This Toilet Tuesday (4/20/21)


It’s Toilet Tuesday, we’re a month into spring here in the northern hemisphere, and the new releases are as explosive as the new vegetation. There’s so goddamn much of it; if you can’t find something you enjoy this week, you’re not looking hard enough. Check out Hans’s highlights, dig through that list for some goodies, and tell us what you’re jamming today.

Death Chamber – Experiments In Warfare (Dead Center) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Inevitable,” “Dead End Witness”

Is it just me or does the premise “death metal about war” set up certain expectations for everyone? You know, probably HM-2 sound, probably some Bolt Thrower influence or something, probably a singer sounding like Martin van Drunen. Well, this one surprised me by being one of those war-themed records that aims to capture the subject matter with ridiculous levels of intensity. It’s not quite Panzer Division Marduk levels of non-stop blasting, but the two available tracks sure offer little in the way of respite. The war metal tag feels somewhat justified, except that this doesn’t fucking suck – they find the time to throw a couple of good riffs into the fray and, much to my delight, seem pretty fond of d-beats. I could do without the incessant hiss of the cymbals, but otherwise, this promises to be a nicely cathartic experience. 4/23/21 (Hans)

Akiavel – Vae Victis (Independent) [Melodic Death Metal]
Listen to “Frozen Beauties,” “Pentagram Tattoo”

With the song titles and that intro, I was expecting this to veer off into Napalm Records territory at any point. That doesn’t happen, but neither does the band shy away from incorporating a dash of the modern stylings of groove metal. It’s never enough to really dilute the solid core of death metal, but always spices up the songwriting in interesting ways. If you don’t dig the pace and melody of the first track, check out “Pentagram Tattoo” nonetheless; it’s more in-your-face and nicely displays the heft of the clean-cut production. 4/23/21 (Hans)

Algea – Os Grandes Antigos (Independent) [Black Metal]

Altarage – Succumb (Independent) [Spooky Death Metal]

Aphonic Threnody – The All Consuming Void (Independent) [Funeral Doom]

Batholith – Alpine Tomb (Life After Death) [Death Doom]

Black Locvst – Forest (Independent) [Weird Black/Death Metal]

Body Void – Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth (Prosthetic Records) [Sludge/Drone/Doom]

Bongzilla – Weedsconsin (Heavy Psych Sounds) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Sundae Diver”

Cicada the Burrower – Corpseflower (Blue Bedroom Records) [Proggy Post-Metal]

Cold Cell – The Greater Evil (Independent) [Black Metal]

Conclave – Dawn of Days (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Haggard”

Crypts of Despair – All Light Swallowed (Transcending Obscurity) [Death Metal]

Dead World Reclamation – Aura of Iniquity (Independent) [Techy Melodeath]

Deathscape – Sudden Death (Independent) [Blackened Death Metal]

Desolate Realm – Desolate Realm (Independent) [Doom]

Endless Voyage X – Terminal Rust (Black Spark Records) [Black Doom]

FireWing – Resurrection (Massacre Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Time Machine”

Frozen Crown – Winterbane (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Far Beyond”

Gevaudans Gauntlet – III: Death Eidolon/Dread Epigon (Independent) [Black Metal]

Gods of Space – Against a Falling Sky (Independent) [Stoner Doom]

Haunter – Silent Earth (Independent) [Not That Haunter]
Listen to “Haunted”

Helgast – Tentacled Divinity (Narcoleptica Productions) [Death Metal]

Helslave – From the Sulphur Depths (Independent) [Death Metal]

Hideous Divinity – LV-426 (Century Media) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Acheron, Stream of Woe”

Malformity – Monumental Ruin (Unspeakable Axe) [Death Metal]

Morrigu – In Turbulence (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Omnia”

My Refuge – The Anger Is Never Over (Pride & Joy Music) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Winterland”

Nexus Opera – La Guera Granda (The Great Call to Arms) (Revalve Records) [Power Metal]

Nightfyre – Shattered Lands (This Charming Man Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Shattered Lands”

Nuclear Revenge – Dawn of the Primitive Age (Awakening Records) [Black Thrash]

Obsolete – Animate//Isolate (Unspeakable Axe) [Tech Thrash]

Odal – Welten Mutter (Eisenwald) [Black Metal]

Old Forest – Mournfall (DTM Productions) [Black Metal]

Omega – Nebra (Dusktone) [Black Doom]
Listen to “Ratis”

Paysage d’Hiver – Geister (Independent) [Black Metal]

Plague of the Fallen – Bleeding and Vehement (Miasma Records) [Death/core]

Plasmodium – Towers of Silence (Transcending Obscurity) [Weird Blackened Death]

The Sheglapes – Seiren (Black-listed Productions) [Power Metal]

Sinistar – Killers on the Run (Heaven and Hell Records) [Rock/Heavy Metal]

Sonne der Gerechtigkeit – Heiliger Zorn (Independent) [Industrial]

Spectral Lore – Ετερόφωτος (I, Voidhanger) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Sorcerer Above the Clouds”

Spiter – Draconian Death Curse (Independent) [Black Metal/Punk]
Listen to “I Am Dracula”

Sylvatica – Ashes and Snow (Pest Records) [Melodeath]

Treyharsh – Eternal Cycles (Wormholedeath) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Hidden Strength”

ULO – Three Two (Brutal Mind) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Seed of Corpse Dung”

Underking – At Hell’s Gate (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Velvet Viper – Cosmic Healer (Massacre Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Cosmic Healer”

Vexillum – When Good Men Go to War (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “When a Good Man Goes to War”

Victory over the Sun – Nowherer (Independent) [Microtonal Black/Death Metal]
Listen to “Nowherer”

Void Vator – Great Fear Rising (Ripple Music) [Heavy Metal]

WarCall – Dead End Pt. 1 (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Chase”

Witch Hunt – Rock n’ Roll Possession (Dead Center Productions) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Rock n’ Roll Possession”

Zahrimar – Down to the Pits of Hell (Independent) [DSBM]

Did we forget a new release? Is there a way we could improve this list? Let us know in the comments!

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