This Toilet Tuesday (8/20/19)


It’s another Toilet Tuesday, and it’s a damn fine one this week. There’s not a lot on our plate in terms of overall volume, but we’ve got solid showings of melodeath, power metal, doom, thrash, and then some this week. There should be a little something down there for you regardless of what you’re looking for, and as always, let us know if we missed anything that deserves to be heard.

Freedom Call – M.E.T.A.L. (Steamhammer) [Power Metal]
Listen to “111,” “M.E.T.A.L.”

Ignoring their recent aesthetic and nominative choices, Freedom Call has been an excellent purveyor of purest Teutonic power metal for decades. M.E.T.A.L may contend for their dumbest album title and the cover be only marginally better than the previous one, but goddamn if “Spirit of Daedalus” doesn’t keep up with their line of Gamma Ray’s finest, dumbest, funnest songs Kai Hansen never got around to write. 8/23/19 (Karhu)

Isole – Dystopia (Hammerheart Records) [Doom]

Hammerheart Records’ Bandcamp says that “fans of classic Doom Metal should beg, steal, or kill to get their hands on Dystopia.” Just a couple songs into the stream, I’m inclined to agree; Isole rocks the same vibe as Candlemass, with soaring vocals and crawling, calamitous riffs accompanied with some awesome lead work. If you need further convincing, just give “Beholder” a listen: it features some sweet interplay between the guitars and bass, and the double-time section near the end kicks ass. 8/23/19 (Spear)

Acheronthia Styx – Dimension Asymmetric Division (Independent) [Melodeath]

Aktaion – Above Empires (Independent) [Metalcore]

Amanita Virosa – Original Plague (Inverse Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “I Walk Away”

Arshenic – Final Collision (Sliptrick Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Dear Remorse”

The Black Wizards – Reflections (Independent) [Psych Rock]
Listen to “Imposing Sun”

Book of Wyrms – Remythologizer (Twin Earth Records) [Stoner Doom]

Cemican – In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli (M-Theory Audio) [Folk Metal]

Domination Inc. – Memoir 414 (Steamhammer) [Thrash/Groove Metal]

Dullahan – Dullahan’s Brew (Independent) [Sludge]

Equilibrium – Renegades (Nuclear Blast) [Melodeath]
Listen to “A Lost Generation”

Eternal Storm – Come the Tide (Transcending Obscurity) [Melodeath]

Gorezone – Implexaeon (Rising Nemesis Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Haloworm Gagantuan”

Gurthang – Ascension (Immortal Frost Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “In Void Again”

Helhorse – Hydra (Napalm Records) [Heavy Metal]

Helvetets Port – From Life to Death (High Roller Records) [Heavy Metal]

The Holeum – Sublime Emptiness (Lifeforce Records) [Post-Metal]

Illdisposed – Reveal Your Soul for the Dead (Massacre Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “With Hate”

Ivory Tower – Stronger (Massacre Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “End Transmission,” “Loser”

Leather Lung – Lonesome, On’ry and Evil (Magnetic Eye Records) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Ain’t Feelin’ No Pain”

Merlin – The Mortal (The Company) [Doom]

Moon Bog – Dust (Basement Cult Records) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Nemesea – White Flag (Napalm Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “White Flag,” “Kids With Guns”

Ortus – Forgotten Memories (Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Winds of Winter”

Pa Vesh En – Pyrefication (Iron Bonehead) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Call of the Dead”

Rimruna/Thanatomania – Nexus (split- Schattenkult Produktionen) [Black Metal]

Sacred Reich – Awakening (Metal Blade) [Thrash]
Listen to “Awakening,” “Manifest Reality”

Scimitar – Shadows of Man (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Knights Collapse”

Shiver of Frontier – Can You See the World? (Black-Listed Records) [Power Metal]

Sorcery – Necessary Excess of Violence (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”

VAK – Loud Wind (Indie Recordings) [Proggy Sludge]
Listen to “Loud Wind”

Wrvth – No Rising Sun (Unique Leader) [Post-Tech Death?]
Listen to “Eventide”

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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