This Toilet Tuesday (3/10/15)


Welcome, my crusty compatriots, to another edition of This Toilet Tuesday. Despite the sheer volume of new music coming out this week, there didn’t seem to be a whole lot to get excited about. Still, Karhu, W, and I sifted through the flush-fodder and brought you our favorites. It’s left me feeling a little uninspired though, so instead of a gruesome intro about shitting out your eyes (or something), I bring you a proposition:

As you probably know, this column covers music that comes out the week that it (the column) is published, meaning the preceding Sunday and Monday through the following Saturday. That means there are always a couple items on each list that have already been out for a day or two. It seems to me that it would be more useful knowing about these releases ahead of time as opposed to after the fact, so I ask you this: should we start compiling lists going from Tuesday to Monday, or is the current Sunday to Saturday format just fine? Let us know in the comments!


Eternal Solstice – Remnants of Immortality (Dark Descent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Force Fed Suicide”

I had never heard Eternal Solstice before, but, armed with the knowledge that it will be a cold day in hell if Dark Descent ever drops a total stinker, I clicked the link to fellow metal blog Crown of Viserys (killer name) in full confidence. “Force Fed Suicide” is my introduction to Eternal Solstice, but they’ve been chipping away at this death metal game for quite some time. If this song is any indication, full-length Remnants of Immortality is going to be a grueling testament to riff-laden, straightforward DM, and you can never have too much of that. FFO: Byzantine, Asphyx, Entombed (W.)


Oceanwake – Sunless (ViciSolum Records) [Post-Metal]
Listen to “Avanturine”

Post-metal tends to be a genre that I almost always enjoy even if I don’t love the particular band I’m jamming at the moment. Thankfully, Oceanwake are a capable band, if not entirely original. “Avanturine” brings the feels and heaviness alike. Mix in some of the weight at the deeper ends of The Ocean with the sinuous emotion of Isis, and you’ve got a good idea of what to expect. FFO: Pelican, The Ocean, Isis (W.)


Deathhammer – Evil Power (Hell’s Headbangers) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Satan is Back,” “Powertrip”

Look, you know what this is going to be: really raw thrash metal with more than a side of blackness. Echoing and torturous howls for vocals and so forth. There are catchy riffs that will slay your neck with the amount of headbanging you are going to do. Just listen to it, okay? (Karhu)


Porta Nigra – Kaiserschnitt (Debemur Morti) [Black Metal]

This here is some punky black metal and far out weirdness going together. The whole album is great and really deserves more words than I can muster today. Some of the material at display is more catchy and some is just memorable through other means, not a single filler. Expect a few wacky and unconventional turns songwriting wise, but not arrangement-wise. (Karhu)


Omnioid – Womb of Infirmity (Ghastly Music) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Womb of Infirmity”

With brutal death metal, you know exactly what you’re going to get: indecipherable gurgles for vocals, lo-fi production, more blastbeats than are reasonable, and the occasional slam jam. Omnioid like to break the status quo with completely schizophrenic time-changes, some tasty spidery leads, and- gasp!- audible bass. This probably won’t turn any of you into brutal deathheads, but for those of you who are already into it, this will be a damn fine addition to your catalog. (Spear)


Psycroptic – Psycroptic (Prosthetic Records) [Tech Death]

For whatever reason, I hadn’t really given Psycroptic a serious listen before now, but their self-titled is an melding of melodic and technical death metal that avoids the clichés of both. Each song is equally cerebral and emotional without becoming too much of either. It’s a glorious offering at the altar of the almighty riff and already a top contender for my end-of-year list. Don’t skip this. (Spear)

Adamas – Heavy Thoughts (SG Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Heavy Thoughts”

Apocrophex – Suspended from the Cosmic Altar (Independent) [Tech Death] Review
Listen to “The Grey,” “Designs Not Derived from Man”

Aratic – Secret Laws of Hell (Violent Journey) [Death/Thrash]

Ashcloud – Abandon All Light (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Abandon All Light”

Attack Vertical – The Great Waste (Tenacity Music) [Metalcore]
Listen to “The Way to Purify”

Bad Axe – Contradiction to the Rule (Cult Metal Classics) [Heavy Metal]

