This Toilet Tuesday (9/22/20)


Toilet Tuesday comes in like a lion this week, with one of the larger lists we’ve had in the past month or two. It’s a pretty solid one, too; a lot of the stuff on here felt like it bore digging in, even some of the types of tunes I don’t typically listen to. Karhu and I have picked out a couple albums you won’t want to skip, but there’s plenty more where those came from down below.

Ardente – Le Château sous les Étoiles (Secret Corridor) [Black Metal]

If you’ve been looking for that second wave black metal with nifty riffs, a French feel, distinctly anti-fash flavour and a medieval melodic taste, Secret Corridor’s Vöghräth’s got a proposition for you in the form of Ardente, and Le Chateau Sous Les Etoiles‘ two songs (and an intro & outro) are indeed a very good start. 9/21/20 (Karhu)

Emyn Muil – Afar Angathfark (Northern Silence) [Nerd Black Metal]

If you haven’t had enough of percussion programmed vaguely to resemble the general idea of tribal drums, in sequences not meant to be played by human hands; plentiful, somewhat folkish synth melodies enveloping everything in fuzzy warmth with the distant noise of growls and bellows about something or other going down in Middle-Earth and vaguely riff reminiscent guitar noises, Emyn Muil has got you pegged down. Yes, it’s Summoning time. Three albums down and Emyn Muil has made it quite clear there will be no attempts at forming their own take on the sound, in fact I can’t recall any other band in the vein with so little going for them besides Summoning. There’s a few differences to the “mother band” but they come off more as failures to imitate than attempts to deviate. Still, Emyn Muil has always been good at what they do, and that isn’t likely to change, so even though Afar Angathfark may not survive for more than a few spins, it ought to tide you over to the next TTT. 9/25/20 (Karhu)

Bloodletter – Funeral Hymns (Independent) [Thrash]

Turns out clean-sounding thrash touched up with melodeath-style guitarmonies and sweet chord voicings is totally my jam. Who could have guessed? The two songs up from Funeral Hymns are super melodic and fast as hell, and the first one’s about getting hunted by a wolf ghost after disturbing a tomb, so you know you’re in for a good time. They’ve got a pretty stacked list of guest musicians on this album, too (featuring members of Immortal BirdExmortusToxic Ruin, and more), so I’m pretty excited for this to hit. 9/25/20 (Spear)

AfterTime – The Farthest Shore (Independent) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “A Journey Itself”

Akral Necrosis – The Greater Absence (Loud Rage Music) [Black Metal]

Angelic Desolation – Quorum of Unspeakable Curses (Independent) [Death Metal]

Armoured Knight – The Sacred Flame (Dying Victims Productions) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Blind Loyalty”

Attick Demons – Daytime Stories… Nightmare Tales (Rock of Angels Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Make Your Choice”

Ayreon – Transitus (Music Theories Recordings) [Power Prog]
Listen to “Hopelessly Slipping Away”

Beyond Helvete – MMXX (Immortal Frost) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The way to Entelechy”

Blackevil – Forever Baptised in Eternal Fire (Dying Victims Productions) [Black Thrash]

Black Stone Machine – Crossroads (Independent) [Southern Metal]

Bleak Revelation – Collapse (Independent) [Death Doom]

Bloodred – The Raven’s Shadow (Massacre Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Immense hall of Agony”

Bongtower – Last Summer Days (Independent) [Stoner Doom]

Chrome Waves – Where We Live (Disorder Recordings) [Post-Black/Doom]

Crystal Spiders – Molt (Ripple Music) [Stoner Doom]

Cūrš – Cursed (Independent) [Black Metal]

Desert Lord – Symbols (Independent) [Stoner Doom]

Dogbane – Neptune’s Ballroom (Heaven and Hell Records) [Heavy Metal]

Dwarrowdelf – Evenstar (Northern Silence) [Nerd Black Metal]

Dystopia – Geen weg uit (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Razernij, Deel I”

Elmsfire – Wings of Reckoning (Jet Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Croghan”

Eye of Doom – Curse of the Pharaoh (Independent) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Curse of the Pharaoh”

Forest of the Renounced – Autumn Disorder (Independent) [DSBM]

