This Toilet Tuesday (3/17/20)


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It’s never a good time when your PC crashes, but having it shit the bed in the midst of pandemic isolation while trying to put together an article is something else. As such, this article is brought to you by my janky work laptop as I impatiently wait for new parts to come in. On top of that, this week’s list is huge and equally janky; I had no less than five bands vying for the lolbuttz title. At least we’ve got some solid releases from Unspeakable Axe and TSO. Otherwise, I know there’s a bunch of stuff I missed, so feel free to share in the comments if there’s anything worth checking out that’s not on this list.

Serpent Column – Endless Detainment (Mystiskaos) [Chaotic Black Metal]

I remarked recently that Serpent Column sounds like a black metal band getting thrown down a flight of stairs, and our resident pirate metal connoisseur BMP observed that they’re less falling-down-stairs than Pyrrhon or Imperial Triumphant, making them much more accessible. And he’s absolutely right; while SC is chaotic and hazy, there’s a distinct structure to their music that makes it feel less impenetrable than some of their peers. Mirror in Darkness was one of my favorite albums of last year, and Endless Detainment feels like a fitting followup with its short-format songs and more straightforward songwriting. It’s no less impressive (or violent) than its predecessor, and it’s perfect if you’re looking for a short burst of harsh music. 3/18/20 (Spear)

Ascended Dead/Evil Priest – Nexus of the Black Flame / Revealing My Obscurity (split- Invictus Productions) [Black/Death Metal]

The A.X.E. Project – Future.Imperfect (Art Gates Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Cry”

Beneath My Sins – I Decide (Pride & Joy Music) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Try,” “Your Muse”

Black Phantom – Zero Hour Is Now (Punishment18 Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Hordes of Destruction”

Brain Stem – Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2 (Independent) [Death Metal]

Catastrofear – Centuries of Death (Independent) [Death Metal]

Christian Muenzner – Path of the Hero (Independent) [Instrumental Shred]
Listen to “Knight Rider”

Day of Reckoning -Spread Your Disease (Independent) [Groove Metal/core]
Listen to “To The Slaughter”

Death on Fire – Ghost Songs (Independent) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Lies We Eat”

Ecnephias – Seven – The Pact of Debauchery (My Kingdom Music) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Without Lies”

Enoid – Négation du corps (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Est-ce mon corps? Est-ce mon visage?”

Ethir Anduin – Pathway to Eternity. The Agony (Grimm Distribution) [Blackened Doom]

Eyes of Simurgh – Xingara Linga (Independent) [Sludgy Stoner Metal]

Gravespawn – The Elder Darkness (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Kingdom of Cruelty”

Grift – Budet (Nordvis) [Folky DSBM]

Grindpad – Violence (Iron Shield Records) [Thrash]

Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth and Sacrifice (Century Media) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Eradicate,” “My Heart and the Ocean”

Helion – The Great Fall (Revalve Records) [Tech Death]

Hemotoxin – Restructure the Molded Mind (Unspeakable Axe) [Prog Death Thrash]

High Tone Son of a Bitch – Wicked Threads! (Independent) [Psych/Stoner Metal]
Listen to “Wicked Threads”

HollowHecatomb – The Still Life (Independent) [Noise/Power Electronics]

Hyborian – Volume II (Season of Mist) [Sludge]

Hyperdontia – Excreted from the Flesh (Me Saco Un Ojo) [Death Metal]

Ivanhoe – Blood and Gold (Massacre Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Midnight Bite”

Kolossus – The Line of the Border (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Norge”

Lost Legacy – In the Name of Freedom (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Front Line”

Lucifer – Lucifer III (Century Media) [Rock/Doom]
Listen to “Ghosts”

Master Boot Record – Floppy Disk Overdrive (Metal Blade) [Beep Boop]

Matvey – Burning Streets (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

The Medea Project – Sisyphus (Independent) [Sludge/Death Metal]
Listen to “To Know Us is to Fear Us”

Necrotombs – Corpse Feeding Worms (Narcoleptica Productions) [Death Metal]

No Raza – Transcending Material Sins (Noble Demon) [Death Metal]
Listen to “On the Verge of Dying Out”

Nox Doloris – Khemet (Independent) [Symphonic Death Metal]
Listen to “Set Maat”

Nucleus/Ectoplasma/Fetid Zombie/Temple of Void – 4 Doors to Death II (split- Unspeakable Axe) [Death Metal]

Open the Nile – The Meridian (Independent) [Prog Metal]

O Zorn! – Your Killer (Seeing Red Records) [Dirty Doom]

PostHumanBigBang – Jungle Eyes (Czar of Crickets Productions) [Prog Metal]

The Prophecy²³ – Fresh Metal (Massacre Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “We Love Fresh Metal,” “Caps, Trucks and Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Sinnessjukdom – Över kanten (Independent) [Black Metal]

Skjult – Lucifer Hominum Salvator (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sacred Flames”

Soliloquium – Things We Leave Behind (Naturmacht Productions) [Death Doom]

Subconscious Terror – Reprogramming (Independent) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Reprogramming”

Tethra – Empire of the Void (Black Lion Records) [Death Doom]

Thanatos – Violent Death Rituals (Listenable Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Violent Death Rituals”

The Third Grade – Of Fire and Ashes Pt.2 (Art Gates Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Polaris,” “Intertwine”

Ulvdalir – Hunger for the Cursed Knowledge (Inferna Profundis Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Road of Knowledge”

Vectis – No Mercy for the Weak (Hellprod Records) [Black/Speed Metal]
Listen to “No Mercy for the Weak”

Waltari – Global Rock (Metalville) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Skyline,” “Postrock”

Wardaemonic – Acts of Repentance (Transcending Obscurity) [Proggy Black Metal]

Zero Degree – Black Hole Illumination (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Resurrection”

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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