This Toilet Tuesday (8/29/17)


Welcome once more to This Toilet Tuesday! If I’m being honest, there wasn’t much this week to capture my attention, but Hans has a couple solid sludge picks for you. Perhaps I didn’t look hard enough, but I can only take so many terrible power metal vocalists before I start to relapse into my alcoholism and black out at the keyboard. Let everyone know what doesn’t suck and save us some pain.

Shitshifter – Pyre (Independent) [Blackened Sludge]
Listen to “Light The Pyre”

Picked this one partly to save you the trouble of looking for the best band name this week, but mostly because Shitshifter are straight-up fire. There is a sludgy element to the sound – it’s grimy as hell and things slow down for the last minute of the preview track – but these guys are right at home with d- and blast beats, and if their previous effort is any indication, those will be pretty prevalent throughout the record. A dense and noisy affair, Shitshifter seem capable of delivering quite a bludgeoning. And damn, Shitshifter is so much fun to say. 9/1/17 (Hans)

Monte Luna – Monte Luna (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “6000 Year March,” “Inverted Mountain”

Monte Luna remind me a lot of Bongripper. They’ve got those syrupy, monotone stoner riffs down to a T, and manage to deliver them in a manner as hypnotizing as it is hard-hitting. To this solid foundation, they add a singer who turns out to be surprisingly varied, covering a good amount of ground between drunken, drawn-out crooning, downright caustic shrieking, and some barking growls. Both preview tracks end with about two minutes of ambient noise, which seems like wasted riff-space if you ask me, but nonetheless, there’s no doubt you could pick a far worse soundtrack to pack a bowl to. 9/2/17 (Hans)

Besatt – Anticross (Zero Dimensional Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Engraved Face”

I’ve been feeling burned out on black metal lately, but Besatt might just reel me back in. They have that skronky goodness I so crave, plus a bunch of other cool stuff going on. The opening riff to “Engraved Face” brings Suffering Hour to mind, and the music stays consistently intricate throughout. Not in a tech-death noodly sort of way, either; each instrument is doing something distinct from the others, building layers of harmony. The Batushka-style chorus at the end makes me all the more excited for the full release; keep an eye on this one. 9/1/17 (Spear)

Alder Glade – Spine of the World (Independent) [Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “Lord of the Lakes”

Anubis Gate – Covered in Black (Nightmare Records) [Power Prog]
Listen to “The Combat”

At Dusk/Sacerdos – At Dusk/Sacerdos (split- Pacific Threnodies) [Black Metal]

Atorc – Seven Tales of Swords & Ale (Independent) [Folk Metal]

The Black Wizards – What the Fuzz! (Independent) [Doom/Rock]
Listen to “Build Your Home,” “I Don’t Wanna Die”

Contrive – Slow Dissolve (Independent) [Groove Metal]
Listen to “Connect-dead”

The Convalescence – This Is Hell (Unique Leader Records) [Deathcore]
Listen to “This Is Hell”

Coughdust – Worldwrench (Suicide Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Serpents of the Earth”

Disfigured Human Mind/Insomnia Isterica – Morbid Schizophrenic Minds in the Cabaret Noisecore (split- Murder Records) [Grind/Noise]

Disfigured Human Mind/New York Against the Belzebub – Só Queremos Dizer Merda e Meter Nojo (split- Murder Records) [Grind/Noise]

Dutchguts/Chained to the Dead (split- Horror Pain Gore Death) [Punk/Sludge/Death Metal]
Listen to “Bad Batch”, “The Ones That Walk Away”

Epica – The Solace System (Nuclear Blast Records) [Deviantart Metal]
Listen to “The Solace System”
Video Breakdown

FireForce – Annihilate the Evil (Limb Music) [Power Metal]
Listen to “The Boys From Down Under”

Great Vast Forest – From the Dark Times to the Black Metal Legions (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “In the Deep Forests of Transylvania”

The Hole – The Wrath (Necromance Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Glory Kill”

Impalers – The Celestial Dictator (Initium/Evil Eye) [Thrash]
Listen to “Sun,” “Terrestrial Demise”

Implements of Hell – Propitiatory Punishment (Amputated Vein Records) [Slamdring, the Foe-Slammer]
Listen to “Chainsaw Catheter”

Incarnal – Mortuary Cult (Via Nocturna) [Death Metal]
Listen to “In Blood I Bathe”

Inherithrone – Revelación svprema del nuevo eón (Independent) [Brutal Death Metal]

In Somnia – For the Harvest (Via Nocturna) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Helix Z”

Lepra – Whom Aeons Tore Apart (Drakkar Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Wrecked on the Ruins of Time,” “Aureole of Flies”

Lethal Night – Visions in the Night (Independent) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Crystal Moon/Visions in the Night”

Leucosis – Liminal (Sentient Ruin Laboratories) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Saturnal,” “Manifest”

Lilyum – Altar of Fear (Vacula Productions) [Black Metal]

Magenta Harvest – …and Then Came the Dust (Apostasy Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Murderous Breed,” “An Abode of Ashes”

Medebor – Dark Eternal (Via Nocturna) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Oblivion Came So Quiet”

Motörhead – Under Cöver (Motörhead Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Heroes” (David Bowie cover)

Nemecic – The Deathcantation (Inverse Records) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Ouroboros,” “Smoke Electric”

Nigajyo – Janus (Mother Sky Tapes) [Black Metal]

Night – Raft of the World (The Sign Records) [Rock/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Surrender,” “Time,” “Winds”

Nino Helfrich – Hourglass (Independent) [Melodeath, sort of]
Listen to “Hourglass,” “Your Own Way”

Orationem – Trve Holy Black Metal (Vision of God Records) [Black Metal]

Ovarian Despoilment – Ustulate Monuments (Show No Mercy Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

Paradise Lost – Medusa (Nuclear Blast Records) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “The Longest Winter,” “Blood and Chaos”

Reptilian Illuminati – Dark/Light (Independent) [Conspiracy Doom]

Rezet – You Asked for It (Soulfood/Believe Digital) [Thrash]
Listen to “Minority Erazer”

River of Time – Revival (Art of the Night Productions) [Thrash/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Revival”

Sator – Ordeal (Argonauta Records) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Heartache”

Scimitar – Where Darkness Dwells (Independent) [Thrash]

Septicflush – Codex Omega (Prosthetic/Season of Mist) [Symphonic Death Metal]
Listen to “Dante’s Inferno,” “3rd Testament”

Silius – Hell Awakening (Massacre Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Seven Demons”

Stonehand – Дом на холме (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Дом на холме”

Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond (Vicisolum Records) [Prog Rock/Metal]
Listen to “Nomad”

Sxuperion – Myriad (Bloody Mountain Records) [Death Metal]

Thunder Fall – Glorious a New World (Black Listed Productions) [Power Metal]
god why

Watcher’s Guard – Watcher’s Guard (Independent) [Doom]

When Bitter Spring Sleeps – Star-Thrown (Pagan Flames Productions) [Choral Black Metal]
Listen to “CosmiCathedraLumination”

Zorr – Last Bastion of Black Imperial Might (Pagan Infantry Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Anfauglir”

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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