This Toilet Tuesday (9/15/15)


Greetings, fellows in filth, and welcome to another This Toilet Tuesday! I’m gonna keep it short this week, because there’s a ton of new material coming out; less reading, more headbanging. With summer mercifully drawing to a close and that most wicked of holidays looming only weeks away, the tide of metal is coming in. Pick your favorites from below and tell us why they’re better than ours. Get some!


Odraza – Kir (Arachnophobia Records) [Black Metal]

This is one of the more interesting releases you’ll find this week. Odraza positioned themselves last year as one of the more unique young black metal bands making waves in the bloated genre. However, Kir, Polish for “pall,” adds another dimension to the band’s intriguing repertoire. This time, the group dabbles primarily in instrumental quasi-doom. Kir was recorded live at the Museum of the City of Krakow for a commissioned event exploring the horrors and suffering of World War II. That lugubrious theme is all pervasive through this 20-minute epic that spans huge chasms of harrowing, open space with a steady, militaristic drum beat. It’s exciting, pensive, and bleak. FFO: Voidhanger, Mare Cognitum, Mgla 9/15/15 (W.)


Deluge – Æther (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions) [Post-Black Metal]

Deluge may have tagged themselves as ambient black metal, but don’t go in expecting any poor man’s ‘gaze. AEther is a bleak exercise in reciting black metal droning incantations through loose, jarring post-hardcore rhythms and chords. Think the apocalyptic revelations of Serpentrance as played by Botch with that special je ne sais quoi characteristic of French metal bands. FFO: Sorrow Plagues, Order of Orias, Converge 9/19/15 (W.)


Tsjuder – Antiliv (Season of Mist) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Demonic Supremacy”

Oslo’s blackened sons return with their first new tunes since 2011’s Legion Helvete, and boy do they have one hell of a 20 minute freeform jazz odyssey for us to delve into. In all seriousness though, you know what you’re getting from a new Tsjuder album. There are no frills, no spoken word poetry breaks, no post blackened shoegaze atmospherics…this is just a straight for the jugular black metal assault. The only way it could be better is if it came with a corpse paint kit. 9/18/15 (Leif Bearikson)


Grift – Syner (Nordvis) [Verdant Black Metal]
Listen to “Aftonlandet,” “Svältorna”

This has been a great year for Ambient Black Metal nature folk flavored music. To compliment the extensive list on this style, the Swedish band, Grift, is releasing Syner. The echoing guitars are layered with bubbly textures, cutted by an agonic vocal display and midtempo blocks of rhythm. With a very blue and cold feeling, the songs here are more sensitive to melancholy and introspection than druidic worship or menacing self-destruction. Grift plays with dexterity the double agent game between the post-metal and ambient black metal countries. 9/18/15 (Link)

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My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery (Peaceville Records) [Doom]
Listen to “And My Father Left Forever”

You know MDB, I know MDB and the band knows themselves. That much is clear listening to “And My Father Left Forever”. A very long way away have wandered the days when they experimented (and usually failed) with their sound. Instead we are treated to a melodic death/doom/gothic song with an appropriate dosage of the violin and Aaron Stainthorpe’s clean vocals that, to speak the truth, sound almost as bored as they sound miserable. Overall this is a good thing, the hit-and-miss quality of their recent years considered. Hopefully the whole album continues in the same vein, a predictable but strong latter day My Dying Bride9/18/15 (Karhu)


Tyranny – Aeons in Tectonic Interment (Dark Descent Records) [Funeral Doom]
Listen to “Sunless Deluge”

More Finnish funeral doom for you. Tyranny has been quiet for a long time. After years spent in other bands they have returned to offer us Aeons In Tectonic Interment. It’s opening track – premiered some time ago – creeps slowly as it should, but beneath the layers of doom and dirge lies a foundation of death metal rarely heard as strong in funeral doom these days. Not completely different from Wormphlegm – a project in which both members of Tyranny played. I dimmadig. 9/18/15 (Bearfinn Finnbear)

Abated Mass of Flesh – Abhorrent Postmortal Vicissity (Independent) [Slambourine Man]

All We Expected/Raum Kingdom – All We Expected/Raum Kingdom (split- Independent) [Sludge/Post-Metal]
Listen to “We’re Not Born to Live Like Brutes” (AWE)

Almagor – From the Agony to the Battle (Martyrdom Records) [Unblack Metal]

Ancient Spell – Forever In Hell (Minotauro Records) [Death/Doom]

Annihilator – Suicide Society (UDR Music) [Thrash/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Suicide Society”

Arcano Arconte – Bey Kaziklu!(Independent) [Black Metal]

Ass – Shitty Wizard vs. Super Satan (PRC Music) [Crossover Thrash]

The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal (Metal Blade) [Melodeath]

Bleed Someone Dry – Postmortem | Veritas (Fire Was Born Records) [Dumbbandnamecore]
Listen to “Our Martyrdom”

