This Toilet Tuesday (6/9/15)


Its legend has survived on hushed whispers and arcane tomes. A leftover fragment of creation, it exists in a space between worlds upon the very corpse of God. Unfathomable horrors are said to guard the path to its resting place. Gazing into its pristine waters is said to reveal all that has ever been flushed and all that will ever be flushed: the golden Toilet of Revelation. Since learning of it, it has never strayed from your thoughts. It is the one thing left you desire, and you have braved that which no man should endure in order to find it.

You emerge from the long-forgotten passage into an immense space no cavern could possibly hold. Across a vast plain, scarred by countless fulgurations and faintly illuminated by a black sun and the occasional flicker of an eldritch purple light in the swirling clouds above, you can see the faint glitter of gold. The path to the toilet is treacherous, but you’ve done your research; you know a safe path. Scrambling down the hill, you begin to feel the pressure of ancient divinity, as though something was watching you from all sides. You peer over your shoulder when you reach the bottom; the entrance at the top of the hill has vanished, the plain stretching out in all directions. There is no going back now.

The sight of the golden toilet is more impressive than any book could describe. Twice your height, it sits atop a four-tiered dais, stone angels circling it on each tier with their arms outstretched in praise. It shines brilliantly despite the faint light. Your heart is pounding in your chest as you climb the platforms. This is what you’ve been searching for all these years. When you reach the top, a brilliant purple bolt strikes you from the clouds. The roar of thunder deafens you momentarily, but it’s over quickly. You feel power flowing through your veins; you have become He Who Flushes, the Omniscient, the new guardian of the All-Toilet. The circle of angels now lie prostrate before you, their new lord.

You peer into the toilet.


Cantharone – Sons of the Crow (ZeroBudget Records) [Sludge]

You like vikings? Of course you do, everyone likes vikings. So if everyone likes vikings, how come only melodeath bands theme themselves around them? Where’s the viking SLUDGE? The answer is right here, courtesy of your homeboys in Cantharone. Sons of the Crow is a gut-busting EP with lots of tasty guitarmonies that recall epic viking stalwarts like Amon Amarth while maintaining a girthy, downtuned sound to make their big bad doom daddies proud. (HessianHunter)

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Howls of Ebb – The Marrow Veil (I, Voidhanger) [Weird Death]
Listen to “Standing on Bedlam, Burning in Bliss”

From the first few seconds of “Standing on Bedlam, Burning in Bliss,” I knew I was going to love Howls of Ebb. Nigh-impenetrable sound that will take me multiple listens to decipher? Check. Insane song structures belched from the blackest pits of Yuggoth? Check. Cryptic artwork and presentation? Check. Yep, this has me all twitterpated. Weird death forever. FFO: AEvangelist, Swallowed, Chaos Echoes (W.)


Nightslug – Loathe (Lost Pilgrim Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Loathe”

Great progress is being made for the advancement of slugs in music. Nightslug have joined the ranks of Slugdge and Guttural Slug to bring about the glorious, slimy will of Great Mollusca. Unlike the other two bands, though, Nightslug spread the mucus with a decidedly grimier, sludgier approach. If you love things that sound like they crawled out of the primordial ooze with the sole purpose of spreading dangerous ideals and/or rocking, you’ll dig this. FFO: Monolithian, Pristina, Union of Sleep (W.)


Carnalation – Ghosts (Inverse Records) [Deathgrind]

Carnalation was responsible for one of the better deathgrind albums of ’12. Three years has been a long time to wait for the follow-up and I did not know how to feel when they announced it would not be just straightforward beating but there’d be some odd hooks too. Especially since we’re talking about an EP, the perfect medium for short, sharp shock. Luckily my worries were in vain, there’s a lot less grind here but the death is strong and there are even some feels here. While the actual music doesn’t sound like Dead Congregation the songwriting – the dynamics woven by two guitars before transitioning from a moody section to blasting grind – reminds me of exactly them. (Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod)

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Temple of Dagon – Revelations of the Spirit (Voodoo Records) [Crust]
Listen to “Nexus of Reality”

I wrote about Temple of Dagon way back on the very first This Toilet Tuesday, and now, less than a year later, they’ve cranked out another EP. I’m pleased to report that they haven’t slowed down a bit. “Nexus of Reality” is a filthy beast that opens with a stomping mid tempo riff before giving way to an all-out mosher. Make sure you clear some space in your living room before hitting “play.” (Spear)


Hadit – Introspective Contemplation of the Microcosmus (Caligari Records) [Blackened Death]

