This Toilet Tuesday (3/19/19)


This week’s list has officially kicked my ass. There’s a ton of stuff on the table, and while most of it is inoffensive at worst, the stuff that’s bad is really, really bad. Conversely, the good is also really good; check out my picks, and step into that minefield of a list if you dare.

Frosthelm – Pyrrhic (Independent) [Melodic Black Thrash]
Listen to “Pisslord”

A track called “Pisslord” isn’t where one would likely expect to find clean-cut and technically proficient blackened thrash, but here we are. Frosthelm’s previous album, The Endless Winter, brought us some quality black thrash with sweet lead guitar work, and Pyrrhic sounds like it’s going to be a big improvement on their formula. The black metal parts and thrash parts were somewhat at odds on the previous release, but they’re meshed together much more organically here. Plus, they totally shred, and that’s something I can definitely get behind. 3/23/19 (Spear)

Frozen Crown – Crowned in Frost (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Neverending”

Frozen Crown came out of basically nowhere last year with one of the more enjoyable power metal albums I came across, and they’ve already got another one on the way for this Friday. A quick turnaround on a new album like that can be a sign of rushed work sometimes, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with Crowned in Frost. The band still likes their unexpected time signature changes and unconventional lyrical phrasing, and the solo on “Neverending” is stronger than most everything on its predecessor. I’m very much looking forward to this one. 3/22/19 (Spear)

Accursed Spawn – The Virulent Host (PRC Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Bhopal ’84,” “The Virulent Host”

Aephanemer – Prokopton (Primeval Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Sovereign”

Appalling – Inverted Realm (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “A Mutilator at Large”

Ashen Horde – Fallen Cathedrals (Rockshots Records) [Progressive Black Metal]
Listen to “Profound Darkness”

Battle Beast – No More Hollywood Endings (Nuclear Blast) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “No More Hollywood Endings”

BegUsToStop – Overdose Reality (Meat 5000 Records) [Brutal Death/Grind]

Bleeding Utopia – Where the Light Comes to Die (Black Lion Records) [Melodeath]

Bloodbound – Rise of the Dragon Empire (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Rise of the Dragon Empire,” “Slayer of Kings”

Booby Trap – Stand Up and Fight (Firecum Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Full of Shit”

Burning Rain – Face the Music (Frontiers Music) [Hard Rock]
Listen to “Face the Music,” “Midnight Train”

Burst Bowel – Sarconyan (Meat 5000 Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

Candero – Fragments of Disposal (Rising Nemesis Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Insurrection”

Cardinals Folly / Lucifer’s Fall – split (Cruz del Sur Music) [Doom]

Chaotian – Festering Carcinolith (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Festering Carcinolith”

Clutch of Mammon – Conjhur (Independent) [Black Doom]
Listen to “Wasting”

Crafting the Conspiracy – The Cosmic Key, Pt. 1 (Independent) [Melodeath/core]
Listen to “Dimension Door”

Desert Near the End – Of Fire and Stars (Metal Scrap Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Of Fire and Stars”

Dim Aura – The Triumphant Age of Death (Saturnal Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Black Heretic Hate”

Dominanz – Let the Death Enter (Mighty Music) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ruins of Destruction”

Dying Gorgeous Lies – The Hunter and the Prey (Massacre Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Fatal Craving”

Eggs of Gomorrh – Outpregnate (Krucyator Productions) [Blackened Death Metal]

Eternity’s End – Unyielding (Ram It Down Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Into Timeless Realms,” “Under Crimson Moonlight”

The Flaying – Angry, Undead (PRC Music) [Death Metal]

Gomorrah – Gomorrah (Independent) [Grooving Tech Death]
Listen to “Frailty”

Goresoerd – Kain (Independent) [Death/Groove Metal]
Listen to “Kain”

Grave Violator – Back to the Cult (Reaper Metal Productions) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Baptized in Filthy Semen”

High Reeper – Higher Reeper (Heavy Psych Sounds) [Doom]
Listen to “Eternal Leviathan”

Illimitable Dolor – Leaden Light (Transcending Obscurity) [Death/Doom]

Imprecation – Damnatio ad Bestias (Dark Descent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Temple of the Foul Spirit”

Into the Arcane – Sleepless We Lie, Thoughtless We Cry (Independent) [Death/Doom]

Iron Griffin – Curse of the Sky (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Joe Stump – Symphonic Onslaught (Lion Music) [Instrumental Shred]
Listen to “On with the Action”

Lacktor – Hambruna (Vinilos Alvaro) [Death Thrash]

Meridian – Margin of Error (Mighty Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Second Best”

Nixa – Opus Tierra (War Anthem Records) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Seed”

Obscure Infinity – Into the Vortex of Obscurity (FDA Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Grotesque Face”

Obsidian Sea – Strangers (Ripple Music) [Doom]
Listen to “The Birth of Fear”

Pestilent Death – Chapters of Depravity (Rotted Life) [Death Metal]

Relinquished – Addictivities (Part I.) (NRT Records) [Prog/Melodeath]
Listen to “Avalanche of Impressions”

S91 – Along the Sacred Path (Rockshots Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Constantine the Great”

Sacrificia – Pestilentia (Scars of Eternity Records) [Black Metal]

Schattenfall – Melancholie des Seins (Redefining Darkness) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Misanthrop”

Shabti – Trembling and Shorn (Independent) [Blackened Death Metal]

Sickness – Nidus Diaboli (Independent) [Toad Metal]

Skycrater – Lothar’s Soliloquy (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Sykelig Englen – To Walk Among Death and Pestilence (AHPN Records) [lolbuttz]
I’m like 90% sure this cover was finger-painted

Stained Blood – Nyctosphere (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Lightless Walk”

Stälker – Powermad (Napalm Records) [Heavy Metal]

Tengger Cavalry – Northern Memory (Independent) [Folk Metal]

Thecodontion – Jurassic (WOOAAARGH) [Dinosaur Metal]
Listen to “Barosaurus Lentus”

Truth Corroded – Bloodlands (Unique Leader) [Melodeath]
Listen to “To the Carnal Earth”

Ultra Silvam – The Spearwound Salvation (Helter Skelter Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Birth of a Mountain”

Undead Prophecies – Sempiternal Void (Listenable Records) [Death Metal]

Usurper – Lords of the Permafrost (Soulseller Records) [Black/Death Metal]

Vargsheim – Söhne der Sonne (MDD Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Scheiterfeuer”

Vielikan – Back to the Black Marsh (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]

Waylander – Eriú’s Wheel (Listenable Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Autumnal Blaze”

Witnesses – To Disappear and to Be Nothing (Independent) [Doom]

Wrang/Grafjammer – Koude gracht, Gramme werf (split- Worship the Goat) [Black Metal]

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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