This Toilet Tuesday (3/29/16)


Greetings, flushers, and welcome to Toilet Tuesday! This week marks the start of April, which looks to be nothing short of amazing for metal this year. A handful of those are coming already, and Jom Pootersan, W, and I have picked a select few you shouldn’t miss. Cast your ears on them first, and then your eyes on that list below.


Setentia – Darkness Transcend (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]

I woke up this morning and thought to myself, “Man, I could really use some progressive death metal with tasty dissonance, soaring solos, and clever construction, but I’m fresh out of new Ulcerate.” Thankfully, I stumbled upon Darkness Transcend, the debut full length from Setentia, and it had everything my heart desired. More importantly than those individual elements though is the combined package of towering, excellent songs and a compelling listen from start to finish. The year of killer death metal debuts continues. FFO: Ageless Oblivion, Dystrophy, Auroch 3/27/16 (W.)

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Graves at Sea – The Curse That Is (Relapse Records) [Sludge/Doom]

Boy do I love me some nautical themed doom, and if your taste is anywhere near as awesome/nerdy you’ll fancy this as well. After forming nearly fifteen years ago, only releasing splits, an EP and demos, Portland based band Graves at Sea are unleashing their full length debut, The Curse That Is. The first three tracks (streaming on Bandcamp) feature some of the catchier melodic, mid-paced sludge/doom you’ll find this year. When it’s all said and done, this beast of an album totals up to 75 + minutes, so strap on your seat belts for big riffs and fun. 4/1/16 (Jom Pootersan)

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Dark Circles/Abstracter – Dark Circles/Abstracter (split- Halo of Flies) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Void” (Dark Circles)
Stream (Abstracter)

Though both the bands on this split are black metal, they’re sonically very different. Dark Circles go fast, hard, and pissed on “Void.” Despite its blazing speed, there’s an underlying sense of disillusionment and weariness to it; it both pumps you up and pulls you down. Abstracter, on the other hand, have a pair of monstrous, cavernous songs not unlike Akhlys or Misþyrming, but substantially heavier. The second song in particular oozes an oppressive air, feeling claustrophobic despite the immense atmosphere it presents. Regardless of which style you lean towards, you should check out both; these two disparate sounds work surprisingly well together. 4/1/16 (Spear)

Algoma/Chronobot – Algoma/Chronobot (split- Dead Beat Media) [Sludge/Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Phthisis” (Algoma), “Red Nails” (Chronobot)

Bärglar – Sin Pierrot (Cvlminis) [lolbuttz]

Battlesword – Banners of Destruction (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Spirit To The Flesh”

The Bendal Interlude – Reign of the Unblinking Eye (Black Bow Records) [Groove Metal]

Beyond God – A Moment of Black (Painted Bass Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Prince Creep”

Beyond Ye Grave – Devil’s Venom (Hidden Marly Productions) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Evil Incarnate”

Bossk – Audio Noir (Deathwish Inc.) [Post-Metal]
Listen to “Kobe”

Darkened Winter – Upon the Ravens Call (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Upon the Ravens Call”

Death Fortress – Deathless March of the Unyielding (Fallen Empire Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Scourge of Aeons”

Depicting Abysm – Passage (Naturmacht Productions) [Doom/Black Metal]
Listen to “Shadow”

Dividium – In Terrifying Colour (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Eternity”

Embalmer – Emanations from the Crypt (Hells Headbangers) [Death Metal]

Epistle – The Old Bridge (Independent) [Funeral Doom]

Excruciation – Lutheran Psalms (Wormholedeath) [Death/Doom]

Frozen Mist – The Tenalach Prophecy (Capcomia Studios) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Tenalach Prophecy”

Game Over – Crimes Against Reality (Scarlet Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Neon Maniacs”

Ghosthill – I​.​C​.​E (Independent) [Power Metal]

Grüzer – Let It Burn (Independent) [Stoner/Southern Metal]

Hauser – (des​)​razão (Independent) [Grindcore]