Hateful – Set Forever On Me (Transcending Obscurity) [Tech Death]

Hate Unbound – Darkness Becomes All (Independent) [Death Metal]

Hexecutor – Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge… (Dying Victims Productions) [Thrash]

Hexx – Entangled in Sin (High Roller Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Night of Pain”

Hittman – Destroy All Humans (No Remorse Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Breathe”

Hostile Faith – Last Remnants of Life (Life After Death) [Black Thrash]

Hrom – Legends of Powerheart: Part II (Hoove Child Records) [Power/Speed Metal]

Infesticide – Envenoming Wounds (Blood Harvest) [Death Metal]

Just Before Dawn – An Army at Dawn (Raw Skullz Records) [Death Metal]

Kat – The Last Convoy (Pure Steel Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “The Last Convoy”

Kataklysm – Unconquered (Nuclear Blast) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Killshot”

Laser Dracul – Hagridden (Majestic Mountain Records) [Stoner Doom]

Lethian Dreams – A Shadow of Memories (Independent) [Passion Doom]
Listen to “Tidal”

Lik – Misanthropic Breed (Metal Blade) [Death Metal]

Lonewolf – Division Hades (Massacre Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Manilla Shark”

Loud Night – Mindnumbing Pleasure (Vinyl Conflic Records) [Punky Speed Metal]
Listen to “Holy Hell”

Madrost – Charring the Rotting Earth (No Life Til Metal Records) [Tech Death Thrash]
Listen to “Charring the Rotting Earth”

Marche Funèbre – Einderlicht (Hypnotic Dirge Records) [Doom]

Memoira – Carnival of Creation (Inverse Records) [Symphonic/Power Metal]
Listen to “Carnival of Creation”

Merged in Abyss – I Am the Universe! (Independent) [Black Metal]

Miasmal Sabbath – Ominous Radiance (Unholy Prophecies) [Blackened Death Metal]

Mindwars – The Fourth Turning (Dissonance Productions) [Thrash]
Listen to “The Awakening”

Morta Skuld – Suffer for Nothing (Peaceville Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Extreme Tolerance”

Natura Aeternum – Aurora sonriente (Silentium in Foresta Records) [Black Metal]

Nox – Thrash Metal Demo (Independent) [Thrash]

Obsidian Kingdom – Meat Machine (Season of Mist) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Meat Star”

The Ocean Collective – Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic (Metal Blade) [Sludge/Post-Metal]

Onirik – The Fire Cult Beyond Eternity (I, Voidhanger) [Progressive Black Metal]

Ossuary Anex – Obscurantism Apogee (Xtreem Music) [Brutal Death Metal]

Proscription – Conduit (Dark Descent) [Blackened Death Metal]

Reternity – A Test of Shadows (MDD Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “A Test of Shadows”

The Reticent – The Oubliette (Heaven and Hell Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Stage 2: The Captive”

Sacred Outcry – Damned for all Time (No Remorse Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]

Sapiency – For Those Who Never Rest (Massacre Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Everest”

Scream3Days – Rhesus Negative (Wormholedeath) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Divine Spark – DNA”

Scordatura – Mass Failure (Gore House Productions) [Brutal Death Metal]

Shotgun Rodeo – Double Barreled Vengeanc (Independent) [Hard Rock/Groove Metal]
Listen to “The Devil on Your Shoulder”

SkeleToon – Nemesis (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Nemesis”

Teratolith – Eclipse (Brucia Records) [Black Metal/Dark Ambient]

Torch – Reignited (Metalville Records) [Heavy Metal]

Transcendence – Towards Obscurities Beyond (Blood Harvest) [Death Metal]

Typhus – Mass Produced Perfection (Punishment 18 Records) [Thrash/Speed Metal]
Listen to “Serpents of an Aberrant Reality”

Uada – Djinn (Eisenwald) [lolbuttz]

Vade Aratro – Agreste celeste (Independent) [Folk Metal]

Vide – Hanging by the Bayou Light (Indepenent) [Black Metal]

Vous Autres – Sel de pierre (Season of Mist) [Black Metal]

War Cloud – Chain Gang EP (Ripple Music) [Heavy Metal]

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