This Toilet Tuesday (9/15/20)


New week, new music- you know the drill. Karhu’s picked out a couple albums that may be worth your time, and there’s a lot more in the larger list below. Let us know what your picks are for the week and tell us why we should listen to them.

Dynfari – Myrkurs er þörf (Aural Music) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ég tortímdi sjálfum mér”

Dynfari’s last few works have explored more progressive and post-rock influenced soundscapes, and while The Four Doors of the Mind did catch Joakim diStiq’s eye, it also left him a little on the fence. Myrkurs er þörf dives into the themes of suicide, self-destruction and suffering defeat against your own mind, and musically returns to punchier, bleaker and darker territory. Though still still rather melodic, and definitely informed by their previous misadventures, “Ég tortímdi…” doea a fine job of still sounding like the same band, while stripping much of their essence away. 9/18/20 (Karhu)

Hiidenhauta – Riivin (Independent) [Black Metal]

The folkloristic lyrics written in a poetic metre called the kalevalametre, album concept about The Great Famine of of 1695-97 and general use of language have always been much more interesting than Hiidenhauta’s two, lackluster full-lengths. Which is a shame as the earliest material did hint at far greater possibilities. Riivin seems to take a much needed step forward, and the three singles so far form a more consistent experience than I’ve gotten used to from the band. The loss of a keyboardist means they aren’t getting much used, making the sound drier and more monochromatic than before and leading the band further astray from the pieces they’ve made work before. So that “Riidenlieko” would kind of be good is a leap of gargantuan proportions. There’s still not much of memorable or musically noteworthy moments, so hope only exists in the event it’s the first of many leaps to come. But I’ve chosen to highlight it all the same, out of curiosity and interest geared towards the non-instrumental side of their songwriting. 9/18/20 (Karhu)

Acid Mammoth/1782 – Doom Sessions Vol. 2 (split- Heavy Psych Sounds) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Bloody Ritual”

Ancst – Summits of Despondency (Lifeforce Records) [Crusty-Ass Black Metal]

Arcade Messiah – The Host (Independent) [Prog Rock/Metal]
Listen to “Can of Worms”

Asyllex – Ephemeros (Independent) [Thrash]

Carnation – Where Death Lies (Season of Mist) [Death Metal]

Cropsy Maniac – Cult of Cropsy (Cavernous Records) [Death Metal]

Deadly Sins – 死罪 Deadly Sins (Mort Productions) [Brutal Death Metal]

Derek Sherinian – The Phoenix (InsideOut Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Empyrean Sky”

Enwretch – Sermon of the Dead (Redefining Darkness) [Death Doom]

Evoke – Seeds of Death (Pulverized Records) [Black Thrash]

For Ruin – Elapse (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Fuel to the Fire”

Grave Eater – Rotting Alive (Independent) [Death Metal]

Heathen – Empire of the Blind (Nuclear Blast) [Thrash]
Listen to “The Blight,” “Empire of the Blind”

Hilotz – Aske (Maldito Records) [Thrash]

Hostile Faith/Midnight Sacrifice – Blasphemous Metal Hordes (split- Black Legion Records) [Thrash/Black Metal]

Höwler – No More Circus! (Ragnarök Records) [Heavy Metal/Thrash]

The Infernal Sea – Negotium Crucis (Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Negotium Crucis”

Intellect Devourer – Demons of the Skull (Caligari Records) [Tech Death]

Invading Chapel – Ghostly Rock Season (Independent) [lolbuttz]

Khors – Where the Word Acquires Eternity (Ashen Dominion) [Black Metal]

The Last Reign – Evolution (Independent) [Melodeath]

Liquid Flesh – Chair Liquide (Independent) [Death Metal]

Maahes – Reincarnation (MDD Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Reincarnation”

Maul – Deity Demise (Redefining Darkness) [Death Metal]

Melt4 – Battles (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “The Battle”

Memories of Old – The Zeramin Game (Independent) [Power Metal]

Moonscape – Resurgence (Independent) [Prog Metal]

Mouth Breather – Welcome to the Hellmouth (No Time Records) [Grindcore]

Naisian – Metal (Sludgelord Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Brain Throne”

Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (Century Media) [Grindcore]
Listen to “Backlash Just Because”

Novae Militiae – Topheth (Goathorned Productions) [Black Metal]

Novarium – Stain of a Soul (Independent) [Gothic/Symphonic Metal]

Offset – Bent Benevolence (Pulverised Records) [Crusty-Ass Death Metal]
Listen to “Plunged Into”

Ordinul Negru – Nebuisa (Loud Rage Music) [Black Metal]

Paarthurnax – Twelve Paths (Independent) [Nerd Black Metal]

Plague Years – Circle of Darkness (eOne Heavy) [Death Thrash]

Radamanthys – The War Within (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “This Hate”

Raven – Metal City (Steamhammer) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Metal City”

Sadistic Embodiment – Blood Spell (Independent) [Death Metal]

The Shade of Crow – Forgotten Times (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Gray”

Silverheart – Queens of Metal (Independent) [Power Metal Queen Covers]

Sinsid – Enter the Gates (Pitch Black Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Enter the Gates”

Sumac – May You Be Held (Thrill Jockey Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “The Iron Chair”

Sunken – Livslede (Vendetta Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ensomhed”

Tourniquet – The Slow Cosmic Voyage to Wisdom (Independent) [Doom]

Varg – Zeichen (Napalm Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Zeichen”

The White Swan – Nocturnal Transmission (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “In Love and Ritual”

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