I like my thick, heavy beer the way I like my thick, heavy music: thick and heavy. The dense, churning sound of Hadit makes me want to grab a massive imperial stout and wade through a swamp. With feet firmly planted in both death and black metal, these brooding Italians stir up a dissonant miasma of heaviness on Introspective Contemplation of the Microcosmus. While it doesn’t writhe in the murk quite the same as Ævangelist, fans of their recent release will dig Hadit. Sometimes they slog and drag their feet through the intestines of fallen posers, and other times they furiously rampage through leagues of filthy plebs. The point is, this album is swirling, heavy mass of dark fury, and you can bet I’ll be lining up to get obliterated. (Stockhausen)

Ahna – Perpetual Warfare (Independent) [Crust]

Ashtar – Ilmasaari (Czar of Bullets) [Blackened Doom]
Listen to “Des siècles qui éternellement séparent le corps mortel de mon âme”

Basilisk – Traumland (Echozone) [Gothic Metal]

Burning Point – Burning Point (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Find Your Soul”

Chainsheart – Leaving Planet Hell (Pitch Black Records) [Heavy Metal]

Claymorean – Unbroken (Stormspell Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Ironhide”

Conquest – Taste of Life (Ferrrum) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Taste of Life”

Darkened Winter/Summon the Tempest Winds – The Cold Steel of Heathen Might (split- Winterrealm Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “War on Christianity” (StTW)

Darkology – Fated to Burn (Prime Eon) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “On Morrow’s Break”

Disarmonia Mundi – Cold Inferno (Coroner Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Stormghost”

Disloyal – Godless (Ghastly Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Mechanism of Deceit”

Dogmatic Absolution – Poetries of Oppression (Tridroid Records) [Black Metal]

Dying Humanity – Deadened (Bastardized Recordings) [Melodeath]
Listen to “I Am King”

Dystrophy – Wretched Host (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Wretched Host”

Egaheitor – El Mal Original (Blasphemous Attack Productions) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Destrozos de Hegemonia”

Epsilon – Zu Richten (Mighty Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “I Shall Feast on the Flesh of my Enemies”

Gorgoroth – Instinctus Bestialis (Soulseller Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ad Omnipotens Aeterne Diabolus”

Graveyard Shifters – High Heels and Broken Bones (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “Bender”

Half Hearted – Finding Light (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Flying & Falling”

Hollow Haze – Memories of an Ancient Time (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Rain of Fire Lights”

House of Lords – Indestructible (Frontiers Music) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Go to Hell”

Into the Divine – Harbinger of Entropy (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Verities of Immortality”

Invert the Idols – Condemnation (Black Earth Records) [Slamboree]

Kaos Vortex – Seeds of Decay (Independent) [Death Metal]

Khaossos – Kuolonkuu (Independent) [Black Metal]

Lorna Shore – Psalms (Density Records) [Deathcore]

Midnight Odyssey – Shards of Silver Fade (I, Voidhanger) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Myopic Empire – Doom EP (Independent) [You Figure It Out]

Neurotech – Stigma (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Of Adversity”

The Night Flight Orchestra – Skyline Whispers (Coroner Records) [Rock]
Listen to “Sail On”

No Consequence – Vimana (Basick Records) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Our Time Has Come,” “Speechless”

Nordfrost – Naturgewalten (Ewiges Eis Records) [Black Metal]

Rise to Fall – End vs. Beginning (Coroner Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Threshold”

Sabbat/Sexual Perverts – Sexualuciferian (Underground Glory) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Black Metal Scythe” (Sabbat), “Sex Maniacs” (Sexual Perverts) [very NSFW]

Saturn Form Essence/Ostie – Saturn Form Essence/Ostie (split- Floppy Noise) [Black Metal]

Shit – Scavengers of a Dying Sun (Chaos Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sulphur the Right”

Sideburn – Evil or Divine (Metalville Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Sea of Sins”

Space Mirrors – The Street Remains (Atomic Age Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “In the Blood”

Starborn – The Dreaming City (Stormspell Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Carnival of Shadows”

Stormhammer – Echoes of a Lost Paradise (Massacre Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Bloody Tears”

Strengthen What Remains – Justice Creeps Slow (Blood & Ink) [Hardcore]
Listen to “Rewriting the Past”

Suppuration – Devouring Your Prayers (Gore House Productions) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Burning of Priests”

Terminus – The Reaper’s Spiral (Stormspell Records) [Heavy Metal]

Thrashole – Blasphemy (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Solitary Confinement”

Titans Eve – Chasing the Devil (Independent) [Thrash]

Twilight Fauna – Shadows of Ancestors (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Vigilance – Hounds of Megiddo (Witches Brew/Dying Victims Productions) [Black Metal]

Withering Soul – Adverse Portrait (Mortal Music) [Blackened Death]

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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