This Toilet Tuesday (6/14/16)


The sea is peaceful tonight. You are drifting off to a soothing sleep, lulled by the gentle rocking of the ship and quiet breeze, when a pounding comes at your door. “Maintenance!” a voice calls from the other side. You open your door in a haze, the jolt from the sudden knock starting to give way to groggy resentment. “The head’s clogged again. I think there’s something wrong with the tank, ‘cuz it’s backing up way too often. I’m gonna need you to take a look at that ASAP; don’t want it overflowing in the middle of the night.” You nod sleepily and grab your tools, making your way to the bowels of the ship.

Upon arrival, you immediately notice the septic system making an unhealthy gurgling noise. You check the gauge at the side; it seems the old tank isn’t draining properly. You groan and grab the long wooden rod at the side of the tank; you’ll have to unclog it manually. Climbing atop the malfunctioning machine, you open the hatch at the top and begin poking around the sewage with the rod, trying to find the clog. The rod finally hits something solid, and you start poking at it. Without warning, the rod is jerked down sharply, pulling you into the tank headfirst. Choking on raw sewage, you try to pull yourself back up, but something coils around your neck. You claw desperately at the tendril to no avail. Something sharp pokes at your throat, and blinding pain shoots through you as you feel your flesh ripped open. Bleeding out and feces filling your lungs, darkness takes you quickly.

Submit to the lurker in the deep. This is Toilet Tuesday.

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Terra Tenebrosa – The Reverses (Debemur Morti Productions) [Black Metal/Hardcore]
Listen to “Ghost at the End of the Rope,” “The End is Mine to Ride”

Terra Tenebrosa have built a career crafting otherworldly, deeply unsettling avant-garde extreme metal that has always been difficult to pin down yet perpetually interesting. After a three year gap, the band is back with a surprisingly more accessible sound, if the first two tracks from The Reverses are anything to go by. Simple riffs and rhythms lead the way and provide a somewhat disorienting juxtaposition against the churning electronic atmosphere and nightmarish vocals. Will the rest of the album match up to the band’s horrific discography, or will a stripped-down approach open this band to wider recognition? I guess we’ll find out on Friday. FFO: Howls of Ebb, Blut Aus Nord, AEvangelist 6/17/16 (W.)


Winterhymn – Blood & Shadow (SoundAge Productions) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Blood of the Moon”

I don’t usually get excited about self-described folk metal bands, as many of them tend to be cheap Ensiferum or Eluveitie knockoffs. Winterhymn, on the other hand, shows that there are still fresh ideas on the pseudo-melodeath/kind-of-thrashy end of the spectrum. “Blood of the Moon” has everything I want from a folk metal song; gloriously powerful vocals, energetic riffs, and violins and keyboards that actually add to the music instead of distracting from it. If the rest of the album holds up, Winterhymn will have a place in Valhalla alongside the genre’s best. 6/17/16 (Spear)

16 Stitches – Tribulation (Independent) [Melodeath] 
Listen to “Tribulation”

Acheronte – Ancient Furies (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ancient Persecutor of Christianity (Diocletian)”

Art of Deception – Shattered Delusions (Crime Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Killing”

Beldam – Still the Wretched Linger (Horror Pain Gore Death) [Sludge]
Listen to “Needles”

Betrayal – Infinite Circles (Transcending Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Fighting Perdition”

Blut aus Nord/Ævangelist – Codex Obscura Nomina (split- Debemur Morti Productions) [Black Metal/The Sound of Light Being Eaten Alive]

Coldblood – Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil (Satanath Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Indescribable Physognomy of the Devil”

Darkreverie – Black Arts (Independent) [Death Metal]

Death I Am – Death I Am (TXC Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Calculating Fate”

Deceptionist – Initializing Irreversible Process (Unique Leader Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Quest for Identity”

Defuntos – A Eterna Dança da Morte (Dunkelheit Produktionen) [Black Metal]

Dementia – Dreaming in Monochrome (MDD Records) [Death Metal]

Demon Bitch – Hellfriends (Skol Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Hellfriends”

Envinya – The Harvester (STF Records) [Power Metal]

Exanimatvm – Dispersae et Tormentvm (Dunkelheit Produktionen) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Vae Victis,” “Dispersiones y Tormento”

Frozen Sword – Frozen Sword (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Blessing Way”

Ghazi – Meaning in Loss (Independent) [Death Metal]

Gojira – Magma (Roadrunner Records) [Groove Metal]
Listen to “Stranded,” “Silvera”

Great Master – Lion & Queen (Underground Symphony) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Traveller of Time”

Grey Wolf – Glorious Death (Arthorium Records) [Heavy Metal]

Grotesque Ceremonium – Demonic Inquisition (Satanath Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Malefizhaus & Hexengefangnis”

Integrity/Power Trip – Integrity/Power Trip (split- Magic Bullet Records) [Hardcore/Thrash]
Listen to “VVe Are the End” (Integrity), “Divine Apprehension” (Power Trip)

Kayotik – Enslaved to Chaos (The Orchard) [Death Metal]
Listen to “8 Stages of Death”

Lords of the Cemetery – Citipati (Great Dane/Noir Carrousel) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Citipati”

Macabra – …to the Bone (Vonfrost/Morbid Visions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Oppression Delegation”

Mardelas – Mardelas II (King Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Kamikaze”

MurderWorld – Dial M for Murder(World) (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Infected”

Ribspreader – Suicide Gate – A Bridge to Death (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Descent of the Morbid,” “Elegi”

Sewercide – Immortalized in Suffering (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Death Metal]
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Subterranean Disposition – Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure (Hypnotic Dirge Records) [Death/Doom]

Sydrom Einsamkeit/Morto – Musik eine Krankheit zu verursachen – Ensayos en absurdas reuniones (split- Wolfmond Production) [lolbuttz]

Thrawsunblat – Metachthonia (Ignifera Records) [Folky Black Metal]
Listen to “She Who Names the Stars”

Timeless Necrotears – Zeljka (Independent) [shrugs]

Vulture – Victim to the Blade (High Roller Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Victim to the Blade”

Wayfarer – Old Souls (Prosthetic Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Catcher,” “Deathless Tundra,” “All Lost in Aimless Chaos”

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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