This Toilet Tuesday (3/27/19)


Toilet Tuesday is actually Wednesday once again upon us, and it’s… kinda weak? Nothing has really jumped out at me this week, which is kind of disappointing. At least you’ve got our resident pumpkin child’s mini review of the new Devin Townsend to look forward to. If there’s something else actually worth listening, yell at me in the comments about it.

Devin Townsend – Empath (InsideOut Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Genesis”

Empath is exactly the record you would expect Devin Townsend to make in 2019, assuming you’ve been paying any attention at all to the mad Canadian wizard over the past decade. He may have recently disbanded the Devin Townsend Project and released Empath as a solo effort, but this record fits right into the narrative of the releases produced under the DTP moniker. It combines Epicloud’s gleeful wall of sound with Deconstruction’s fearless theatricality to effortlessly swivel from ethereal dance rock to brutal shredgasms within compelling arrangements that consistently surprise without ever feeling forced or convoluted. To be completely honest, Devin Townsend has made both some of my all-time favorite music and some records I wish I could totally forget existed, but despite my hesitancy toward his more theatrical side I can say with zero hesitancy that this record totally won me over. It’s corny as hell but also weird as fuck and 100% sincere. If you’ve liked anything at all Devin Townsend has put out since The New Black, I bet there’s something here that will catch your ear and bob your head. 3/29/19 (HessianHunter)

Abduction – All Pain as Penance (Inferna Profundus Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Infinite Ancient Hexes”

Aihos – Hävityksen maa (Helter Skelter Production) [Black Metal]

Akrotheism – Law of Seven Deaths (Osmose Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Manifesting Tartarus”

Anthem – Nucleus (Nuclear Blast) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Black Empire”

Applaud the Impaler – Ov Apocalypse Incarnate (Unique Leader) [Tech Death/Deathcore]
Listen to “Trenchrot”

Arrival of Autumn – Harbinger (Nuclear Blast) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Witness”

Axecuter – Surrounded by Decay (Independent) [Thrash]

The Black Moriah – Road Agents of the Blast Furnace (Folter Records) [Black Thrash]

Dark Legacy – The Rejects (Downfall Records) [Symphonic Death/Heavy Metal]

Déhà – Cruel Words (Naturmacht Productions) [Black/Doom]

Dwarrowdelf – Of Dying Lights (Flowing Downward) [Symphonic Black Metal]
Listen to “Where Daylight Dies”

Ellende – Lebensnehmer (Art of Propaganda) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Du wärst eine schöne Leiche”

Ember – 326: Spiritual Dialysis (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Lovepang”

Enime – Bleeding Out (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Even Vast – Warped Existence (The Goatmancer) [Doom]
Listen to “How Long”

Falaise – A Place I Don’t Belong To (ATMF) [Blackgaze]

Hell Fire – Mania (Riding Easy Records) [Heavy Metal]

Infinityum – Alliance (M & O Music) [Symphonic Black Metal]
Listen to “Fangs, Claws, and Horns”

Inhepsie – Onirique (Independent) [Symphonic Metal]

Interfectus – Suffering Mutations (Pathologically Explicit) [Brutal Death Metal]

La Janara – Tenebra (Black Widow Records) [Doom]

Lance King – ReProgram (Nightmare Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Pointing Fingers”

Magic Circle – Departed Souls (20 Buck Spin) [Doom]

Manifestic – Anonymous Souls (Punishment 18 Records) [Prog Thrash]
Listen to “Anonymous Souls”

Mechanical God Creation – The New Chapter (Argonauta Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Warface”

MetalBlack – Diamonds and Emeralds (Independent) [Black Metal]

Moon Tooth – Crux (Independent) [Prog Rock/Metal]

Moros – Weapon (Hidden Deity Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Every Day is Worse than the Last”

Mosh-Pit Justice – Fighting the Poison (Punishment 18 Records) [Thrash]

Musket Hawk – Upside of Sick (Unholy Anarchy Records) [Sludge/Grind]

Nightrage – Wolf to Man (Despotz Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Wolf to Man”

Nocturnal Hollow – A Whisper of an Horrendous Soul (Redefining Darkness) [Death Metal]

Nordjevel – Necrogenesis (Osmose Records) [Black Metal]

O.D.R.A/PARH – split (Mythrone Production) [Sludge]

Orpheus Omega – Wear Your Sins (EVP Recordings) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Suffer”

Oshiego – The Book of Wonders (HPGD Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Seven Kings”

The Prophet – Essence (Soundage Productions) [Melodeath]

Rage of Light – Imploder (Napalm Records) [Melodeath/Electronic]
Listen to “Fallen,” “Away With You”

Ravenpath – The Raven’s Wisdom (Independent) [Melodeath]

Rhegia – Shadow Warrior (Tratore) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Shadow Warrior”

Silver Bullet – Mooncult (Reaper Entertainment) [Power Metal]
Listen to “The Witches Hammer”

Sinister Tradition – Readings from the Ascending Flame (Independent) [Black Metal]

Skullsmasher – Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery (Selfmadegod) [Deathgrind]

Soul’s Chains – Vis Ira Maeror (Independent) [Symphonic Black/Death Metal]

Steingrab – Manifestierte Alpträume (Independent) [Black Metal]

Strana Officina – Law of the Jungle (Jolly Roger Records) [Heavy Metal]

S.U.P. – Dissymmetry (Overpowered Records) [Weird Death Metal]
Listen to “The Chasm and Chronograph”

Sutekh Hexen – Sutekh Hexen (Sentient Ruin) [Black Metal/Noise]

Tel – Lowlife (Aural Music) [Doom]
Listen to “Submerged”

Terrific Verdict – Wheel of Fortune (Inverse Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Big C”

Tides of Sulfur – Paralysis of Reason (Sludgelord Records) [Sludge]

Triumvir Foul – Urine of Abomination (Vrasubatlat) [Death Metal]

Unethical Human Experiments – Grotesque Failure in the Process, Unfit Individuals (Pathologically Explicit) [Brutal Death Metal]

Urosepsis – Malicious Malpractice (Independent) [Brutal Death Metal]

Vetrar Draugurinn – Hinterlands (Dutch Music Works) [Gothic Metal]

Whitechapel – The Valley (Metal Blade) [Deathcore]
Listen to “Hickory Creek,” “Brimstone,” “Third Depth”

W.I.L.D. – The Domination Chronicles (Overpowered Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Waiting for the Savior”

Wizzerd – Wizzerd (Independent) [Doom]

Yngwie Malmsteen – Blue Lightning (Mascot Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Blue Lightning”

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