Haxen – Haxen (Eternal Death) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Hxn,” “Kvnnt”

Hiranya – Breathe In (Independent) [Metalcore]

Hysteria – Flesh, Humiliation and Irreligious Deviance (Great Dane Records) [Death Metal]

Ifrinn – Ifrinn (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Atmospheric Blackened Death Metal]

InAllSenses – Checkmate (My Kingdom Music) [Thrash]

Interment – Scent of the Buried (Pulverised Records) [Death Metal]

Internal Devour – Doomed to Disembowelment (Vicious Instinct Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Livin’ The Dream”

Krigsgrav – Waves of Degradation (Bindrune Recordings) [Trees, Shit, and Whatnot]

Kringa – Through the Flesh of Ethereal Wombs (Daemon Worship) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Pearly Gates, Abhorrent Ascent”

Lizzies – Good Luck (The Sign Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Phoenix”

Lucian the Wolfbearer – Sei∂r (Independent) [Doom/Black Metal]
Listen to “The Wanderer,” “Stormrider on Northern Winds”

Martyr – You Are Next (Into the LimeLight Records) [Heavy Metal/Thrash]
Listen to “Into The Darkest Of All Realms”

Martyrium – Destiny Wore a Bondage Mask (Art Gates Records) [Blackened Melodeath]
Listen to “Necropendulum”

Mass Hypnosis – Waiting for the End (Independent) [Thrash]

Mean Machine – Bastarized Mean City (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Struck By The Rhythm”

Mike Kunka/The Melvins – Three Men and a Baby (collaboration- Sub Pop Records) [Sludgy Doom/Punk]

Moonsorrow – Jumalten aika (Century Media Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Suden Tunti”

Novembre – URSA (Peaceville Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Umana”

Path of Destiny – Dreams in Splendid Black (Apostasy Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Fire-Lit Shadow (The Shadow I Am)”

Perseus – A Tale Whispered in the Night (Buil2Kill Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Magic Mirror”

Preteen Deathfuk – And Then There Was Nothing… (Hidden Marly Productions) [Crust/Black Metal]
Listen to “Mother Darkness”

Revel in Flesh/Wombbath – Dragged into the Obscure (split- Unholy Prophecies) [Death Metal]

Reveres Darkness – Reverence The Lord Death (Cvlminis) [Black Metal]

Shodan – Protocol of Dying (Defense Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “This World Means Nothing,” “No Dignity”

Silent Images – Knightfall (Art Gates Records) [Progressive Death/Thrash]

Sirhk – Perpetuum meram summam exteriora mea (Independent) [Black Metal]

Somnus Aeternus – Exulansis (Epidemie Records) [Death/Doom]

Steignyr – The Prophecy of the Highlands (Art Gates Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Awakening of Revenge”

Styxian Industries – Zero.Void.Nullified {Of Apathy and Armageddon} (Satanath Records) [Industrial Black Metal]
Listen to “Whiskey Vodka Blood”

Tengger Cavalry – Mountain Side (Independent) [Folk Metal]

Thermit – Saints (Independent) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Lady Flame”

Thunderstone – Apocalypse Again (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “The Path”

Tombs – All Empires Fall (Relapse Records) [Black Sludge]
Listen to “Deceiver,” “V”

Turbocharged/Ragehammer – Enlightenment by Bloodletting (split- Godz ov War Productions) [Death/Black Metal]

Uroboros/Asilo/Desidia (split- Zann’s Music) [Sludge/Noise]

Vetten Äpärät – Syntyi talven kyynelistä (Inverse Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Wind of Exhaustion”

VHS – Screaming Mad Gore (Splatter Zombie Records) [Thrash/Grind]
Listen to “Screaming Mad Gore”

Victorian Whore Dogs – Afternoonified (Hibernacula Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “I Have Become…”

Void Moon – Deathwatch (Sun & Moon Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Assassin of an Age”

Warcry – Possessed by Evil (Journey’s End Records) [Black/Thrash]
Listen to “Possessed by Evil”

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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