Carnivorous Voracity – The Impious Doctrine (Amputated Vein Records) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Secularize”

Christian Mistress – To Your Death (Relapse Records) [Heavy Metal]

Concerto Moon – Between Life and Death (Happinet Corporation) [Power Metal]

Creature – Ride the Bullet (Karthago Records) [Heavy Metal]

Dragon Eyes – Prayer for the Sad Stories (Red Emperor Records) [Power Metal]

Dragon Guardian – 少年騎士と3人の少女の英雄詩 (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “英勇に憧れた少年の物語”

Dust In Mind – Never Look Back (darkTunes) [Industrial]

Elarmir – Human Wisdom (Revalve Records) [Off-brand Epica]
Listen to “Human Wisdom”

Grimner – De Kom Från Norr (Independent) [Folk]
Listen to “De Kom Från Norr”

Grönholm – Relativity Code For Love (Power Prog) [The 80’s]
Listen to “Home in our Hearts,” “Strangers”

Guttural Disease – Periodical Torment (Brutal Mind) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “West Java Central Legion”

Harlott – Proliferation (Metal Blade Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Cross Contamination”

Hemlock – Mouth of the Swine (Independent) [jumpdafuckupcore]
Listen to “Revolution”

Hatred – War of Words (MDD Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “War of Words”

Hermóðr – What Once Was Beautiful (Wolfspell Records) [Black Metal]

In Twilight’s Embrace – The Grim Muse (Arachnophobia Records) [Black Metal]

Is – When the Frost has Brought the Silence (Independent) [Black Metal]

Kill Ritual – Karma Machine (Scarlet Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Rise”

Kraanium – Chronicles of Perversion (Comatose Music) [Slurm]
Listen to “Evisceration of Pre-Teen Cadavers”

Magister Templi – Into Duat (Ván Records) [Doom]

Masters of Metal – From Worlds Beyond (Metalville Records) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Supremacy”

Maïeutiste – Maïeutiste (Les acteurs de l’ombre productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Absolution”

Moon – Render of the Veils (Moribund Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “As Stars Merge With Ice”

Moonreich – Pillars of Detest (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Believe & Behead”

Mosfet – Screwing the Devil ( [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Road Song”

Mustasch – Testosterone (wat) [wat]

Necroblaspheme – Belleville (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Le Discours Du Bitume”

Nomad – Tetramorph (Witching Hour Productions) [Doom]
Listen to “Tetrawater”

Non Opus Dei – Diabeł (Witching Hour Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Milk of Toads”

Obsidian Tongue/Infera Bruo – Obsidian Tongue/Infera Bruo (split- Bindrune Recordings) [Black Metal]

One Machine – The Final Cull (Scarlet Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “The Final Cull”

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Exile (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions) [Sludge/Post-Metal]

Reverend Hound – Release the Hounds (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Among the Pigs”

Rex Shachath – Revocation of the Blood Elect (Great Dane Records) [Death Metal]

Ritual Killer – Exterminance (Season of Mist) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Bury the Earth, Bury the Sky”

Sacred Oath – Ravensong (Angel Thorne) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Taken”

Saxorior – Saksen (Einheit Produktionen) [Viking Metal]
Listen to “Saksen”

Senior Fellows – Shallow Grave for a Dying God (Horton Records) [Sludge/Hardcore]

Serial Butcher – Brute Force Lobotomy (Unique Leader Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

Seven Witches – Way of the Wicked (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Better Days”

Serial Hawk – Searching for Light (Bleeding Light Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Desolate,” “Lying in Wait”

Stellar Descent – …fading… (Dusktone) [Goose Metal]

Swamp/Fetid Zombie – Necromantic Passages (split- Morbid Visions Music) [Black/Death Metal]
Stream (FZ)

Tank – Valley of Fears (Metal Mind Productions) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Valley of Fears”

Terminal Function – Clockwork Sky (Willowtip Records) [Djent]

Terra Deep – Part of This World, Part of Another (Dusktone) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Et Lux In Tenebris Lucet Part I- Wax Photonic”

Third Storm – Tarîtîya Me (Dark Descent Records) [Black Metal]

Thousand Eyes – Endless Nightmare (Spiritual Beast) [Melodeath]

Thy Worshiper – Ozimina (Arachnophobia Records) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Ozimina”

Tsar Bomb – Exterminans IX:XI (Cimmerian Shade Recordings) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Ad Maiorem Legio Gloriam”

Vänlade – Rage of the Gods (Independent) [Speed Metal]
Listen to “Frozen For All Time,” “Hail the Protector”

Venom Prison – The Primal Chaos (Soaked in Torment) [Death/Hardcore]
Listen to “The Primal Chaos”

Wheelfall – Glasrew Point (Sunruin Records) [Industrial]

Windhand – Grief’s Infernal Flower (Relapse Records) [Doom]

Witches – The Hunt (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Riding and Hunting”

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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