This Toilet Tuesday (4/12/16)


Hello and welcome to another round of This Toilet Tuesday! We’ve got a lot of solid new releases this week with a broad range of styles and sounds spanning the spectrum of metal in its vast variety. W and I have picked out a couple choice cuts for you here, but there’s plenty more to be had below. Let’s get to it!

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Back to R’Lyeh – The McMurdo Expedition 1909 (Independent) [Avant-garde Metal]

Another week, another offbeat release for Dr. Allovertheplace to cover and you to ignore. In this week’s case, though, you really should give The McMurdo Expedition a chance, because it’s totally rad. When we think Lovecraftian metal, we usually imagine spiraling dissonance and abyss-belching vocals, but Back to R’lyeh take a decidedly different tack by playing rocking riffs accented with uplifting bell and chime ornamentations that offset the gloomy growls when they do appear. The winsome, layered vocals in the opening track make me want to grab my cane and take a jaunty stroll into the spaces between angles, but closer “The Kadishtu Brotherhood” is the real highlight with its rocking riffs and delicious bass noodling. Tasty, not a word I’ve ever used in relation to Lovecraft before. FFO: Howls of Ebb, Tribulation, Fantomas 4/11/16 (W.)

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Howls of Ebb – Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows (Caligari/I, Voidhanger/Nuclear War Now!) [Weird Death]

Howls of Ebb continue the tradition of peddling some of the most mystifying, confounding metal around, but this time, they’ve brought more riffs. And solos. These solos rule and sound like interdimensional beasts bangin’. Don’t believe me? Skip to 0:58 in “The 6th Octopul’th Grin.” If you don’t mind expanding your consciousness and getting a little sticky, you’re going to love having your reality destroyed by Cursus Impasse. Just don’t forget a towel. FFO: AEvangelist, Grey Heaven Fall, Shining (Nor) 4/15/16 (W.)

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Woman Is The Earth – Torch of Our Final Night (Init Records) [Black Metal]

I had the pleasure of seeing Woman Is The Earth live last month at my local trees’n’shit festival (put on by none other than Austin Lunn of Panopticon), and I was struck by their intricate guitar work and song structure. It’s no secret that a lot of black metal bands tend to be singular in their musical and thematic focus, but WITE aren’t one of them. Torch of Our Final Night traverses a winding path through odd chords, groovy interludes, emotional tapped leads, and even a bit of doom. It’s different, but just familiar enough to sink its hooks in instantaneously. 4/15/16 (Spear)


Hemotoxin – Biological Enslavement (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Forgotten Faces,” “Transparent Eyes”

Unspeakable Axe continues their streak of killer releases with Hemotoxin, who bring you everything you could want in a thrashy death metal record. Biological Enslavement builds a solid foundation of monstrous riffs and drums, expanding skywards with soaring leads and intense dueling guitars. If you worship at the temple of the riff, don’t skip this. 4/15/16 (Spear)

Aggressive Mutilator – Crushed by Tyranny (Iron County Records) [Black’n’Roll]

Alkerdeel – Lede (Consouling Sounds) [Sludge/Black Metal]
Listen to “Lede”

Arkhitekt – Untitled (Blackened Death Records) [Death/Doom]

Barbarian – Cult of the Empty Grave (Hells Headbangers) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Whores of Redemption,” “Absolute Metal”

Beholder – Reflections (Razorline Records) [Power/Thrash/Prog]
Listen to “Speak to Me”

Black Rainbows – Stellar Prophecy (Heavy Psych Sounds Records) [Psychedelic Rock]
Listen to “Electrify”

Blacksoul Seraphim – The Persecution Hymns (Independent) [Doom]

Blizaro – Cornucopia della morte (I, Voidhanger) [Doom]
Listen to “Nemesis Pt. 4: Altered State”

Booze Control – The Lizard Rider (Inferno Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Gravelord”

Cirrha Niva – Out of the Freakshow (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “I Guess”

Crematory – Monument (Steamhammer) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Misunderstood”

Danger Zone – Closer to Heaven (Pride & Joy Music) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Go! Closer to Heaven”

Dark Oath – When Fire Engulfs the Earth (WormHoleDeath Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Tree of Life”

Deathroned/Diabolical – Unholy Abomination (split- Subnoise Production) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Unholy Serpent” (Deathroned)

Decimated Humans – Dismantling the Decomposed Entities (Ghastly Music) [Brutal Death Metal]

