This Toilet Tuesday (3/15/16)


Greetings, fellow flushers, and welcome to another This Toilet Tuesday! Weeks heavy with new music like this one are a double-edged sword; there’s a lot of crap out there, but there’s also more good stuff. Fortunately for you, W, Jom Pootersan, Reptile, and I have listened to all the crap so you don’t have to. Check out our picks below and take a crack at that massive list to see if something else deserves to be elevated above the others. Enjoy!


Convulse – Cycle of Revenge (Svart Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Cycle of Revenge”

Seminal death metal titans Convulse are back with a brand new expectation-defying exercise in right-brain brutality. Convulse have always played fast and loose with genre norms, but I’m genuinely surprised by the amount of melody on “Cycle of Revenge.” The soulful riffs build into a solo that can only be described as triumphant, yet the music remains as durable and dependable as the phone brand named after their hometown. If you want to hear one of the greats in action, don’t miss this. FFO: Scythian, Demigod, Abhorrence 3/18/16 (W.)


Korpse – Unethical (Rising Nemesis Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Collateral Casualties”

I hope you have your flat-brimmed cap, mesh shorts, platinum grill, Wu-Tang Clan tattoo, and Taylor Swift tank top, because Korpse are about to get brutal. You won’t find anything unique or progressive on “Collateral Casualties,” but there are plenty of BRRRRRRREEEEEES and trash snares and slams. At the end of the day, that’s enough for an ignorant good time. FFO: Decimated Humans, Disfiguring the Goddess, Guttural Secrete 3/18/16 (W.)

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Universe217 – Change (Ván Records) [Experimental Doom]

Female fronted doom bands in 2016 may be a dime a dozen, but the niche can still deliver quality when bands actually do bother to stand out; enter Universe217. Vocalist Tanya will almost inevitably draw Janis Joplin comparisons, although I highly doubt Janis ever delivered blood-curdling screams to top off some of her verses. When doom is at its best, a profound sense of hopelessness and despair is evoked akin to almost no other. So let the slow, hypnotic dirges and well-built crescendos grace your earholes and embrace the void! 3/18/16 (Jom Pootersan)

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Rapheumet’s Well – The Exile (Test Your Metal Records) [Symphonic Tech Death]
Listen to “Resurrecting the Blood Gate,” “Planetary Cenotaph”

How to automatically get Spear to listen to things: 1) be technical, 2) be fast, 3) have some sweet synths’n’shit, 4) have hooks for days. The newest from Rapheumets Well checks off each of those criteria with almost comical ease, opening in a maelstrom and never losing pace. If you’re looking for a different flavor of tech death, then look no further. 3/18/16 (Spear)

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Condition Critical – Extermination Plan (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Interminable Surgery”

Looking skin-deep, you’d be justified in writing off Condition Critical as just another of the many modern thrash bands that are completely indistinguishable from one another. There’s no mistaking this for a thrash album just looking at that logo, and the opening riff of “Interminable Surgery” could certainly belong to any number of other bands. That said, there’s just something about it that leaves me craving more; the solos are surprisingly intense and technical, the vocals are more than your typical Tom Araya knockoff, and the bass has some incredible kick to it. The song actually has motion to it as well, instead of just starting off at 100 and staying there for its duration. I’m optimistic for the rest of Extermination Plan3/18/16 (Spear)


Mesarthim – Pillars [E.P] (Atmospheric Black Metal)

After having recently dropped a stand-alone track titled “Suffocate” in late February, Australian space-lovers Mesarthim return with a 4 song EP which was released independently on Monday. Having middled on their debut album mid-way through 2015 (review here), which many of you enjoyed, I was interested to see how things panned out on Pillars. The result? While not sounding incredibly different to Isolate, Mesarthim manage to incorporate a little more energy into the overall mix. The strata of synth-derived ambience still prevails, but the guitars and drums have what seems to be a little more spirit this time around. With a running time of over 37 minutes, Pillars is practically the same duration as their debut but it doesn’t seem to drag as much upon re-entry. (Lacertilian)

Ad Baculum – Opening the Abyss (Hammer of Damnation) [Black Metal]

Angertea – Snakes in Blossom (Inverse Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Sinking in Strain”

Bärglar – Grim tha Darkness (Cvlminis) [lol tha buttz]

Bestial Deform – …ad Leones (Satanath Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Spirit. Rage. Flesh.”

Black Ceremonial Kult/Kratherion – Har​-​pa​-​jered/Abdicación divina​.​.​.​ ascensión de la muerte infinita (split- Veins Productions) [Blackened Death]

Black Shape of Nexus – Carrier (Exile On Mainstream) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Facepunch Transport Layer”

Blaze Bayley – Infinite Entanglement (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Blessed by Perversion – Between Roots and Darkness (Razed Soul Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Into Funereal Darkness”

The Body – No One Deserves Happiness (Thrill Jockey Records) [Sludge/Noise/Electronic]
Listen to “Shelter Is Illusory,” “Hallow/Hollow”

Boris – Mr. Shortkill (Daymare Recordings) [Could be anything]

Boris/Merzbow – Gensho (collaboration/split- Relapse Records) [Experimental Noise/Rock]
Listen to “Heavy Rain” (Boris), “Goloka Pt. 2” (Merzbow)

Cannibal Accident – Ritual Paprika (Nailjar Records) [Deathgrind]