Bewitched – In Via Increatae Lvx (Tyrannus Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “War Blood Victory”

Black Rainbows – Hawkdope (Heavy Psych Sounds) [Doom]

Blacksoul Seraphim – Hymns for the Vanquished (Stillborntwins) [Black/Doom]

Bothers – Naked Flesh (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Naked Flesh”

Bulldozing Bastard – Under the Ram (High Roller Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Tornado”

Cancer Bats – Searching for Zero (New Damage Records) [Hard Rock/Punk]

Conceived by Hate/Akheron – Coalition of Death (Morbid Skull) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Devotees of Death,” (CbH) “Estigma” (Akheron)

Crimson Swan – Unlit (Quality Steel) [Death/Doom]

Crom Dubh – Heimweh (Van Records) [Black Metal]

Cross Vein – Royal Eternity (Victor Entertainment) [Power Metal]

Dead Earth Politics – Men Become Gods (Independent) [Prog/Thrash]
Listen to “Men Become Gods”

Dead Summer Society – So Many Years of Longing (Naturmacht Productions/Rain Without End) [Black/Doom]

Dehuman – Graveyard of Eden (Kaotoxin) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Crypts of Blood”

Devast – Into Decimated Reality (Gore House Productions) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Torture and Suffering with Archaic Process”

Dhampyr – Oceanclots (Acephale Winter) [DSBM]

Dienamic – Afterlife (WormHoleDeath) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Revolution for Nothing”

Empires of Eden – Architect of Hope (Melodic Rock Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Architect of Hope”

Gospel of the Witches – Salem’s Wounds (Century Media) [Doom]
Listen to “The Alchemist”

Gouge – Beyond Death (Hell’s Headbangers) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Breath of the Reaper,” “Devil’s Debt”

Harm’s Way – Rust (Deathwish, Inc.) [Hardcore]

Invincible Force – Satan Rebellion Metal (Dark Descent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Summoning the Black Destruction”

Ironhawk – “To the Point …and Then Some” (Cult Metal Classics) [Heavy Metal]

The Midnight Ghost Train – Cold was the Ground (Napalm Records) [Doom/Sludge]
Listen to “Cold was the Ground”

Mortals/Repellers – Mortals/Repellers (split- Broken Limbs) [Hardcore/Crust]

Motor Sister – Ride (Metal Blade) [Heavy Metal]

My Funeral – Violence Academy (Independent) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Speed of Death”

Natanas – Xylophar (Depressive Illusions) [lolbuttz]

Norlisk – The Idea of North (Hypnotic Dirge) [Doom]

Nuclear Detonation – Living Dead, Sons of the Lobotomy (Puzzle Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “People of the Lie”

Ramlord – Ramlord (Broken Limbs) [Black Metal]

Ranger – Where Evil Dwells (Spinefarm Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Defcon1”

Ruho – Pathways Through Flesh (Bestial Burst) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Descending Below”

Sacral Rage – Illusions in Infinite Void (Cruz del Sur) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “En Cima Del Mal”

Sativa Root – Dark Days (Independent) [Doom/Sludge]

Severer – Rituals (Independent) [Doom/Sludge]

Sickening – The Beyond (Amputated Vein) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “The Prophecies of Eibon”

Steel Bearing Hand – Steel Bearing Hand (Independent) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “The Charnel God”

Steorrah – II: Thin White Paint (Bret Hard Records) [Progressive Death Metal]

Tenggorokan – Execution of Death (Disembowel Records) [Brutal Death]

Thormesis – Freier Wille – Freier Geist (MDD Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Wenn Der Schmerz Dich Lobt”

Thrymheym – Generazione X (Death Portal) [Industrial Black Metal]

Treedeon – Lowest Level Reincarnation (Exile On Mainstream) [Doom]

Venus Sleeps – Dead Sun Worship (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Ether Sleeper,” “Age of Nothing”

Void Creation – Deadnology (Metal Music Austria) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “1984”

Within the Fall – Where Sorrow Grows (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Graveyard of Gods”

XII Boar – Pitworthy (Independent) [Southern Rock]
Listen to “Rock City”

Yorblind – Blind but Alive (Klonosphere) [Melodeath]
Listen to “I Am Not,” “The Scapegoat”

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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