This Toilet Tuesday (8/16/16)


Welcome, fellows of the flush, to another round of This Toilet Tuesday! Most of this week’s fare has sunk unceremoniously to the bottom of the bowl, but a few floaters have risen to the surface in a greasy display of dominance over the foul dregs beneath them. We’ve picked out a few of our favorites, but there are a couple more lurking in that list below. Start poking through this mess and let us know if there’s anything we missed!

feral light

Feral Light – A Sound of Moving Shields (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Baptized in Shellfire”

In the world of near infinite supply when it comes to extreme metal to stream on the internet, bands must ensure that they have the skills to meet demand and stand out from the crowd. A band that can grab your attention with a single track is even more, but “Baptized in Shellfire” is pretty rad. Between those classic, thrash influenced riffs, the slight dissonant bends in the middle, and the tinny drums that sound just great on my laptop speakers, my interest is definitely piqued. I am pressing A to hear more.” FFO: Triptykon, Predatory Light, Midnight 8/19/16 (W.)


Bewitcher – Bewitcher (Diabolic Might/Divebomb) [Black/Speed Metal]

I have a lot of respect for 12-bar blues’ humble origins, but at this point, it’s a horse whose corpse has been ground into dust by musicians the world over for the past 115 years or so. Bewitcher are either blissfully ignorant of this or simply don’t care, but I’m willing to let that slide in this case. “Speed ‘Til You Bleed” takes the I-IV-V progression and makes it cool again with grimy vocals and no-fucks-given riffing. I hope the rest of the album mixes it up a bit, but for now I’m content to bask in the speed. 8/18/16 (Spear)

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Skeletonwitch – The Apothic Gloom (Prosthetic Records) [Black Thrash]

Dubz already covered this pretty thoroughly in his review, but I feel like adding my two cents. As he pointed out, The Apothic Gloom divides neatly into two familiar tracks and two with some new tricks, but all of it is tonally very distinct from their past work. Whether the changes have been spurred by the split with Chance or are there to complement Adam’s vocal style, the new music feels a lot more… well, gloomy. Regardless, the new tunes slay, and the production is a marked improvement on Serpents Unleashed (or at the very least, there isn’t any ear-splitting clipping coming from the cymbals anymore). This is the start of a new era for the band, one that I wholeheartedly look forward to watching unfold. 8/19/16 (Spear)


Hellbringer – Awakened From The Abyss (High Roller Records) [Thrash]

SSSLLLLAAAAYYYYEEEERRRRRR! Sorry, I can’t help myself. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a release sound so similar to Hell Awaits/Haunting The Chapel-era Slayer. Awakened From The Abyss is pure Slaytanic worship. On this, their second album, Australian trio Hellbringer have definitely lived up to their name. Every single track echoes moments from thrash’s halcyon days of the mid-80’s. There is not a moment during its 32-minute run-time that this record is not riffing your face off. As soon as I bought this, my town ran out of beer, the neighbours moved out, and I can’t hear anymore. I’m sure it’s all just a coincidence though. 8/12/16. (Lacertilian)

Armory – World Peace… Cosmic War (High Roller Records) [Thrash/Speed Metal]
Listen to “High Speed Death,” “Phantom Warrior”

Ass ‘n’ Butt – Berserker (AFM Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Berzerker”

Beelzefuzz – The Righteous Bloom (Abstract Distribution) [Doom]
Listen to “Nazriff,” “Rat Poison Parfait”

Blood Incantation – Starspawn (Dark Descent Records) [Death Metal]

Calling Apollo – The Great Depression: Act 1 (Independent) [Alt Metal]
Listen to “Obelisk”

Carbonic Acid – カマキリミイラ (Independent) [wat]
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Daniel Lioneye – Vol. III (The End Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Ravensong”

Demonomancy/Witchcraft – Archaic Remnants of the Numinous/At the Diabolus Hour (split – Nuclear War Now!) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Archaic Remnants of the Numinous” (Demonancy) “Grave Immolation” (Witchcraft)

Destroying the Devoid – Paramnesia (Unique Leader Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “The Endless Cycles of Lunacy,” “Carnivale Nocturno”

Espionage – Wings of Thunder (Independent) [Heavy/Speed Metal]

Ēōs – Third demo (Independent) [Funeral Doom]

The Great Sabatini/Godstopper – The Great Sabatini/Godstopper (split- No List Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “The Ear Collector” (TGS)

Hellbringer – Awakened from the Abyss (High Roller Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Dark Overseer”

Hellrider – No Future (Independent) [Thrash]

In Cauda Venenum/Heir/Spectrale – In Cauda Venenum/Heir/Spectrale (split- Emanations) [Post-Black Metal/Sludge]

Luís Kalil – Sunset Daredevil (Independent) [Petrucci Worship]
Listen to “Sunrise”

Marsh Dweller – The Weight of Sunlight (Bindrune Recordings) [Blackened Melodeath]

Mepharis – Rebirth (Independent) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “A Dying Wish” (Anathema cover)

Mindscar – What’s Beyond the Light (Independent) [Melodeath]

Naevus – Heavy Burden (Meta Matter Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Black Sun”

Oaken Heart – Alluvium (Independent) [Post-Metal]
Listen to “Alluvium,” “Anthropozän”

Paymon – Beyond Darkness I Fall (Schattenkult Produktionen) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Beyond Darkness I Fall”

Regnum Caelorum et Gehenna/Φnality Blast – Ⅻ (collaboration- Independent) [Melodeath]

Rêx Mündi – Ontology (Wolfspell Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Valence”

Rokugen Alice – 前衛歌劇団 イデア座 ~人殺しヴィレッジ~ side;AWAKE (Independent) [Power Metal]

Sabaton – The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast Records) [Literal War Metal]
Listen to “The Lost Battalion,” “Blood of Bannockburn,” “Shiroyama”

Second Grave – Blacken the Sky (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Afraid of the Dark”

Shadow Witch – Sun Killer (Independent) [Psychedelic Doom]

Spire – Entropy (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Void”

Stilla – Skuggflock (Nordvis) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Vårens sista önskan”

Suicidal Madness – Illusions funestes (Wolfspell Records) [DSBM]
Listen to “Intro/Démence”

Tempelheks – Serpents, Gods and Men (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Come Atlantis,” “Hyperborean Rites”

Throes of Dawn – Our Voices Shall Remain (Argonauta Records) [Progressive/Post-Metal]
Listen to “We Used to Speak in Colours,” “Lifelines”

Totenmond – Der letzte Mond vor dem Beil (Massacre Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Fort von Gott”

Twilight Fauna – Fire of the Spirit (Fragile Branch Recordings) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
Listen to “Annointing Oil”

Violent Revolution – State of Unrest (Profane Records) [Thrash]

Visceral Cadaverment – Putrid Parasite Cereal (Valist Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

Voids of Vomit – Ritval Expiation (Unholy Domain records) [Death Metal]

Winterfylleth – The Dark Hereafter (Spinefarm/Candlelight) [Black Metal]

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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