This Toilet Tuesday (9/21/21)


You go about your morning business in a haze that mirrors the pervasive ash that has clouded the horizon all summer. The forecast says it will be dry as ever today, and you wonder in the back of your mind if you’ll see the fires that have burned across the continent reach your home. A part of you is morbidly curious to see the sky cloaked in red. As you go out to retrieve the garbage bins from the curb, a crackle of thunder stirs you from your thoughts. Looking up, you see a mass of clouds roiling overhead in defiance of the weatherman. Finally, you think, some rain.

The smell hits you before the first drops do, an acrid, sulfurous assault on your nostrils. You gag as the bile rises in your throat, and you feel the patter of rain on your skin. You look at your hand; is that… brown? Horrific realization dawns in you as you stare at the encroaching storm, and you can see the deluge of liquid shit approaching rapidly. You sprint back to your front door, praying to weather the oncoming storm and wishing the fire had simply gotten here instead.

The summer drought has ended. This is Toilet Tuesday.

Putrid Tomb – Putrid Tomb (Desert Wastelands Productions) [Death Metal]

Fuck it, I’m shilling OSDM revivalist music today. I know about half of you are burned out on this stuff and the other half never cared to begin with, but it’s always worth talking about it when a band does it well. Putrid Tomb differentiate themselves from the herd with substantially stronger riffing chops and an amorphous, frantic songwriting style belies the ponderous, chugging style their name might suggest. I’m not typically a fan of the “riff salad” approach to songcraft, but they make it work here; a solid mix and engineering job don’t hurt either. Definitely worth a listen if you still like to blast Tomb Mold and the like on the regular. 9/22/21 (Spear)

Aeon Zen – Transversal (Layered Reality Productions) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “I: Twilight”

Aorlhac – Pierres brûlées (LADLO) [Black Metal]

A Pale Horse Named Death – Infernum in Terra (Long Branch Records) [Doom]

Argyle – Nuestra Herencia (Independent) [Black Metal]

Ars Moriendi – Le silence déraisonnable du ciel (Archaic Sound) [Black Metal]

Ars Moriendi/Neant/Profundae Libidines/Waiting for My End – split (Death Erection Records) [Black Metal]

A Thousand Sufferings – Stilte (Immortal Frost Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Woestenij Der Rust”

Azazel – Aegrum Satanas Tecum (Primitive Reaction) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Demons Attack the Nun’s Chapel”

Chewelche – Defensa civil (Icarus Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Defensa Civil”

Cognizance – Upheaval (Prosthetic Records) [Tech Death]

Cosmophobe – The Tragedy of Being (Independent) [Prog/Tech Death]
Listen to “To Mourn Forever”

Dark Redeemer – Into the Deep Black (Blasphemous Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “TMC”

Dawn of a Dark Age – Le Forche Caudine 321 a.C – 2021 d.C. (Antiq Records) [Black Metal]

Dead Summer Society – Decades (Northern Silence Productions) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Inner Weather”

Deadyellow – Deadyellow (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Deluge”

Dream Ocean – The Missing Stone (Independent) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Eterna Espera”

Energema – Promised Land (Metalism Records) [Power Metal]

Eteritus – Rotten Transition (Godz ov War Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Blood Infection”

Funeral for Two – II (Inverse Records) [Doom]

Grace – Grace (Upstate Records) [Hardcore]
Listen to “Comfort in Misery”

Haiduk – Diabolica (Independent) [Instrumental Blackened Melodeath]

Headless – Square One (M-Theory Audio) [Hard Rock]

Heart of the Serpent – Loathing (Independent) [Black Metal]

Hellhound – Warrior of Rising Sun (Spiritual Beast) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Samurai Warrior”

Hellsword – Cold Is the Grave (Emanzipation Productions) [Black/Speed Metal]
Listen to “Satan, Death and Fear”

I Am the Great Rebellion – Ancestral Darkness (Independent) [Black Metal]

Infidel Reich – New World Outrage (Raw Skullz Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Sic Semper Tyrannis”

Iskandr – Vergezicht (Eisenwald) [Black Metal]

Kanahn – Fall Prey (Independent) [Black/Death Metal]

Krushya – .Dogma. (Independent) [Death Thrash]

Lunar Spells – Where Silence Whispers (Northern Silence Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Anguish and Sorrow”

Morbid Messiah – Disgorged in the Coffin (Chaos Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Dungeon of Vermin”

Muldrotha – Slowly to Forget and to Be Forgotten (Blood Blast Distribution) [Deathcore]

Nan Elmoth – Antivertebrate (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Antivertebrate”

Nefariym – Morbid Delusions (Inverse Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “A Morbid Delusion”

October Noir – Fate, Wine, & Wisteria (Independent) [Gothic Metal]

Orbit Culture – Shaman (Seek & Strike) [Deathcore]
Listen to “Carvings”

Orbstruct – Deimos Falling (Envenomed Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Mercury Turn”

The Ossuary – Oltretomba (Supreme Chaos Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Serpent Magic”

Paradox – Heresy II – End of a Legend (AFM Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Mountains and Caves”

Rivers of Nihil – The Work (Metal Blade) [Progressive Death Metal]

Rude – Outer Reaches (Dawnbreed Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Chaos (Discarded)”

Ryghär – Thurmecia Eternal (Rafchild Records) [Heavy Metal]

Sceptor – Rise to the Light (Puresteel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Powerhouse”

Serotonin – Fracture (Independent) [Black Metal]

Shadowmass – Oculus Diaboli (Independent) [Blackened Thrash]

ShadowStrike – Fables and Folklore (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Once Upon a Beginning”

Signs of the Swarm – Absolvere (Unique Leader) [Deathcore]

Skepticism – Companion (Svart Records) [Funeral Doom]
Listen to “Calla”

Soulinpain – Evil (Independent) [Death Thrash]

Stagewar – Danger to Ourselves (MDD Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “R.U.N.”

Succumb – XXI (The Flenser) [Death Metal]

Tales and Legends – Struggle of the Gods (Punishment 18 Records) [Power Metal]

Tentation – Le berceau des dieux (Cruz del Sur Music) [Heavy Metal]

Tharagavverug – Vile and Loathsome Discord (Independent) [Black Metal]

Tumba de Carne – Decatexis // Perpetuo Altar (Lavadome Productions) [Weird Death Metal]
Listen to “Odian”

Unto Others – Strength (Lone Fire Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Downtown”

Virial – Transhumanism (Vicious Instinct Records) [Tech Death]

Vitrified Entity – Eternal Vitreous Dissolve (Independent) [Instrumental Tech Death]

Vulgar – Vulgarity (Slumber Records) [Death Thrash]

Waldgeflüster – Dahoam (AOP Records) [Trees ‘n’ Shit Black Metal]

Wanton Attack – Wanton Attack (No Remorse Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “His Master’s Voice”

When at Night – Weltanschauung (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Yonder”

Wildfire – Wildfire (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Wraith – Undo the Chains (Redefining Darkness) [Black/Speed Metal]
Listen to “Cloaked in Black”

Wretched Inferno – Decayed Butchery (Frozen Screams Imprint) [Death Metal]

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