This Toilet Tuesday (5/24/16)


Welcome to another Toilet Tuesday! We’ve got a ton of awesome new releases this week, and W, Karhu, and some guy named Stockhausen are here to tell you about some of the best. There’s plenty more where that came from, though; be sure to check out that list below and share your picks in the comments.

giant of the mountain

Giant of the Mountain – The Empty Quarter (Burning Dogma Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Instinct,” “Crawl”

Giant of the Mountain has been around for a while now, and if you still haven’t heard them, now is the chance to make your life right. The Dallas death metal trio evokes every bit of that name, while adding a touch of nearly folk-like melodicism and more than a healthy amount of sludge. That’s not to say they don’t get up and move, however, as you’ll discover in the two tracks above. Flurries of technicality and speedy riffage make for an excellently balanced product, and headbanging of all varieties will surely ensue. My band had the privilege of playing with them a few years ago, and I’ve enjoyed following them as they get better and better with each release. 5/27/16 (Stockhausen)

in twilight's embrace

In Twilight’s Embrace – Trembling (Arachnophobia Records) [Death Metal]

I can’t decide whether the name “In Twilight’s Embrace” sounds like a doofy power metal band or a cheesy folk metal band. At the end of the day, though, it doesn’t matter, because In Twilight’s Embrace is a death metal band that absolutely rips. There are only three songs on their forthcoming EP, which is just enough to hook us listeners, rip us apart with vitriolic fury, and abandon us to crawl on bloody stumps toward their discography and beg for more. The ever-turbulent riffing and drumming absolutely deliver, and the raspy, venomous bark from vocalist Cyprian Łakomy completes the package in style. 5/25/16 (Stockhausen)


Korgonthurus – Vuohen siunaus (Woodcut Records) [Black Metal]

I don’t have much to say about Korgonthurus that you won’t figure out in the first thirty seconds of “Vuohen Sunaus.” The band rrrriiiiiiiips and teeeearrrrs, playing a fast and loose take on shredding black metal with plenty of thrash influence. It’s violent, ugly, and misanthropic, loaded with big riffs and nasty screams. If you like nasty Finnish black metal, don’t miss it. FFO: Sacrilegious Impalement, Behexen, Horna 5/27/16 (W.)

haast's eagled

Haast’s Eagled – II: For Mankind (Holy Roar Records) [Girthy Doom]
Listen to “The Uncle”

eagled 5/27/16 (W.)


Behexen – The Poisonous Path (Debemur Morti) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Umbra Luciferi,” “Chalice of the Abyssal Water”

The Poisonous Path appears to take Behexen halfway between their own past and Sargeist, which ought to be no news – vocalist Hoath Torog and drummer Horns played in the band until last year, and guitarist Shatraug (who’s last Behexen record this is) is the mastermind behind it. Neglecting the death-ier elements from Nightside Eclipse was a smart move, The Poisonous Path brings back the remarkability and memorability of their earlier material. Hoath Torog’s voice may have come down from the razor sharp shriek to a gravel-gurgling rasp, but the riffs make up for any shortcomings in other departments. 5/27/16 (Karhu)


Vainaja – Verenvalaja (Svart Records) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Risti,” “Usva”

Heavier, thicker, more atmospheric, crushing-ier – if not as catchy – than the debut. Hecking good. 5/27/16 (Karhu)

Absoluto Poder – When Your Nightmares Come True (Obskure Chaos Distro) [Black Thrash]

Ashbringer – Yūgen (Avantgarde Music) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
Listen to “Oceans Apart”

Blizzen – Genesis Reversed (High Roller Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Trumpets of the Gods”

Blood Ages – Godless Sandborn (Mighty Music) [Death Metal]

Brymir – Slayer of Gods (Victor Entertainment) [Symphonic Melodeath]
Listen to “For Those Who Died”

Cvinger – Embodied in Incense (Art Gates Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Embodied in Incense”

Dead Cowboy’s Sluts – Obedience (Maniac Productions) [band names are hard]
Listen to “Obedience”

