This Toilet Tuesday (9/11/18)

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It is Toilet Tuesday, and I have returned to regurgitate a pile of half-digested new releases down your hungry throats. I have a question for you this time: how much new music do you generally scope out in a week? By “new” I mean bands you’re unfamiliar with, or maybe you only know by name. There’s a lot of stuff to sift through, and I’m curious how much of it actually gets listened to.


Xalpen – Wowk Otrr (Morbid Skull Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Kay’taw hawrr sho’on plakaw-msh”

Not as weird as it makes itself out to be, but far from as generic as it could be. Xalpen mostly keep things recognizable with second-wave riffing, but spruce it up enough to warrant some attention: d-beats are a nice surprise, and the insane, layered vocals are oddly entertaining. All in all, it seems like these guys are having – gasp – FUN, an impression supported by the maniacal laughter popping up here and there. 13/9/18 (Hans)


Hyperwülff – Volume Two: The Divide (Dischi Bervisti) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Last Ride”

While I could see stoners having fun with the monotonous beat, there’s a distinct lack of fuzz, which prevents this from falling in the genre’s muddy trappings. A snarling guitar sound and the frequent aggression in the vocals push it more in the direction of sludge or post-hardcore. The overall atmosphere is certainly not a cozy one; you’re unlikely to fall asleep to this. Give it a go if you’re fresh out of weed and on edge. 14/9/18 (Hans)


Black Viper – Hellions of Fire (High Roller Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Hellions of Fire”

This Toilet Tuesday is not, nor ever has been or ever will be, a competition, but if it was, I’d handily declare Black Viper the winner and be mailing them a gold-embossed toilet plaque to hang in their practice space. This is some prime speed metal; it’s fast as hell, full of shredding guitars and wailing vocals, and loaded with riffs that teem with energy. Trad metal enthusiasts should get on this right the fuck now, and, well, so should everyone else. 9/14/18 (Spear)


Abhorrence – Megalohydrothalassophobic (Svart Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Hyperobject Beneath the Waves,” “Anthem for the Anthropocene”

Ally the Fiddle – Up (Gentle Art of Music) [Prog Rock/Fusion]
Listen to “Sisyphos”

An Autumn for Crippled Children – The Light of September (Consouling Sounds) [Post-Black Metal]

Anisoptera – Spawn of Odonata (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Ammonite,” “Sterilization”

Anna Pest – A Fortress of Flesh (Independent) [Deathcore]
Mostly Stream

Archgoat – The Luciferian Crown (Debemur Morti Productions) [Black/Death Metal]
Listen

Bayview Suspect – Survival or Ruin (Independent) [Melodic Deathcore]
Listen

Bosse-de-Nage – Further Still (The Flenser) [Post-Black/Hardcore]
Listen

Burial Hordes – Θανατος αιωνιος (The Termination Thesis) (Folter Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Thrownness and Fallenness of Being,” “Human Condition Isolation Meaninglessness Mortality”

Capital Punishment – Sentenced to Capital Punishment (Rising Nemesis Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

Conan – Existential Void Guardian (Napalm Records) [Chunky Doom]
Listen
Review

Constantinople – Le roi, la raison, la doctrine (NAR Production) [Doomy Black Metal]
Stream

Crippled Black Phoenix – Great Escape (Season of Mist) [Post-Rock]
Listen

Crucible of Hate – Dark Metamorphosis (Independent) [Groove Metal]

Cultural Warfare – Warmageddon (M-Theory Audio) [Thrash]
Listen to “Warmageddon,” “Divided We Crawl”

Deicide – Overtures of Blasphemy (Century Media Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Excommunicated”

Diabolic Force – Praise Of Satan (Hells Headbangers) [Black Thrash]
Listen

Dishonour the Crown – The English Way (Independent) [Grindy Thrash]
Stream

Druglord – New Day Dying (Sludgelord Records) [Stoner Doom]
Listen

Dysylumn – Occultation (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen

Eternal Sacrifice – Ad Tertivm Librvm Nigrvm (Hammer of Damnation) [Epic Black Metal]
Listen to “The Three Mashu’s Seals”

