This Toilet Tuesday (6/12/18)


It’s Toilet Tuesday, and you know the drill: new jams and tiny reviews to go with them. This is an inordinately good week, too; Link, Lacertilian, and I have picked out a couple good ones, but it was a tough choice deciding what to highlight. It’s particularly solid for tech death and black metal (check out that Avantgarde Music split if you like what you hear from Cor Scorpii), and A Sound of Thunder and Chthe’ilist will be bringing it hard as well. There should be a little something for everybody down there.

Cor Scorpii – Ruin (Karisma Records) [Melodic Black Metal]

Following the trails left by the legendary melodic black metal act, Windir, the Norwegian outfit Cor Scorpii is still on the fight crafting the memorable sound of the Sognametal. The ensemble, led by the former Windir keyboardist, releases this week their second full-lenght, titled Ruin. From the few glimpses available, this is another album that all melodic seekers should write in their magic books. Expect cascades of great memorable musical landscapes and an earth rumbling freezing riff work. If you do not believe my expectations, go ahead and pay a listen to “Fotefar” right now. 6/15/18 (Link)

Burial in the Sky – Creatio et Hominus (Independent) [Atmospheric Tech Death]

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t think I’m ever going to tire of this ethereal style of tech death, at least not as long as it stays this consistent. Burial in the Sky had a solid showing with 2016’s Persistence of Thought, but it lacked flow in some places, skipping to new ideas rather than smoothly transitioning to them. Creatio et Hominus feels like a more consistent, fully-realized version of what they set out to do on their previous effort, and it is beautiful in its openness. It’s also very laid back for a tech death album; as of now, there’s no better way to chill while enjoying some blastbeats. 6/10/18 (Spear)

Hoth – Astral Necromancy (Independent) [Melodic Black Metal]

I’ve been staring this album in its empty eye sockets for months now; the will to dive into what promised to be icy black metal had eluded me for some time. I’m glad I decided to take the plunge, though, as Hoth brings all kinds of unexpected delights on Astral Necromancy. There aren’t many songwriting surprises here, save perhaps for the heavy metal influenced “Passage into Entropy,” but I was taken aback by how well composed this is. Hooks abound here, and the band is careful not to linger too long on or return too frequently to any one idea. Between the varied songwriting and excellent guitar work, there’s a lot to enjoy on Astral Necromancy6/15/18 (Spear)

Deus Vermin – Monument to Decay (Independent) [Blackened Death Metal]

We got the scoop on these UK-based maniacs from G.M (Barshasketh) on the inaugural Friday Guest List early last year, just prior to the band releasing the blindingly brief 2-track debut demo. Monument To Decay is a slightly more substantial 20-odd minute offering of explosive and profoundly scathing death metal. While far from being a one-dimensional blast-fest, there aren’t many moments to be found here which waver from a near psychotic level of intensity. This was name your price when I grabbed it on the weekend too, so all you’ve got to lose is your corporeal attachment to life. FFO: Vahrzaw, Dead Congregation, Ignivomous. 14/6/18 (Lacertilian).

Acrid – Wonderland (Independent) [Groove Metal]

ASG – Survive Sunrise (Relapse Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Survive Sunrise”

A Sound of Thunder – It Was Metal (Independent) [Doom/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Lifebringer”

Barren Altar – Entrenched in the Faults of the Earth (Independent) [Black Doom]
Listen to “Nexus of Grief”

Battleroar – Codex Epicus (Cruz Del Sur) [Heavy Metal]

Bewized – Ad Astrae (7hard Records) [Metalcore]

Blood Stain Child – The Legend (Radtone Music) [Metalcore/Electronic]
Listen to “Kamui”

Changeling – II (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Reflected in Obsidian”

Chthe’ilist – Passage Into the Xexanotth (Profound Lore Records) [Weird Death Metal]

Crying Steel – Stay Steel (Pride & Joy Music) [Heavy Metal]

Délétère – De Horae Leprae (Sepulchral Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Cantus I,” “Cantus IV”

Dischordia – Binge/Purge (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]

Down Among the Dead Men – …and You Will Obey Me (Transcending Obscurity) [Death Metal/D-Beat]

Dreadful Fate – Vengeance (I Hate/To The Death) [Death/Thrash]

Drowned – 7th (Greyhaze Records) [Death/Thrash]

Enblood – Cast to Exile (Miasma Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Cast to Exile”

Flesh Consumed – Hymn for the Leeches (Sevared Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Serpent Amongst Mice”

Funeral Mist – Hekatomb (NoEvDia) [Black Metal]

Heruka – Deception’s End (Narcoleptica Productions) [Symphonic Black Metal]

Lelahell – Alif (Metal Age Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Ignus Fatuus”

Lizzy Borden – My Midnight Things (Metal Blade Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “My Midnight Things”

Motorjesus – Race to Resurrection (Drakkar Entertainment) [Hard Rock]
Listen to “King Collider,” “Re-Ignite”

mTORR – Viking Metal Rock (Nordic Iron Age Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Viking Metal Rock”

Murkocet – Epidemic (Independent) [Groove Metal]

Obsidian Shrine – Anno Domini Satanas (Negative Earth Records) [Black Metal]

Obsolete Theory – Mudness (My Kingdom Music) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Sirius’ Blood”

Orange Goblin – The Wolf Bites Back (Candlelight Records) [Stoner Doom]

Potion – Diaphonized (Desidarius Recordings) [AAAAAAA]

Progenie Terrestre Pura – starCross (Avantgarde Music) [Black Metal]

Satan’s Empire – Rising (3ms Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Satan’s Empire”

Sorrow Plagues/De la Nostalgie/Elderwind – Mater Natura Excelsa (split- Avantgarde Records) [Various shades of Black Metal]

Sykelig Englen – Hagall (AHPN Records) [Black Metal]
Oh my god that cover art

Tyranny of Hours – Darkling (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Oceandead”

Unbirth – Fleshforged Columns of Deceit (New Standard Elite) [Brutal/Tech Death]

UnbornGeneration – Vøid (Inverse Records) [Deathgrind]
Listen to “Ritual”

Veld – Spawned In Nothingness (Listenable Records) [Techish Death Metal]
Listen to “Grand Day of Demise”

Void of Silence – The Sky Over (Avantgarde Music) [Funeral Doom]

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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