This Toilet Tuesday (4/28/20)


It’s new music time, and we’ve got all kinds of stuff to fill your ears. Hans and Karhu have some fine selections for you today, but be sure to check out the big list once you’ve perused their highlights. Lots of stuff this week, and a fair amount if it seems pretty good.

Pyre – Chained to Ossuaries (Memento Mori) [Death Metal]

Pyre have been at it for a while now, and it shows – this is expertly crafted old school death metal. Crunchy, raw sound, vocals that stop just short of sounding like Chuck, and perhaps most importantly, songwriting that can keep you engaged through both the fast and slow parts. 4/27/20 (Hans)

Kurnugia – Forlorn and Forsaken (Memento Mori) [Death Metal]
Listen to “To the Cursed Depths”

More modern-sounding than Pyre, yet still eschewing all experimentation, this is a sweet, short slab of straightforward death metal that goes through all the motions you expect it too but does so in a most satisfying manner. I hope the rest of the record is just as lean. 4/27/20 (Hans)

Funeralopolis – …of Deceit and Utter Madness (Memento Mori) [Death Metal]

Guess I might as well finish this Memento Mori roundup by highlighting these (mostly) mid-tempo Lovecraftian bois. There’s heavy reverb on everything (I think the drums were recorded in a bathroom, and I love it), many of the slow parts are groovy as hell, and rarely do things devolve into the dreaded death doom crawl. 4/27/20 (Hans)

Thrawsunblat – Insula (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Spectres in Mist”

Finally a return to electric expression from Thrash-N-Blast. Inspired by Chris Hadfield’s four keys to thriving in self isolation, it’s a Joel Violette solo effort this time around, but bears all the hallmarks of their best works, even if Violette’s harsh’s sound more coarse and thin than before, you’ll soon forget it as the majestic melodies kick in. Some of the best atmospheric/trees’n’Brunswick fog black metal around. 5/1/20 (Karhu)

Abduction – Jehanne (Finisterian Dead End) [Black Metal]

Æther Realm – Redneck Vikings from Hell (Napalm Records) [Melodeath]

Alkymist – Sanctuary (Indisciplinarian) [Sludge]

An Autumn for Crippled Children – All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet (Prosthetic Records) [Post-Metal]

Ante-Inferno – Fane (Independent) [Black Metal]

Armnatt – Dense Fog (Signal Rex) [Black Metal]

Black Pestilence – Hail the Flesh (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Spurn All Gods”

Black Rainbows – Cosmic Ritual Supertrip (Heavy Psych Sounds) [Psychedelic Doom]
Listen to “Isolation”

Black Tears of the Fallen – Nephilim at Your Doorstep (Independent) [Gothic Doom]

Black Trillium – The Fatal Shore (Labyrinth Productions) [Doom]
Listen to “Banished”

Bloodyard – Orchard of Corpses (Independent) [Death Metal]

Chaos over Cosmos – II (Independent) [Power Prog]
Listen to “Fall”

Communal Misery – Communal Misery (Independent) [Death Metal/Hardcore]
Listen to “Terrorist Culture”

Cyttorak – Simultaneous Invocation of Apocalyptic Harbingers (Independent) [Sludge]

Desert Storm – Omens (APF Records) [Stoner Doom]

Fathomless Misery – Uncreation of False Devotions (Independent) [Black Metal]

Fluids – Ignorance Exalted (Maggot Stomp) [Brutal Death Metal]

From Eden to Exile – Age of Fire (Attic Records) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “The Great Disconnect”

From the Vastland – The Haft Khan (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Khan e Sevom”

Golden Ashes – In the Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night (Oaken Palace Records) [Black Metal]

Grimgotts – Tales (Independent) [Symphonic Metal]

Havok – V (Century Media Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Phantom Force”

Head of the Demon – Deadly Black Doom (Invictus Productions) [Black Doom]
Listen to “Dawn Walker”

Heretic Temple – Anti​-​Life (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Execration”

Horripilant – Embrace the Obsession (Blackseed Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Falsified Spirits”

Hyems – Anatomie des Scheiterns (Black Sunset) [Black Metal]
Listen to “In Ketten”

In Tenebriz – Bitter Wine of Summer (Grimm Distribution) [Black Metal/Doom]

Irdorath – The Final Sin (Art Gates Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Disgust of Enlightenment”

Ísfjall – Light (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
Listen to “Glimmer”

I the Intruder – Hunger (Independent) [Tech Death]

Kairos Augur – Stormbringer (Independent) [Doom/Death Metal]

The Kanmuri – 日本のヘビーメタル (Hyper Deathler Records) [Thrash]

Karmacipher – Introspectrum (Infree Records) [Dissonant Death Metal]
Listen to “Quadrant”

Kiss the Goat – Insalubrious (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Echoes of Despair”

Legion – Requiem (Independent) [MIDI Metal]
Listen to “The Fire Dies”

Maledictum – Sempiterno (Minche Mapu Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sé Quién Soy”

Medical Negligence – Evil (Independent) [Deathgrind]

Monolith – The Lord Conspirator (MMD Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Black Earth’s Gate”

Resent – Crosshairs (Independent) [Sludge]
Listen to “Victimized”

Ruin Dweller – Hell in the Sky (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Hell in the Sky”

Septure – Betrayed & Exiled (Blown to Dust Records) [Doom/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Veil”

Shatter Brain – Pitchfork Justice (Wormholedeath) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Talk in Fear”

Shaula – The Lurking Cosmos (Independent) [Death Metal]

Unlucky Morpheus – 瀧夜叉姫 (Indepenent) [Melodeath/Power Metal]
Listen to “瀧夜叉姫”

Vader – Solitude in Madness (Nuclear Blast) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Into Oblivion”

Witchcraft – Black Metal (Nuclear Blast) [Acoustic]
Listen to “Elegantly Expressed Depression”

Yronoxit – Unto Yron Anon (Independent) [lolbuttz]

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