This Toilet Tuesday (5/16/23)


Somebody over at M-A didn’t eat enough (kanonen)fieber this week, as the droppings are relatively slim this time around. However, there is much variety in the consistency of what’s available—from Christian funeral doom to a slew of heavy metal, you’re bound to be soiled and spoiled for choice. Dive in, the water’s murky!

Chronicle – Where Chaos Thrives (Mighty Music) [Melodeath]

Apparently, this band has a storied past—they’ve actually been toiling away for over a decade, and it shows in the effortless fluidity of their songwriting. Chronicle plays melodeath with an emphasis on the latter half of the genre, blending extreme metal drumming with luscious melodies into something ironically distant from chaos. The ~8-minute closer showcases the band’s snappy production (the faintest hint of ping on the snare is siqqqq), inspirations from Nevermore to tech death and post-metal, and even a poignant classical guitar outro. If this track is any indicator of Where Chaos Thrives‘ overall quality, this album will be causing bedlam during list season. -Roldy

Age of the Wolf – A Pilgrimage to Nowhere (Aural Music) [Death/Doom / Sludge]

Alcatrazz – Take No Prisoners (Silver Lining Music) [Heavy / Hard Rock]

All Hallow’s Evil – Coven (Independent) [Heavy / Goth Rock]

Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Rejecting Obliteration (Prosthetic Records) [Tech Death]

Boiling Point – Humanize (Independent) [Hardcore / Death]

Botanist – VIII: Selenotrope (Prophecy Productions) [Black Metal for Plants]

Canticum Diaboli – Ecce Pontifex Bonifatio (Independent) [Blackened Death]

Charonyx – Persistent Soul (Independent) [Tech Thrash]

Craving – Call of the Sirens (Massacre Records) [Melodic Blackened Death]

Dark Age of Ruin – False Messiah and the Abstract (Selvajaria Records) [Black]

Darklon – The Redeemer (No Remorse Records) [NWoBHM / Speed]

Dehiscent – Sedition (Independent) [Sludge / Doom]

Deimhal – The Grand Gathering (Independent) [Symphonic Black]

Frozen Soul – Glacial Domination (Century Media Records) [Death]

Ghost – Phantomime (Loma Vista Recordings) [Heavy / Hard Rock]

Heretoir – Wastelands (AOP Records) [Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal]

Horizon’s End – The Great Destroyer (Steel Gallery Records) [Prog]

Idolos – Ajchikaj (Anthrazit Records) [Melodic Blackened Death]

Inferion – Inequity (HPGD Productions) [Melodic Blackened Death]

Legacy of Brutality – Travellers to Nowhere (Chief Records Limited) [Blackened Death]

Lone Pilgrim – As the Sparks Fly Upward (Independent) [Funeral Doom]

Magick Touch – Cakes & Coffins (Edged Circle Productions) [Heavy / Hard Rock]

Megattack – Street Life (Metallic Blue Records) [Heavy]

Millenium – The Sign of Evil (No Remorse Records) [Heavy / Thrash]

Morgengrau – Sehnen der Finsternis (Independent) [Melodic Black]

Mórnu – The Unearthly Becomes Inherent (Independent) [Black / Doom]

Mystic Prophecy – Hellriot (Rock of Angels Records) [Heavy / Thrash]

Nattehimmel – Mourningstar (Hammerheart Records) [Symphonic Black]

Nexorum – Tongue of Thorns (Non Serviam Records) [Blackened Death]

Niili – Slow (Podreira Records) [Harsh Noise / Ow Ouch Owie My Ears]

Radien – Unissa palaneet (Svart Records) [Doom / Sludge]

Ring of Gyges – Metamorphosis (ViciSolum Records) [Prog / Hard Rock]

Roadwolf – Midnight Lightning (Napalm Records) [Heavy / Hard Rock]

Sacred Outcry – Towers of Gold (No Remorse Records) [Power / Heavy]

Shadows – Out for Blood (Sentient Ruin Laboratories) [Heavy / Hard Rock]

Sporae Autem Yuggoth – …However It Still Moves (Personal Records) [Blackened Death / Doom]

Swazönd/Wolftread – Split (Jubokko Productions) [Black / Crust]

Tardigrade Inferno – Arrival of a Train (Independent) [Avant-garde]

The Ocean – Holocene (Metal Blade Records) [Post-Metal]

The Spruce Moose – Pyramid Scheme (Independent) [Thrash / Power]

Thulcandra – Hail The Abyss (Napalm Records) [Melodic Blackened Death]

Todbringer – Tränen unter dem Kreuz (Independent) [Blackened Death]

Tomb of Giants – Legacy of the Sword (Independent) [Heavy / Thrash]

Umbilichaos – Mourning Carnivals From Now On (Time to Kill Records) [Sludge]

Vansidian – Reflecting the Shadows (Inverse Records) [Power / Melodeath]

VHS – Quest for the Mighty Riff (HPGD Productions) [Deathrash]

Villes Ardentes – Années rouges (Independent) [Blackened Death]

Vnder A Crvmbling Moon – I: Oblivion (Church Road Records) [Blackened Doom]

Vomitheist – NekroFvneral (Transcending Obscurity Records) [HM-2 Death]

Weapon UK – New Clear Power (Pride & Joy Music) [Heavy / Thrash]

Wings of Steel – Gates of Twilight (Independent) [Heavy]

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