low fi and majestic fashion. Huge, booming riffs doled out alongside a cautious rhythm lead you ever higher up a mountain toward enlightenment. These 40 minutes are well worth the climb.  FFO: Lord of the Abyss, This White Mountain, Ahab 2/1/16 (W.)


Sealclubber – Stoical (Medusa Crush Recordings) [Sludge]
Listen to “Vows of Silence”

If you can ignore the morally questionable band name and check out Sealclubber, you’ll find sludge of a decidedly righteous quality. Crushing, percussive riffs glower like storm clouds over an eruption of surprisingly melodic and emotive instrumental passages. I’m very excited to see where the rest of this release goes. FFO: The Lion’s Daughter, Opium Lord, Order of Orias 2/5/16 (W.)


Obscura – Akróasis (Relapse Records) [Progressive Tech Death]
Listen to “Sermon of the Seven Suns,” “Akróasis,” “The Monist,” “Ten Sephiroth,”  “Ode to the Sun”

It has been far too long since Obscura graced us with a new album, but not surprising given the departure of Christian Muenzner and Hannes Grossmann. Fortunately, that hasn’t negatively impacted their sound in the least, having found suitable replacements in Tom Geldshlager and Sebastian Lanser. The most immediately noticeable aspect of Akróasis is the fretless guitar, which adds an off-kilter quality to some of the riffs and leads to some unbelievable solos. What gets me the most though is the stylistic shift. The absence of the former guitarist and drummer is apparent, but this has only opened new doors for the band. I forsee Akróasis being a game changer for the world of tech death; there are sure to be many imitators, but few will come close to this. 2/5/16 (Spear)

Ad Vitam – Stratosfear (Revalve Records) [Melodeath]

Andrey Smirnov – Gladiator (Metalism Records) [Heavy Metal]

Angel Sword – Rebels Beyond the Pale (Underground Power/Heavy Chains Records) [Heavy/Speed Metal]

Arrayan Path – Chronicles of Light (Pitch Black Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Solomon Seed,” “Chronicles of Light”

Bifröst – Mana Ewah (Einheit Produktionen) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “In Todes Angesicht”

Death Fetishist – Whorifice (Independent) [Black/Doom]

Deformatory – Malediction (CDN Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Infernal Gateway”

Divinity – The Immortalist, Pt. 2: Momentum (Independent) [Tech Death]

Ecferus – Pangaea (I, Voidhanger) [Black Metal]

Eucharist – Endarkenment (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Black Metal]

Fängörn – Inferno (Soundage Productions) [Folk Metal]

Fleshgod Apocalypse – King (Nuclear Blast Records) [Symphonic Death Metal]
Listen to “The Fool,” “Gravity”

Frenzy – Lethal Protector (Underground Power Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Lethal Protector”

Frostbite – Etching Obscurity (Tmina Records) [Black’n’Roll]
Listen to “Malleus,” “Etching Obscurity”

Fuath – I (Neuropa Records) [Black Metal]

Huracan’s Fall – Cult of the Silent Dirge (Independent) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Pact of Doom” 

Hypochondriac – Disobedient (Extreme Souls Production) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “radikalisme”

Instinct – Blackmore Isolationist (Ancient Trail Recordings) [Black Metal]

Isaak – Sermonize (Small Stone Recordings) [Hard Rock]

King Goblin – Cryptozoology (Bonten) [Doom]
Listen to “2020,” “Garadama”

Kthhoniik Cerviiks – SeroLogiikal Scars (Vertex of Dementiia) (Iron Bonehead) [Spoopy]
Listen to “Biinary Epitome (Spyder’s Web)”

Lagerstein – All for Rum & Rum for All (Independent) [Pirate Metal]
Listen to “Land of Bundy”

Machine Kill – Dead Hand Initiative (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Facial Reconstruction with a Sledgehammer,” “Captive Execution”

Marionette – Propaganda (Independent) [Melodeath]

Mire of Despondency/Omen ov Torment – December Winds and Luciferian Mists (Independent) [Black Metal]

Moon Tooth – Chromaparagon (Independent) [Progressive Metal/Rock]

Nakba – Below the Epistyle of Malignant Trail (Independent) [Death Metal]

Ningen Isu – Soshite Shi to Eros (Tokuma Japan Communications) [Prog/Doom]

Odyssey – Voids (Independent) [Instrumental Prog]

Paganizer/Skinned Alive – Bred by Demons/Human Landfill (Brutal Art Records) [Death Metal]

Percussor – Disturbing Reality (Horror Pain Gore Death) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Disturbing Reality”

Primitiv – Immortal and Vile (Transcending Obscurity) [Death Metal]

Product of Hate – Buried in Violence (Napalm Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Blood Coated Concrete”

Prong – X – No Absolutes (SPV) [Thrash/Industrial]

Range of Mutilated – Post Traumatic Perish (Waar Productions) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Psychopath”

Rhine – An Outsider (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]

Sadomystic – Darken the Lumen (Independent) [Black Metal]

Sequestered Keep – The Oldest Realm (Independent) [Dungeon Synth]

Seven Sisters of Sleep – Ezekiel’s Hags (Relapse Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Gutter,” “War Master”

Snow Burial – Victory In Ruin (Independent) [Post-Metal/Sludge]

Striker – Stand in the Fire (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Too Late”

Sulphur – Omens of Doom (Dark Essence Records) [Blackened Death Metal]

Systemhouse33 – Regression (Independent) [Thrash/Groove Metal]

Textures – Phenotype (Nuclear Blast Records) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “New Horizons”

Unborn Suffer – Nihilist (Selfmadegod) [Brutal Death/Grind]
Listen to “Life is a Lie”

Voloh – Gromovi nad Trebišćem (Soundage Productions) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Gromovi nad Trebišćem”

The Wakedead Gathering – Fuscus: Strings of the Black Lyre (I, Voidhanger) [Death Metal]

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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