This Toilet Tuesday (8/7/18)


It’s Toilet Tuesday, jerks. Time to glorify a select handful of new albums and relentlessly mock those that don’t make the cut.  It’s a pretty solid week overall, though, so not too much mocking. Check out our picks and hit that list for more good stuff.

Occelensbrigg – The Quest for the Star Mountain (Signal Rex) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Falling Guardians of Death and Life”

Rawness on par with Black Cilice, but with slightly more discernible, malevolently dissonant guitar? Sign me the hell up, even if I can hardly tell what’s going on half of the time. Despite the overwhelming din, the death rattle of the vocals somehow manages to cut through rather clearly. They’re good, too, but almost every time they come in, the whole package seems to cross the line into ‘just plain messy’ territory. Might just take some getting used to. I’ll definitely be back to try out more of this. 8/8/18 (Hans)

Rotten Pork – Tales of Failure (Independent) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “White Coats”

This struck me as an awfully tasteful name for a brutal death band/album, and indeed, Rotten Pork don’t quite seem content to paint by numbers; you have to wait all the way till the end for the breakdown and pig squeals! What you get until then is a surprisingly varied mix of brutal and tech death that doesn’t overdo it with the extremes of either branch. Some all-out brutality here, some flourish of weedlies over there, bridge the gap with more old-fashioned death, and add both gutturals and black metal shrieks. 8/8/18 (Hans)

Sacrificed Alliance – Withdrawn (Independent) [Prog/Melodeath]
Listen to “Spiritual Enlightenment”

Rarely do you hear melodeath that can hit both the emotional and technical highs without sacrificing one or the other, but that’s what Sacrificed Alliance have with “Spiritual Enlightenment.” The tone, both in terms of mood and the way the instruments sound, suggests a turn towards Beyond Creation-style jazzy tech death, but they stick with a somewhat more straightforward approach. I say “somewhat” because in terms of symphonic melodeath, this has some pretty non-standard melodic ideas. 8/11/18 (Spear)

Abigail – Far East Black Metal Onslaught (Hellprod Records) [Black Metal]

Act of Impalement – Perdition Cult (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Death Metal]
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Aethereus – Absentia (The Artisan Era) [Tech/Prog Death]
Listen to “Writhe,” “The Pale Beast,” “Cascades of Light”

Assault – Kill for Your Life (Scrape Records) [Heavy Metal]

Boris – Phenomenons Drive (Hello from the Gutter) [*]

Bösedeath/Incinerated Flesh – Saiyan Slam Fusion (split- Rising Nemesis Records) [SLAM]

Brutal Sphincter – Analhu Akbar (Rotten Roll Rex) [Goregrind]

Divine Ecstasy – Strange Passions (Iron Bonehead) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Lost in the Catacombs”

Dol Ammad – Cosmic Gods: Episode II – Astroatlas (Independent) [Operatic Power Metal]
Listen to “The Nova Temple”

Dryad – Panta Rhei (Independent) [Folk Metal]

Effluvia – Laboratory Casualties (Filthcake) [Deathgrind]

Essenz – Manes Impetus (Independent) [Black/Doom]
Listen to “Peeled & Released”

Fishslaughter – Fishslaughter II (Independent) [uh]

Gloam/Obscure Evil – Gloam/Obscure Evil (split- Blood Harvest Records) [Black Metal]

Haunt – Burst into Flame (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Heavy Metal]

Helgast – Constellation (Shub Niggurath Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Look To The Skies”

Hermann – Disart Brut: Mausoleum (Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions) [Black Metal]

Hollow Prophet/Scumfuck – Scumprophet (split- Hollow Crown Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Scumprophet”

Ill Omen – The Grande Usurper (Iron Bonehead) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Ruinous Drear”

Imperceptum – Heart of Darkness (Grey Matter Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Lightdevourer”, “Sentient Essence of Chaos”

Imperial Domain – The Deluge (Inverse Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “True Face of War”

Lurk – Fringe (Transcending Obscurity) [Sludge/Doom]

Mad Max – 35 (Steamhammer) [Heavy Metal]

Malevolents – Gladiator (Independent) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Political Correctness”

Molder – An Act of Revenge (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Death Thrash]

Muldjord – A Cascade of Eventualities (Independent) [Blackened Death Metal]

Nergal – The Rebirth (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Climax Elation”

Plaguewielder – Surrender to the Void (Fragile Branch Recordings) [Blackened Sludge]
Listen to “Howling Souls”

Primal Fear – Apocalypse (Frontiers Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “King of Madness,” “Hounds of Justice”

Profezia – Dodekaprofeton (Moribund Records) [Black Metal]

Pyreficativm – संसार का पथ (Living Temple Records) [Ambient/Uncomfortable Black Metal]

Radiant Knife – Science Fiction (Independent) [Sludge/Doom/Prog]
Listen to “Wasted Minds”

Reunion – Wolffest (Hidden Marly Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Transcendense”

Sinaya – Maze of Madness (Brutal Records) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Abyss to Death”

Sinsaenum – Repulsion for Humanity (earMusic) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Nuit Noire,” “Final Resolve”

Susia Veri – Aurelia (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]

Symphony of Symbols – Historiocriticism (Metal Scrap Records) [Death Metal]

Tongue Eating Louse – Voidwalker (Sludgelord) [Sludge/Doom]

Transient – Sources of Human Satisfaction (Six Weeks Records) [Grind]

Unanimated – Annihilation (Century Media Records) [Blackened Death Metal]

Vardan – Unholy Lightless Summer (Moribund Records) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Unholy Lightless Summer Pt. 1”

Vicery – Devolution… (Narcoleptica Productions) [Death Metal]

Witchfyre – Grimorium Verum (Fighter Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Behind the Wall”

Zero Down – Larger than Death (Minotaur Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Horns”

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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