This Toilet Tuesday (4/17/18)


It is once again Toilet Tuesday, and we are once again flooding your ears with the newest the metal world has to offer. It’s a particularly meaty week, too; there’s a ton of new stuff, and a fair chunk of it is pretty good. Hans, Bert, and I have picked out a couple that might have flown under the radar otherwise, but be sure to check out the full list for a lot more.

Ails – The Unraveling (The Flenser) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Echoes Waned”, “Bitter Past”

A black metal album for the summer, maybe? The first track sees the singer alternating between tasteful cleans and a despairing shriek, with instrumentation and songwriting that seems to take subtle cues from prog rock. Fans of Enslaved, Oranssi Pazuzu and other bands that have looked in that direction should have fun with this. The other track is more straightforward, akin to something like Yellow Eyes or Vuyvr, but no less entertaining. I’m curious to see which side the tracks in between fall on. 4/20/18 (Hans)

Master Boot Record – Direct Memory Access (Blood Music) [BEEP BOOP]
Listen to “DMA 3 LPT1 ECP MODE”

OH BOY! THE TIME HAS COME! NEW MBR! It might be a little shocking to some, but I am a connoisseur of synthwave and synthwave products. So, let me tell you, boooooy (or girl)! This has been highly anticipated. I have waited until this VERY moment to listen to anything that has been released from album. Let me tell you, it’s fucking legit. I find it’s very rare to come across a chiptune record that doesn’t get boring after a couple of spins, but this is Master Fucking Boot Fucking Record, so it’s going to be anything but tedious and boring. The inclusion of Öxxö Xööx just brings it to the next fucking level. Like I already knew that this album was going to be a game changer but fuck, those vocals are magnificent. So haunting. So beautiful. I know some of you infidels are going to pop this on and be all like, “I just hear Beeps and boops… I don’t get it. I could just turn on my Atari and get that.” You’re wrong, homie. This shit is drum driven. It’s got some dope riffs, even if it’s synths. There’s more fucking layers on this than an everlasting gobstopper. I can see a fan of Ihsahn getting into this. It’s got that black metal atmosphere at times. It’s rife with progginess. Just done with chiptune. I imagine this is where someone is going to ask, “But how does it compare to the likes of Perturbator and GosT?” Well…that’s a good question. I think this is right up the middle of both New Model and Possessor, but I think this is executed better than Possessor. It’s definitely easier to get into than Possessor (I’M STILL IFFY, OK!). You’re going to get vibes of Waveshaper too (he released a new album btw yesterday, buy it). 4/20/18 (Bert Banana)

Dagger Lust – Siege Bondage Adverse to the Godhead (Vrasubatlat) [Power Electronics/Death Metal]

So, this is an interesting release. Dagger Lust brings together the unholy combination of death metal and power electronics. This won’t be easiest record to get into. Upon the initial listen, I could help but wonder if I had a Youtube video going on in the background. Alas, I didn’t. Both “Corroded Vein” and “Black Blood in Mockery” have a very disjointed sound to it, specifically because the production has it sounding like there are 2 tracks layers upon each other. It’s rather uncomfortable to listen to, to be quite frank but it’s also rather intriguing. While there are some blistering parts, (especially on “Black Blood in Mockery”) this is going to be a slow burner. The vocal delivery is full of that wonderful sickness that would fit into a zombie film. There’s some wonderful cymbal work here and some nice bass riffs. Don’t go looking for guitars because that’s replaced with the power electronics. If you’re looking for something that’s rather unique (I don’t know anything off hand to compare) and unsettling, then I think you will find this interesting to listen to. 4/20/18 (Bert Banana)

Nocturnal Feelings – Baarkant (Hidden Marly Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Alienado”