Death Angel – The Evil Divide (Nuclear Blast Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “The Moth,” “Hatred United/United Hate,” “Father of Lies”

Deathillusion – Sitra Ahra (Independent) [Melodeath]

Deathstorm – Blood Beneath the Crypts (High Roller Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Verdunkeln,” “I Saw the Devil”

Dehuman Reign – Ascending from Below (FDA Rekotz) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Recipients of the Abominable”

Destructor – Back in Bondage (Pure Steel Records) [Power Thrash]
Listen to “Fight”

(EchO) – Head First into Shadows (Bad Moon Man Music) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Beneath This Lake”

Elderblood – Messiah (Osmose Productions) [Symphonic Black Metal]
Listen to “Thagirion’s Sun”

Electric Taurus – Riders (Independent) [Psychedelic Doom]
Listen to “The Black Commander,” “Cerberus Rising”

Eridan – Време разделно (Virginia Records) [Heavy Metal]

Extrema – The Old School (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Carcasses”

Fejd – Trolldom (Dead End Exit) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Härjaren”

Forces United – Power Subunit (Metalism Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Counting Numbers”

Gutter Instinct – Age of the Fanatics (Prosthetic Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Age of the Fanatics,” “Counter-Culture”

Headless – Melt the Ice Away (Mighty Music) [Hard Rock]
Listen to “Good Luck Resized”

Hronos – We Only Live Once (Metalism Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “We Only Live Once”

Illdisposed – Grey Sky over Black Town (Massacre Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Again”

Intig – Dystymi (Independent) [DSBM]
Listen to “In a Better Place”

The Jelly Jam – Profit (Music Theories Recordings) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Care,” “Stain on the Sun”

Kalashnikov – Kalashnikov (Independent) [Thrash]

Katalepsy – Gravenous Hour (Unique Leader Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Critical Black Mass”

Lacuna Coil – Delirium (Century Media Records) [Dark Metal]
Listen to “Delirium”

Lord Vicar – Gates of Flesh (The Church Within Records) [Doom]

Mortillery – Shapeshifter (Napalm Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Radiation Sickness”

Narvik – Ascension to Apotheosis (Folter Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Shore”

Old Corpse Road – Of Campfires and Evening Mists (Cacaphonous) [Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “Herne of Windsor Forest”

Omen – Hammer Damage (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]

The Order of Israfel – Red Robes (Napalm Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Von Sturmer,” “Swords to the Sky”

Overtures – Artifacts (Sleaszy Rider Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Artifacts”

Rezet – Reality Is a Lie (Mighty Music) [Thrash]
Listen to “Dead City”

Sektemtum – Panacea (Osmose Productions) [Black’n’Roll]
Listen to “Panacea”

Seventh Xul – Qliphothic Rites of Death (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Sitra Ahra,” “Serpent’s Divinity”Mini-Review

Stortregn – Singularity (Non Serviam Records) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Acosmic Ascendant”

Suicidal Angels – Division of Blood (NoiseArt Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Image of the Serpent”

Thence – We Are Left with a Song (BlackBay) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “It is Truth that Liberates Us”

Thy Worshiper – Klechdy (Arachnophobia Records) [Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “Marzanna”

Trollgasm – Play Folk or Die (Independent) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Liquid Black”

Ulcer – Heading Below (Arachnophobia Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Down Below”

Untimely Demise – Black Widow (Independent) [Death/Thrash]

Vampyromorpha – Fiendish Tales of Doom (Trollzorn Records) [Doom]
LIsten to “Deliver Us From The Good”

Vidian – A Piece of the End (Arachnophobia Records) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “A Piece of the End”

Weaksaw – The Wretched of the Earth (Life Force Records) [Groove Metal]
Listen to “XYY”

Withered – Grief Relic (Season of Mist) [Blackened Death Metal]

Yossi Sassi – Roots and Roads (Independent) [Instrumental Folk Metal]
Listen to “Palm Dance”

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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