Dynazty – Titanic Mass (Spinefarm Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “The Human Paradox”

Elgibbor – Revenger of Blood (Eternal Records) [Black Metal]

Elvaron – Ghost of a Blood Tie (Fantai’Zic) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “From a Brother to a Shadow”

Emphasis – Revival (Underground Symphony) [Power Prog]
Listen to “On the Wings of Freedom”

Ex Animo – Neverday (Metal Scrap Records) [Doom]

Excruciation – [c​]​rust (Auric/WormHoleDeath) [Death Metal]

Fractured Insanity – Man Made Hell (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Habitual Killer,” “A Blasted Life”

Goatess – Purgatory Under New Management (Svart Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Purgatory Under New Management”

Grausamkeit/Grabschänder – Grausamkeit/Grabschänder (split- Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]

Heretik – Ov Fire & Bloodrage (Cvlminis) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Unleashing the Wrath”

Holy Dragons – Civilizator (Pitch Black Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Hawker Hurricane”

Imperial Triumphant – Inceste (Redefining Darkness Records) [Experimental Black Metal]

Inactive Messiah – Dark Masterpiece (Growl Records) [Melodeath]
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Inner Blast – Prophecy (Nordavind Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Insane,” “Feel The Storm”

Killer Khan – Global Killer (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Kivimetsän Druidi – The Lost Captains (Independent) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Night Before the Dark”

Laxsid – Šañãm (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “742 April”

L’Esprit du Clan – Chapitre VI (Verycords) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Rat Des Villes”

The Levitation Hex – Cohesion (High Roller Records) [Sparkly Metal]
Listen to “Hipokritikill”

Mantar – Ode to the Flame (Nuclear Blast Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Era Borealis”

Mayfair – My Ghosts Inside (Pure Prog Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Desert”

Mortal Kombat – Besprekorna pobeda (Menart) [Noobsaibotcore]

The Mound Builders/Pale Horseman – The Mound Builders/Pale Horseman (Failure Records & Tapes) [Stoner/Sludge]

Mournful Lines – Heartstrings (Independent) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Crystal Clear,” “Heartstrings”

Murder Made God – Enslaved (Comatose Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Enslaved”

Nazghor – Death’s Withered Chants (Satanath/Obscure Abhorrence) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Road to Dead Meadows,” “Under a Venomous Spell”

Necrot – The Labyrinth (Tankcrimes) [Death Metal]

Negative Voice – Cold Redrafted (Hypnotic Dirge Records) [Ambient Black Metal]
Listen to “Limitation,” “Karmic Pattern”

NightMyHeaven – Across the Dark Side (Independent) [Melodeath]

Nucleus – Sentient (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Sci-fi Death Metal]
Listen to “Dosadi,” “Cube”

Omophagia – In the Name of Chaos (Unique Leader Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Down We Fall”

Order – Folly Grandeur (Independent) [Blackened Death Metal]

Rain – Spacepirates (Aural Music) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Spacepirates”

Ride for Revenge – Thy Horrendous Yearning (Bestial Burst) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Secrets of Cryptic Metal”

Rising Dark – A World in Ruin (White Tower Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “A World In Ruin”

The Silent Rage – The Deadliest Scourge (Alone Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Proselytize The Masses”

Suffer in Paradise – This Dead Is World (Endless Winter) [Funeral Doom]

Sunnata – Zorya (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Zorya”

SIG:AR:TYR – Northen (Hammerheart Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Crownless”

Talamyus – Honour Is Our Code, Death Is the Reward (Deathbound Records) [Viking Metal]

Tiles – Pretending 2 Run (The Laser’s Edge) [Pretending 2 Care]
Listen to “Shelter in Place”

Undead Viking Mafia – No Trials for Traitors (Independent) [Southern Metal]
Listen to “Stones of Morax”

Ur – Sunt Lacrimae Rerum (Darkwoods) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Amaren Azken Garrasia I”

Vargheim – IV (Independent) [Black Metal]

Volymian – Maze of Madness (Independent) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Line of Fire”

Woslom – A Near Life Experience (Punishment 18/Shinigami Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Underworld of Aggression,” “Lords of War”

Young and in the Way/Gatecreeper – All Your Sins and Solitude (A389 Recordings) [Black Metal/Hardcore]

The Zenith Passage – Solipsist (Unique Leader Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Holographic Principle II: Convergence,” “Deus Deceptor”

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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