If you’re pissed off with the shit storm surrounding some of your favourite black metal artists, I have good news for you. This is Nocturnal Feelings. Baarknat is their fifth studio album. They deliver all the intensity of Destroyer 666 and Marduk. They aren’t boring like Watain. They are from Colombia like Inquisition. Now, you can listen to something that’s on par with those four bands without the embarrassment of supporting Nazis/pedos/both. While, admittedly, this isn’t my thing in terms of black metal, but I definitely see the merit in listening to this album if you’re a fan of those bands. The blasts are blasting. The riffs are riffing. The vocals are vocaling. The production is pretty much standard 2nd wave BM. 4/20/18 (Bert Banana)

Labyrinthus Noctis – Opting for the Quasi​-​Steady State Cosmology (Independent) [Gothic/Prog Metal]

I’m always wary coming across self-described Gothic metal bands due to the proliferation of faux-industrial symphonic metal calling itself “Gothic” in the past few years, so it’s always pleasing to come across a band that isn’t… well, that. Labyrinthus Noctis is not my typical jam, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t drawn in by their gloomy melodies and vocals. The progressive/jazz bits sprinkled throughout make it much more enthralling as well. I can definitely see myself returning to this when I’m in the mood for something a little more on the chill side of things. 4/16/18 (Spear)

Abolishment of Flesh – The Inhuman Condition (Unholy Anarchy Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Inhumana Anatomy”

Abramis Brama – Tusen år (Black Lodge Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Vem är du?”

Adzalaan – Into Vermilion Mirrors (Vrasubatlat) [Black Metal]

Altar of Perversion – Intra Naos (NoEvDia) [Black Metal]
Listen to “She Weaves Abyssal Riddles and Eorthean Gates”

Anarchist Wolves – To the Barricades (Independent) [Black Metal]

Asphodelia – Welcome Apocalypse (Mighty Music) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Welcome Apocalypse”

Assumption – Absconditus (Everlasting Spew Records) [Death/Doom]

Blackness – Sapienti Sat (Molot Records) [Blackened Melodeath]
Listen to “Гений пустоты”

Black Rose – A Light in the Dark (Sliptrick Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “We Come Alive”

Brutal God – The Day of the Lord (Independent) [Death Metal]

Bullet – Dust to Gold (Steamhammer) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Ain’t Enough”

Celtachor – Fiannaoícht (Trollzorn Records) [Actual Folk Metal]
Listen to “Tuiren”

Chabtan – Nine Levels (darkTunes) [Melodeath]

Coldnight – Celestial Sepulchral (Maa Productions) [Ambient/Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Awful Abyss”

Cult of the Fox – By the Styx (Iron Shield Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Killing the Black Dog”

Dark Buddha Rising – II (Neurot Recordings) [Spooky Stoner Doom]

Demon Head – The Resistance (The Sign Records) [Doom/Rock]
Listen to “Rivers of Mars”

Demonic Obedience – Fatalistic Uprisal of Abhorrent Creation (Satanath Records) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Conjuration”

Desekryptor/Draghkar – Desekryptor/Draghkar (split- Blood Harvest Records) [Death Metal]

Earth Flight – Riverdragons & Elephant Dreams (Supreme Chaos Records) [Prog Doom]

Elfsgedroch – Dwalend bij Nacht en Ontij (Diaphora Produktion) [Black Metal]
Listen to “De Broedermoordvloek”

Estate – Mirrorland (Mighty Music) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Winter Kingdom,” “Matter of Time”

Fervent Hate – Tales of Hate, Lust and Chaos (Satanath Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Last Night of Pleasure”

Ghastly – Death Velour (20 Buck Spin) [Death Metal]

Ghostblood – Honey, I Raised the Dead (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Necroplasm,” “Skull Mountain of Skulls”

Graveir – Cenotaph (Impure Sounds) [Black Metal]

Grave Upheaval – Untitled II (Nuclear War Now!) [Death Metal]
Listen to “II-II,” “II-III”

Guerra Total – El cosmicismo y el desamparo existencial de la humanidad en el universo, parte II & III (Hidden Marly Production) [Black/Thrash]
Listen to “Odio al Traidor II”

Gurd – Propaganda Baby (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Propaganda Baby”

Gus G. – Fearless (AFM Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Letting Go”