Castle Freak – Human Hive (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Human Hive”

Circus Maximus – Havoc (Frontiers Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Pages”

Cliteater – From Enslavement to Clitoration (War Anthem Records) [Goregrind]
Listen to “CalipHate”

Crisix – From Blue to Black (Listenable Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Strange”

Damage Source – …Come Deterioration (Crawling Chaos Records) [Thrash]

Dark Horizon – MetalheaD (Underground Symphony) [Power Metal]

DarkRise – Fear, Hate & Corruption (Punishing Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Cold”

Deathkings – All That Is Beautiful (Independent) [Sludge]
Listen to “Sol Invictus”

Deep Mountain – Enchanted by the Blooming Echo (Pest Productions) [Folk/Black Metal]

Den Siste – Borderline (Cvlminis) [DSBM]

Destroyers of All – Bleak Fragments (Mosher Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Death Healer”

Devoured Flesh/Squirm – Faces of Death (split- Independent) [Death Metal/Goregrind]

Edgeflame – Liberate Then Separate (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “From the Cursed Lands”

Endlos – Im Fallen verlaufen (Symbol of Domination) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Spiegelbild”

Evig Natt – Evig Natt (Independent) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “How I Bleed”

Fahrenheit 212 – Vaka Teatea (Soundfire Records) [Heavy Metal]

Funeral Moth – Transience (Weird Truth Productions) [Funeral Doom]

Funeral Whore – Phantasm (FDA Rekotz) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Phantasm”

Furor – Architect the Invisible (Trailblazer Records) [Metalcore]

Gloria Morti – Kuebiko (Willowtip Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Foul Stench of Vomiting Blood,” “Josef Fritzl”

Godslave – Welcome to the Green Zone (Green Zone Music) [Thrash]
Listen to “My Journey”

Grailknights – Dead or Alive (Intono Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Dead or Alive”

Grausamkeit/Khaomega – Anfahrt Liegend Kranke (split- Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]

Heresy of Dreams – Ante la bestia (Art Gates Records) [Heavy Metal]

Human Fortress – Thieves of the Night (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Thieves of the Night”

Hundred Headless Horsemen – Hexagon (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Blackmindfulness”

Infernal Outcry – Mass Extinction Requiem I (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Eclipsed”

InnerWish – InnerWish (Ulterium Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Rain of a Thousand Years”

Lords of Black – II (Frontiers Music) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Merciless”

Magma Rise – False Flag Operation (Nail Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Shroud of Hologram”

Malefic Mist – Il Richiamo dell’Inverno (Adimere Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Il Richiamo dell’Inverno”

Mesarthim – Pillars (Independent) [Black Metal from Spaaaace]

Mob Rules – Tales from Beyond (SPV) [Power Metal]

Monolith – Mountain (Final Gate Records) [Stoner/Doom]
Listen to “Mountain”

Mudface – The Bane of Existence (Independent) [Groove Metal]

Mystic Prophecy – War Brigade (Massacre Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Metal Brigade”

Nadja – Sv (Essence Music) [Drone/Ambient]

Necronomicon – Advent of the Human God (Season of Mist) [Symphonic Death Metal]
Listen to “Crown of Thorns”

Ninja – Into the Fire (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Thunder”

North – Light the Way (Prosthetic Records) [Sludge/Post-Metal]
Listen to “Earthmind”

Paragon – Hell Beyond Hell (Remedy Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Hell Beyond Hell”

A Perfect Day – The Deafening Silence (Scarlet Records) [Feelscore]
Listen to “In The Name of God”

Purgatory – Omega Void Tribvnal (War Anthem Records) [Death Metal]

Ravage – Poseidon (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Rotten Sound – Abuse to Suffer (Season of Mist) [Grindcore]

Sacrilegium – Anima Lucifera (Pagan Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Venomous Spell of Fate”

Separation of Sanity – The Crucible (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Armed,” “Bag of Blood”

Soulburner – The Throne of Armageddon (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Lord of Emptiness,” “Destroyer of Angels”

Soul of Slamming – Agresi Prematur (The Evil Production) [Slamphetamine]

Spiritual Beggars – Sunrise to Sundown (InsideOut Records) [Stoner/Doom]
Listen to “Sunrise to Sundown”

Stam1na – Elokuutio (Sakara Records) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Kuudet raamit”

Subliminal Crusher – Darketype (Revalve Records) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Archetype”

Surgikill – Sanguinary Revelations (FDA Rekotz) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Psychopathic Awakenings”

Sviatibor – Le havre du seigneur céleste (Sound Age Productions) [Ambient Black Metal]
Listen to “Funérailles”

Tarpan – Ruins (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “The Argument,” “The Wolf, The Rat, The Whore”

The Temple – Forevermourn (I Hate) [Doom]
Listen to “The Blessing,” “Remnants”

Toxic Waltz – From a Distant View (Violent Creek Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Generosity Exploited”

Vredehammer – Violator (Indie Recordings) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Light The Fucking Sky”

Wicked Maraya – Lifetime in Hell (Massacre Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Suicidal Dawn”

Wizz Wizzard – Where the River Runs Cold (Rock Sector Records) [Wizzzzz]

Wyrd – Death of the Sun (Moribund Records) [Black Metal]

Xoresth – Yeghanku Madde (Cvlminis) [Drone/Doom]

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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