This Toilet Tuesday (5/31/16)


Welcome to This Toilet Tuesday! I bring you only the finest of metals to help rouse you from your post holiday hedonism comas (for the American crowd anyway- the rest of you should probably gorge yourselves on meat and beer to catch up). With the summer months approaching, the already overwhelming amount of new music is only going to pick up further. If you’re not sold on my picks, feel free to hit the list below; there’s tons of good stuff this week.


Derdian – Revolution Era (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Lord of War”

Derdian hold a special place in my heart as one of the first metal bands I discovered on my own, and I’m glad to hear they haven’t lost a step since the New Era trilogy. “Lord of War” features the inimitable Fabio Lione on vocals and sounds appropriately reminiscent of Rhapsody, though with a bit more emphasis on the keys. It’s pretty much exactly what you expect it to sound like, love it or hate it. Personally, I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album; this year has seen a drought in ridiculously cheesy power metal, and Derdian will undoubtedly deliver that in spades. 6/3/16 (Spear)


Gevurah – Hallelujah! (Profound Lore Records) [Black Metal]

I’m going to venture a guess that the title Hallelujah! was given ironically, because this is some truly evil sounding shit. This roiling black cloud barrels forth without remorse, consuming everything in its path before settling in and choking the atmosphere. Everything drips with aggression and spite, from the churning guitars to the raw, howled vocals. It’s dense, heavy, and entirely unrelenting. 6/3/16 (Spear)


Virus – Memento Collider (Karisma Records) [Dissonant Prog]
Listen to “Steamer”

It’s probably fair to say that none of us are really strangers to gross-sounding dissonant music at this point, but my admittedly inexperienced ears have never heard anything that sounds quite like Virus before. “Steamer” is both driving and oddly calm with a fair amount of jazz influence (particularly in the drumming), and it’s not as heavy as you might expect. Perhaps most interesting is the exclusive use of clean vocals, which add another layer of off-putting notes to follow and gives the music a unique texture. I’m not sure if I’m completely sold on it yet, but it’s definitely worth a listen. 6/3/16 (Spear)

Advermix – Pandeathmic (Born of Chaos Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “The Power of the Perfect Line”

Akromusto – Songs of Bronze (Cvlminis) [Black Metal]

Alarion – Waves of Destruction (Freia Music) [Prog Metal]

Attalla – Attalla (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Instrumental Doom]

Auticed – Arise (Omega Wave Records) [Tech Death]

Baalsebub – The Sickness of the Holy Inquisition (Ungodly Ruins Productions) [SNARE]
Listen to, uh… “Pear of Anguish”

Bernatchez/Gueze – Bernatchez/Gueze (split- Independent) [Black/Death/Doom]
Listen to “The Earthly Will” (Bernatchez), “Fantasque” (Gueze)

Blestema – Los elogios noctambulares (Hycha Nutabe Rex) [Black Metal]

Bombarder – Okot iz pakla (Grom/TMINA Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Epitaf”

Caecus – The Funeral Garden (Independent) [Tech Death]
Listen to “The Smokestack Vigil,” “Perpetual Nightfall,” “As Grains of Sand”

Candelabrum – Necrotelepathy (Altare Productions) [Black Metal]

Candlemass – Death Thy Lover (Napalm Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Death Thy Lover”

Cardinals Folly – Holocaust of Ecstasy & Freedom (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Psychomania”

Cough – Still They Pray (Relapse Records) [Sludge/Doom]

Crimson Fire – Fireborn (Pitch Black Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Bad Girl”

Dark Suns – Everchild (Prophecy Productions) [Chill Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Everchild”

Disfigured Human Mind – Atomic Aberration (Helldprod Records) [Grindcore]
Listen to “Atomick Attack,” “Atomic Abberation”

The Drowning – Senescent Signs (Casket Music) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Dawn of Sorrow”

Drudkh/Hades Almighty – One Who Talks with the Fog/Pyre Era, Black! (split- Season of Mist) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Fiery Serpent” (Drudkh)

Druids – Cycles of Mobeum (Sump Pump Records) [Stoner/Doom]