Ethernity – The Human Race Extinction (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “The Prototype”

Fate Breaks Dawn – Deviate (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “For Eternity,” “The Deception Game”

Grave Digger – The Living Dead (Napalm Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Fear of the Living Dead,” “Zombie Dance”

Grisly – The Spectral Wars (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Rot to the Living”

Hell’s Guardian – As Above So Below (Record Union) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Blood Must Have Blood”

Hessian – Mercenary Retrograde (Urtod Void) [Heavy Metal/Doom]
Listen to “The Viper”

Hitman – The Offering (Independent) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Nero”

Hitten – Twist of Fate (High Roller Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “On the Run”

Infernal Coil – Within a World Forgotten (Profound Lore Records) [Death Metal]
Listen

Iron Blood – Growing into (Fear the North) [Janky Black Metal]
Stream

Irreversible Mechanism – Immersion (Blood Music) [Prog/Tech Death]
Listen to “Abolution,” “Immersion”
Review

Kult – The Eternal Darkness I Adore (Folter Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Eternal Darkness I Adore”

M.C.C. – Apokatastasis (Februus Metal Productions) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Apokatastasis IV”

Magmakammer – Mindtripper (Independent) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Along the Crooked Roads”

Nott – Vestigium Mortis (Obscvrvs Records) [Black Metal]
Listen

Ominous Eclipse – Sinister (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen

Ortus – Where Shadows Gather (Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]
Listen to “To Enter Nightside”

Outloud – Virtual Hero Society (Rock of Angels Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Virtual Heroes”

P.H.O.B.O.S. – Phlogiston Catharsis (Transcending Obscurity) [Industrial Doom]
Listen

Pantheist – Seeking Infinity (Melancholic Realm Productions) [Funeral Doom]
Listen to “Seeking Infinity, Reaching Eternity”

Piece of Mind – Guidestones (Independent) [Prog Thrash]
Listen to “The Fifth Quarter”

P.L.F. – Jackhammering Deathblow of Nightmarish Trepidation (Six Weeks Records) [Grindcore]

Psychotic Pulse – Opposed (Independent) [Groove/Death Metal]
Listen

Pyrexia – Unholy Requiem (Unique Leader Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Unholy Requiem”

Radux – Disaster Imminent (Svart Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Ashes of This World”

Sabbat/Hellfire – 鎖破徒対地獄火 – 名護屋磨潰熱狂戰 (split- Terror Execution Production) [Black Thrash]

Sepulcher – Panoptic Horror (Edged Circle Productions) [Black/Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Corporeal Vessels”

Serpent Lord – Towards the Damned (Alcyone Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Lesser Key”

Shogun – Infinitet (Independent) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Metatron”

Sorcier des Glaces – Sorcier Des Glaces (Independent) [Black Metal]

SoulHealer – Up from the Ashes (Rockshots Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Final Judgement”

SpaceMetal – Shroud (Independent) [Stoner Doom]
Listen

Survive – Immortal Warriors (Rebel Recordings) [Melodeath]
Preview

Svarga – Чёрная падь (SoundAge Productions) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Черная Падь”

Truent – To End an Ancient Way of Life (Independent) [Groove/Prog/Thrash]
Listen to “Devoted to Destruction”

Vintergata – Смородина (SoundAge Productions) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Смородина”

Wartime – Volumen II (Independent) [Doom]
Listen

Witch King – Voice of the Ossuary (Blood Harvest Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Savage Conquest Upon Holy Lands”

Wrestling – Ride on Freaks (Inverse Records) [Heavy Metal/Thrash]
Listen to “Surreal Killer”

Yarrow – Rebirth (Transylvanian Tapes) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Panic”

絶対倶楽部 – キマイラ (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Kuro no Tsubasa”

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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