This Toilet Tuesday (7/17/18)


Welcome to This Toilet Tuesday, where the new music flows like milk and honey. Hans and I drank deeply of these sweet rivers, and we have returned to offer you a small taste of what is to be found today. For real, this is a pretty damn good week; check out that list for way more stuff than we were able to cover up here.

Abduction – A Crown of Curses (Death Kvlt Productions) [Black Metal]

Ever since hearing that weird-ass Kuxan Suum song released on Black Twilight, I’ve been looking for psychedelic black metal that really goes nuts with the concept, so I am very happy today. Doubly so because these folks throw in other good stuff: the pleasantly numbing monotony of Sun Worhsip, Fell Voices, et al, and melancholy, subtle synths from DSBM. The cold, buzzing guitars and the heavily distorted and reverb-y vocals make one think of Darkspace, but the cosmic atmosphere comes not from scientific rationale but rather from a “Hawkwind on a REALLY bad acid trip realising everything is futile” sort of angle. 7/20/18 (Hans)

Finnr’s Cane – Elegy (Prophecy Productions) [Black Metal]

“Strange Sun” is the only of the three tracks that I would call black metal without much of a second thought, and even that doesn’t stick to one niche, oscillating between various atmospheric approaches and the claustrophobia of Thantifaxath, all the while employing a tremendous wall of sound. “Willow” does open with a sad tremolo riff, yes, but suddenly breaks into a stoner doom riff and decides to trip out for a good while; after that, all bets are off as to what I’d call it. “Elegy” is straight up funeral doom, albeit the most entertaining I’ve heard so far, that makes great use of dynamic range; when that really quiet part comes in, it makes the part before it seem like a train just passed right in front of you. 7/20/18 (Hans)

Skeletonwitch – Devouring Radiant Light (Prosthetic Records) [Black Thrash]

Much ado has been made of the new direction Skeletonwitch has been heading lately; the newer, blacker sound has been off-putting to some (not to mention the wieners that keep whining about the vocals). I, for one, welcome our new black metal overlords. While it’s certainly different, they haven’t let go of the core of their sound at all- they’re just approaching it from a different angle. “When Paradise Fades” alone should be proof enough of that. The ‘Witch haven’t lost a step, and Devouring Radiant Light is shaping up to be beast. 7/20/18 (Spear)

The Agony Scene – Tormentor (Outerloop Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Hand of the Divine”

Asgrauw – Gronspech (Hidden Marly Production) [Black Metal]

Black Absence – Beyond the Light (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Exodus”

Black Elephant – Cosmic Blues (Small Stone) [Stoner]
Listen to “Cosmic Soul”

Carnal Decay – When Push Comes to Shove (Rising Nemesis Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Food For Thoughts”

Cemetery Lust – Rotting in Piss (Hells Headbangers) [Black Thrash]

Coffinrot – Retribution Divine (Zerobudget Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Arboreal Affliction”

Cryonic Temple – Deliverance (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “End of Days”

Cryptic Hymn – The Vast Unknowing (Independent) [Death Metal]

Depths of Hatred – Bloodguilt (Prosthetic Records) [Deathcore]

Desire of Pain – Inmensity (Australis Records) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Vertigo”

Distorted Harmony – A Way Out (Independent) [Prog Metal]

Existem – Mantle (Independnet) [Prog Metal]

Extremity – Coffin Birth (20 Buck Spin) [Death Metal]

Goat Explosion – Rumors of Man (Into Endless Chaos) [Doom]
Listen to “If Crimson Was My Tower”

Ineffable Demise – Beyond The Marrow Gates (Reality Fade) [Brutal Death]

Iron Buddha – Old Hex (Cut-N-Paste Recordings) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Sheema/Man’s Demise”

Iron Hunter – Mankind Resistance (Fighter Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “In the Heat of the Night”

Jungle Rot – Jungle Rot (Victory Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “A Burning Cinder”

Khanus – Flammarion (I, Voidhanger) [Death Metal]

The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult (Season of Mist) [Synth Sludge]

Macabre Decay – Purgatory (Immortal Souls Productions) [Death Metal]

Mayd – My Angels Your Demons (Narcoleptica Productions) [Metalcore]

Metalriff – Blinded (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Blinded”

Mutilation Rites – Chasm (Gilead Media) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Pierced Larynx”

Nexilva – Aseity: I (Independent) [Prog Death/core]
Listen to “Decades”

Parius – The Eldritch Realm (Independent) [Techish Melodeath]

Phantom – Death Epic (I, Voidhanger) [Black Doom]
Listen to “Night Sweet Night”

Pissboiler – Att med kniv ta en kristens liv (Third I Rex) [Doom]

Powerwolf – The Sacrament of Sin (Napalm Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to uuuuggghh
Video Breakdown

Proliferation – Woodborn (Independent) [Prog/Tech Death]
Listen to “Memories of a False Home,” “Ordealis I: Condemned”

Runemagick – Evoked from Abysmal Sleep (Flowing Downwards) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Runes of the Undead”

Sahon – Chanting for the Fallen (Transcending Obscurity) [Thrash]

Spaceslug – Eye the Tide (BSFD Records) [Doom]

Tokyo Blade – Unbroken (3ms Music) [Heavy Metal]

Tragacanth – The Journey of a Man (Pest Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Death: Journey’s End”

Triguna – The Mark of Sacrifice (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Rise”

Ultha – Dismal Ruins pt. II (Vendetta Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Vitrescent”

United – Absurdity (Spiritual Beast) [Thrash]

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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