Drzorn – Reborn (Via Nocturna) [Instrumental Melodeath]

Echoes of the Moon – Elusion (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
Listen to “St. Anthony’s Fire”

Ered/Balmog – Crawling Through the Fog/Teophany (split- War Anthem Records) [Black/Death Metal]

Feared – Reborn (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Our Dying World”

Ghost Warfare – Dusk Reloaded (Art Gates Records) [lolbuttz]

Heaven Grey – Manuscriptum (Via Nocturna) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Insomnia”

Heaven’s Cry – Outcast (Prosthetic Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “The Human Factor,” “Outcast”

Hellcrawler – Sandstorm Chronicles (On Parole Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Death Park”

Hellyeah – Unden!able (Eleven Seven Music Group) [Getcha Pu!!]
Listen to “Human”

Horncrowned – Proelium (Seven Gates of Hell) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Proelium (Venenum Conspuentibus)”

Involuntary Convulsion – Tempus Edax Rerums (New Standard Elite) [Brutal Tech Death]

Ixtab – La Diosa De La Horca (Cvlminis) [DSBM]

Jorn – Heavy Rock Radio (Frontiers Music) [Heavy Radio Rock]

Kause 4 Konflikt – Behaviour (Independent) [Buttcore]
Listen to “The Last Self Made”

Krossfire – Shades of Darkness (Pure Steel Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “One More Time”

Kvalvaag – Malum (Dusktone) [Black Metal]
Listen to “I Mulm Og Moerke”

Lucifer’s Hammer – Beyond The Omens (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Maiden Worship]

Mare di Dirac – Fumes (Dusktone) [Dark Ambient]
Listen to “SacraFormula”

Master’s Hammer – Formulæ (Jihosound Records) [Black Metal/Electronic]

Melvins – Basses Loaded (Ipecac Recordings) [Y’know]

Morthus – Over the Dying Stars (Witching Hour Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Gospel for Evil and Chaos”

Mussorgski – Creatio Cosmicam Bestiae (Godz ov War Productions) [Black/Industrial/Ambient]
Listen to “God Is In The Neurons,” “Paradisum”

Nervosa – Agony (Napalm Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Intolerance Means War”

Oath – Mustan liekin veljeskunta (Immortal Frost Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Khaos,” “Amen Apollymi”

Panychida – Haereticalia – The Night Battles (Cursed Records) [Black Metal]

Paradox – Pangea (AFM Records) [Power Thrash]
Listen to “Ballot or Bullet”

Powerstroke – Done Deal (Spinal Records) [Groove Metal]

Putrid Collector – Impious Misanthropic Forces (Cvlminis) [Death Metal]

Sapaudia – Sainte nuit (Independent) [Black Metal]

The Schoenberg Automaton – Apus (eOne Music) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Master of Obsolescence Pt. 1”

Stormvold – IV Kataklismo (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Eclipse Astral,” “Achuhucanac”

Strix Nebulosa – Argumentum ad Populum (Flammennebel Records) [Black Metal]

Svartelder – Pyres (Dusktone) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Guds Helvete”

Tarja – The Brightest Void (earMusic) [Not Quite Nightwish]
Listen to “The Bitter End”

Tephros – Between Angels & Demons (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Between Angles & Demons”

Theories Divide – The Outcast (Independent) [Groove Metal]
Listen to “The Outcast,” “Refuse This Life”

Unbeing – Ceres (Independent) [Mostly Instrumental Prog Metal]

The Vision Bleak – The Unknown (Prophecy Productions) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Kindred of the Sunset”

Voin Grim – Promo MMXVI (Cvlminis) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Volbeat – Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal Music) [Bouncy Metal]
Listen to “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” 

Vuolla – Blood. Stone. Sun. Down. (Schwarzdorn Productions) [Death/Doom/Post-metal]

Withem – The Unforgiving Road (Frontiers Music) [Power Prog]
Listen to “The Pain I Collected”

Wóddréa Mylenstede – Créda Beaducwealm (Altare Productions) [Black Metal]

Yngwie Malmsteen – World on Fire (King Records) [Wank]

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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