This Toilet Tuesday (3/2/21)


Toilet Tuesday: that most wonderful day of the week, when we get blasted with a shitload of new music that we’ll never have time to listen to or fully appreciate. And a shitload of it is apparently pretty good this week, too; Hans and Karhu have a bunch of recommendations for you this week, and there’s still a pretty extensive list beyond that. Give it a look and tell us what you’re digging today.

Wilderness of Mirrors – Woodland Ghosts EP (Independent) [Sludge/Post-Metal]

Solid one-man sludge/post-metal, all instrumental but furnished with some very atmospheric synths. He calls it “lo-fi” in the liner notes, but the production isn’t bad at all, packing a sufficient punch. 3/1/21 (Hans)

Wolvennest – Temple (Van Records) [Psychedelic Blackish Metal]
Listen to “Disappear”

I hope that genre tag isn’t completely outdated [Spear note: it probably is], because that sounds a bit more interesting than what this track offers. It’s essentially goth doom that veers off into a kind of ritualistic vibe somewhere along the middle. That’s not a bad thing, especially since the singer goes hard on the goth vibes, just not what I expected. Nicely moody affair though. Curious to check out what the rest of the album is like. 3/5/21 (Hans)

Cthonica – Lesser Incantations of Chthonic Lore (Sentient Ruin) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Bonds of Infernal Abhorrence”

Points deducted right away for inconsistent spelling of “chthonic.” Apart from that, I’m on board, because why wouldn’t I be; it’s murky, monolithic black metal, merrily blasting along for most of the time and featuring some nicely odd, growled (?) vocals. The rickety drum sound is and added bonus. 3/5/21 (Hans)

Baest – Necro Sapiens (Century Media) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Necro Sapiens,” “Meathook Massacre”

Word on the streets is that Baest is the best of the new OSDM wave. And as far as the clean-cut, “70% meinings, 30% riffs, I’m a death metal fan so I can’t fathom influences beyond Death” gang goes, it might be so. Sorry if that came off as snarky, I didn’t mean it to. No, really. They sound like they’re really fun live (which they are), and they’re not too caught up in the rules of OSDM (which isn’t to say they don’t follow them). It’s not going to make your EOTY list, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to have a good time with it. 3/5/21 (KARHU)

Abominable Putridity – Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation (Inherited Suffering Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

I don’t who’s in this band anymore, and I don’t care. It’s a bit cleaner than I generally care for my slam, but they’ve also moved an inch towards brutal death metal in a more general sense, since I last heard of them. Doesn’t excel at any particular facet of brutal death or slam, but it’s pretty good at most, perhaps even all, of them. 3/1/21 (KARHU)

1917 – Omnicrisis (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Gestas Decrépitas”

Acid Mammoth – Caravan (Heavy Psych Sounds) [Stoner Doom]

Akeldama – Field of Blood (Dismembered Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

Archierophant – Birds of Joy and Sorrow (Independent) [Black/Doom]

Beansidhe – Processionaria (Via Nocturna) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Viandant”

Beyond Your Design – Together We Rise (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Gods & Men”

Black Knife – Murder Season (Independent) [Black Metal/Crust]
Listen to “Bloodbath Orgy”

Bliss of Corpse – I (Independent) [Death Doom]

Bloodshot Buffalo – Becoming Absence (Independent) [Psych Doom]
Listen to “Highway Nova”

Bog Wizard/Dust Lord – Four Tales of the Strange (split- The Swamp Records) [Stoner Doom]

Carnivorous Forest – Great Grey King (Independent) [Death Metal]

Dead Point – Concept of the Absurd (Fono Ltd.) [Deathgrind]

Dictatorshit – Marcha funesta (Independent) [Thrash]

Disposal – Disposal (Independent) [Garbage Disposal Death Metal]

Dreamshade – A Pale Blue Dot (Horang Music) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Shanghai Nights”

Endless Funeral – Le Grand silence (Epictural Production) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Les Heures Solitaires”

Estve – Egyenes labirintus (Independent) [Black Metal]

Exanimis – Marionnettiste (Independent) [Symphonic Death Metal]
Listen to “Cogs, Gears & Clockworks”

Exstinctio Vitae – Vile Ritual (Mortarch Productions) [Black Metal]

Grand Celestial Nightmare – Forbidden Knowledge and Ancient Wisdom (Independent) [Black Metal]

Headon – Génesis (On Fire Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Hasta El Final,” “Sombras”

Hot Cherry – Burnout (Independent) [Stoner Metal]
Listen to “Universal Call”

Inmate – The Salt (Independent) [Djenty Prog/Metalcore]
Listen to “The Salt” (flashing lights warning)

Invultation – Unconquerable Death (Independent) [War Metal]

Last Lightning – Porten (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Helvete”

Mork – Katedralen (Peaceville Records) [Black Metal]

Morke – We Are the River (Independent) [Trees ‘n’ Shit Black Metal]

Murnau – Salamander (Independent) [Alt-Doom]

Necrocracy – Burning Trails (Independent) [Black Metal]

Nemoreus – Arnea (Independent) [Folk Metal]

Nightfall – At Night We Prey (Season of Piss) [Melodeath]

The Noctambulant – Hellrazor (Independent) [Melodic Black Metal]
Listen to “HellRazor”

Númenor – Draconian Age (Elevate Records) [Blackened Power Metal?]

Operation Volkstod – Sex with Satan (Independent) [Black Metal]

Padus – Amsirac (Independent) [Doom]

PlagueLord – The Silent King (Independent) [Death Metal]

Requiem for Oblivion – Hindsight 2020 (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Lies and Fire”

Sacrilegious Crown – Plenilunium Cult (Xenoglossy Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Culto II – Under the Blasphemous Spirits”

Sea Mosquito – Fire, Magic & Venom (Independent) [Black Metal]

Seminal Depravation – When Reality Becomes Barbarity (Lord of the Sick Recordings) [Brutal Death Metal]

Shadows Ground/Altar in Darkness – split (Independent) [Black Metal]

Silent Line – Death and Perspective (Independent) [Meldoeath]

Sol Draconi Septem – Hyperion (Time Tombs Production) [Black Metal]

Starscape – Colony (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Sulphurous – Encircling Darkness (Desiccated Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Encircling Darkness”

Sunami/Gulch – Split (Triple-B Records) [Hardcore]

This Ending – Needles of Rust (Black Lion Records) [Melodeath]

Thorium – Empires in the Sun (Dutch Music Works) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Old Generation”

Thronehammer – Incantation Rites (Supreme Chaos Records) [Doom]
Listen to “A Fading King”

Till – Sequestered Hollow (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Galloping Hessian”

Timau – Life and Death in III Acts (Independent) [Black Metal]

Ungraven/Slomatics – split (Black Bow Records) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Kaan”

Volant – Volant Demo (Independent) [Black/Speed Metal]

Warrior Path – The Mad King (Symmetric Records) [Power Metal]

Wirbelwind – Time to Realize (Independent) [Melodeath]

Witherfall – The Curse of Autumn (Century Media) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “The River,” “The Other Side of Fear” (NSFW)

Wolfheart – Skull Soldiers (Napalm Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Skull Soldiers”

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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