This Toilet Tuesday (6/14/22)

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Somehow we have let another Toilet Tuesday happen on our watch, and I’m beginning to suspect that it can’t be stopped. People just keep putting out music in spite of my insistence that I need time to catch up on all the other stuff I haven’t listened to yet, but my cries have fallen on deaf ears yet again. Let us come together and collectively mourn our backlogs this week as the ever-expanding glut of good music swells to even greater turgidity.


Ataraxy – The Last Mirror (Dark Descent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Decline”

I damn near missed out on this one, having heard only a brief snippet of it (per TTT list-building listening habits) and initially dismissing it as more OSDM I’ve heard a million different versions of. This would have been a grave error, but fortunately, some random neuron fired and recalled that Lacertilian was way into their 2018 record, so I went back and gave it a shot. “Decline” is an all-encompassing death metal tune, and a damn fine one, opening on a thrashy melodic riff that builds up through harmonies and layered chords into a crushing doom section haunted by spooky clean guitar interjections. It masterfully pivots through multiple ideas without that feeling of unstable “riff salad” stuff that a lot of bands in this sphere fall prey to. It might sound like any other death-doom band at first blush, but the moment you give it a closer listen, you can hear a lot of nuance below the surface. This one is sure to be a winner. 6/17/22 (Spear)


Aptera – You Can’t Bury What Still Burns (Ripple Music) [Doom/Heavy Metal]
Listen

Atramentum – Through Fire, Everything Is Renewed (Invictus Productions) [Black Metal]
Stream

Caravellus – Inter Mundos (Rockshots Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Insurrection”

Blasphemous Creation – Beyond the Grave (HPGD Productions) [Black/Death/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Diabolical Kingdom”

Chaos Magic – Emerge (Frontiers Music) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “In The Depth Of Night”

Circle of Blood – Leviathan (Bitter Loss Records) [Death Metal]
Listen

Civil War – Invaders (Napalm Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Invaders”

Consecration – Cinis (Redefining Darkness) [Death Doom]
Listen

Darkmoon Blade – Darkmoon Rising (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Stream

Dysmorphic Demiurge – The Great and Terrible War (Independent) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “The Scavengers”

Esoctrilihum – Consecration of the Spiritüs Flesh (I, Voidhanger) [Black/Death Metal]
Listen to “Thirtrh”

Exocrine – The Hybrid Suns (Unique Leader) [Tech Death]
Listen to “The Hybrid Suns”

Folklore Negro – Al amparo del silencio (Mexican Steel Prods) [Prog Death]
Listen to “El Doliente”

Ghostsmoker – Grief (Goatsound) [Sludge]
Stream

Horror Within – Awaiting Extinction (Pathologically Explicit Recordings) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “L’Horreur En Moi”

Hostia – Resurrected Meat (Deformeathing Production) [Deathgrind]
Listen to “Christ’s Soldiers and Other Delusional Orders”

Inexorable – Imperious (Sliptrick Records) [Death Metal]
Stream

Inexorum – Equinox Vigil (Gilead Media) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Equinox Vigil”

Infanteria – Patriarch (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Embrace the Trauma”

Jorn – Over the Horizon Radar (Frontiers Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Over the Horizon Radar”

Molton Varicose – Malevolent Stronghold (Independent) [Death Metal]
Stream

Oni – Loathing Light (Ironshore Records) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Heart to Stone”

Oreyeon – Equations for the Useless (Heavy Psych Sounds) [Stoner Doom]
Listen

Rancor – Bury the World (Xtreem Music) [Thrash]
Stream

Serpent Ascending – Hyperborean Folklore (I, Voidhanger) [Prog Death]
Listen

Seven Kingdoms – Zenith (Distortion Music Group) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Diamond Handed”

Truent – Through the Vale of Earthly Torment (Independent) [Groove Metal]
Listen

Umbra Conscientia – Nigredine Mundi (Independent) [Black Metal]
Stream

Unholy Impaler – To the Daring Forces (Imperatrix Mundi Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Burning Dogma”

Vin de Mia Trix – Waves~Stars (Independent) [Funeral Doom]

White Ward – False Light (Debemur Morti Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen

Did we forget a new release? Is there a way we could improve this list? Let us know in the comments!

 

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