HeKz – Invicta (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Horizons Edge – Let the Show Go On (DFW Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Farewell”

Indica Blues – Hymns for a Dying Realm (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Cosmic Flare”

Inferi – Revenant (The Artisan Era) [Tech Death]

Inkvisitor – Dark Arts of Sanguine Rituals (Independent) [Thrash]

Intracranial Purulency – Eugenic Post​-​Coital Self Crucifixion (Rotten Music) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Decreasing Defilement Possibilities”

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik – Hugsjá (Norse Music) [Neofolk]
Listen to “Hugsjá”

King Goat – Debt of Aeons (Aural Music) [Progressive Doom]
Listen to “Doldrum Sentinels”

Kły – Szczerzenie (Pagan Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Wypełni”

Mary’s Blood – Revenant (Tokuma Japan) [Power Metal]

Mask of Prospero – The Observatory (Symmetric Records) [Prog Metal]

Melvins – Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac Recordings) [Punk?]

Mordor – Darkness… (Pagan Records) [Black/Death/Doom]
Listen to “LUCIFER”

My Cold Embrace – Blank Planet (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Carnal March”

Nigredo – Flesh Torn – Spirit Pierced (Transcending Obscurity) [Black Metal]

Noctu/Augu Sigyn – Temple of Decadence (split- Blood Crown Records) [Funeral Doom/Black Metal]

Oak Pantheon – Sol (Independent) [Progressive Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “Sol”

Occlith – Obscure Heresies (Transylvanian Tapes) [Sludgy Blackened Doom]

Ocean of Illusions – Ocean of Illusions (Independent) [Deathcore]
Listen to “Paradigm of Lies”

Oksennus – Kolme toista (Independent) [Hideous Death Metal]

Ordeals/Daethorn – Ordeals/Daethorn (split- Blood Harvest Records) [Black Metal]

Psychework – Karelian Hills (Ranka Kustannus) [Power Metal]

Ross the Boss – By Blood Sworn (AFM Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “By Blood Sworn”

Rotten Light – III: Downfall to Black Axis and Liturgy (Independent) [DSBM]
Listen to “The Darkness Beckoning”

Saffire – Where the Monsters Dwell (Perris Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Hard to Keep, Hard to Find”

Scarificare – Tilasm (Hellprod Records) [Black Metal]

Sense of Fear – As the Ages Passing By… (Rockshots Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Unbreached Walls,” “Molten Core”

Serum Dreg – Lustful Vengeance (Vrasubatlat) [Black Metal]

Soom – Джєбарс (Robustfellow Productions) [Sludge/Doom]

Stryper – God Damn Evil (Frontiers Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Take It to the Cross”

Summon – Parazv Il Zilittv (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Cavernous Black/Death Metal]
Listen to “Parazv Il Zilittv,” “Cult of Abomination”

Svederna – Svedjeland (Carnal Records) [Black Metal]

Temperance – Of Jupiter and Moons (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Of Jupiter and Moons,” “Broken Promises”

Trautonist – Ember (Pest Productions) [Post-Black Metal]

Tulkas – Take the World (Independent) [Thrash]

Unreqvited – Stars Wept To The Sea (Avantgarde Music) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Anhedonia”, “Stardust”

Utburd – The Horrors Untold (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Death From Mount Tempest”

Varmia – W ciele nie (Pagan Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “biesowisko”

Vomitile – Pure Eternal Hate (Satanath Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Carnal Surgery”

Vomitor – Pestilent Death (Hells Headbangers) [Black/Death/Thrash]

Vyre – Weltformel (Supreme Chaos Records) [Post-Metal, allegedly]

Warshipper – Black Sun (Narcoleptica Productions) [Death Metal]

Wiegedood – De doden hebben het goed III (Century Media Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “De Doden Hebben Het Goed III” (NSFW)

Wild Hunt – Afterdream of the Reveller (Vendetta Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Afterdream of the Reveller”

Wolves’ Winter – Necrosophic Illumination (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Dead Soul Temptation”

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