This Toilet Tuesday (9/23/14)


Greetings and welcome again to This Toilet Tuesday, fellow flushketeers. Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of big releases to get excited about this week (I’m not 100% sold on that new Decapitated album yet), but there’s a hell of a lot of variety. It’s like the inevitable superpoop you take after eating at a bunch of dive bars on a long road trip; the food may not have seemed special at the time, but when the deed is done you will gaze fondly upon the remnants of meals past and the memories that came with them. Take some time to enjoy the little things (and little bands) this week. -Spear


Zurvan – Land of Nothingness (Depressive Illusions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sludge”

Zurvan are a pretty raw experiment in black metal. The rhythm guitar holds down a bedrock riff while the vocalist shreds his throat in a worrisome manner. The production leaves something to be desired, but the strange tone of the guitar solo and the high-mix drums are just part of the necro charm. Plus, there’s an interesting orchestrated segment near the end that adds an extra dimension to the blood-letting. This likely won’t make it to my end of year list, but I could probably give this album a few shakes so long as I don’t have to watch any more lulzy videos. Plus, I don’t know enough bands that start with the letter Z.

blood storm

Blood Storm – The Stellar Exorcism (Barbarian Wrath) [Black/Thrashl]
Listen to “Howling Void”

Now this is more like it! The production is raw, but that pummeling drum line provides a solid foundation to launch fuzzy black riffs and oddly thrashy vocals snarling about the great Old Ones. This is a pretty rocking experiment in black metal melded with thrash and rock. I can dig it. Plus, that squealing lead about halfway through is tasty.

priests of ba'al

Priests of Ba’al – Divining the Akashic Records for Satanic Apotheosis (Independent) [Symphonic Black Metal]

The cover art for “Divining the Akashic Records for Satanic Apotheosis” provides a much more accurate depiction of Priests of Ba’al’s sound than a few measly sentences ever could, but here goes anyway.  Priests of Ba’al play big, epic, Abigail Williams-style black metal, but with a touch more “black” than the latter.  The production is surprisingly sharp for an independent black metal act; no element of their sound overwhelms the mix and it’s not painfully lo-fi.  The lyrics are fittingly epic, delivered in a raspy growl over big tremolo-picked riffs and furious, tight drumming.  The whole wicked package is topped off with a worthy cover of Emperor’s “Encorcelled by Khaos.”

220 Volt – Walking in Starlight (AOR Heaven) [Heavy Metal]

A Drop of Joker – Beat Maker (Independent) [EDM/Metalcore]

Affiance – Blackout (Bullet Tooth) [Metalcore]
Listen to “FIRE!”

Amulet – The First (Century Media) [Heavy Metal]

Ashes – Hreow (Candlelight) [Doom]
Listen to “Stone Spiral”

Azotador – Insertando la Sustancia [Thrash]
Listen to “Diamante/Sustancia Esencial”

Beak – Let Time Begin (Someoddpilot) [Post-Metal/Sludge]
Listen to “Light Outside”

Belfry – Rest in Pieces (Dr. Music) [Melodeath]

Black Jade/Carn Dum – Auf vergessenen Pfaden (Narbentage) [Black Metal]

Black Wasteland – Dehydration (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Sun Turns Black”

Blood & Iron – Voices of Eternity (Pure Steel) [Heavy Metal]

Burn Halo – Wolves of War (Epochal Artists) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Wolves of War”

Burning Nitrum – Molotov (Punishment 18) [Thrash]

Charnia – Degeraad (Consouling Sounds) [Post-Metal/Sludge]

Daydream XI – The Grand Disguise (Power Prog) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Watch Me Rise”

Deaf Dealer – Journey Into Fear (Cult Metal Classics) [Heavy Metal]

Decapitated – Blood Mantra (Nuclear Blast) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Blood Mantra”

Destrose – The Prologue (Flyingcat Records) [Melodic Metal]

Dire Peril – Queen of the Galaxy (Dead Inside) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Space Invaders”

Disasterhate – Mirroring the Abyss (Club Inferno) [Thrash]
Listen to “Me = Android”

Divider – All Barren (Glory Kid) [Hardcore]
Listen to “Ruin”

Energumen – Void Spiritualism (Blood Harvest) [Blackened Death]

Eternally Enthroned – The Gate (Independent) [Black Metal]

Evergrey – Hymns for the Broken (AFM Records) [Dark Melodic Metal]
Listen to “King of Errors”

Falloch – This Island, Our Funeral (EU release- Candlelight) [Doom]

Firehaze – Silenced (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Silenced”

Galneryus – Vetelgyus (VAP) [Supernova Explosion The Ultimate J-METAL]

Gormathon – Following the Beast (Napalm) [Death Metal]

Helevorn – Compassion Forlorn (BadMoonMan) [Doom]
Listen to “Burden Me”

Hyborian Steel – Barbaric Mysticism (Barbarian Wrath) [Conan Metal]
Listen to “Call of the Messenger”

Insane Therapy – The Decline of the Human Race (Sliptrick) [Deathcore]
Listen to “The Human Decay”

Lilyum – Glorification of Death (Naked Lunch) [Doom]
Listen to “Glorification of Death”

Lostpray – That’s Why (Pure Steel) [Prog Metal]

Lyriel – Skin and Bones (AFM Records) [Symphonic Folk Metal]

Madrost – Into the Aquatic Sector (Independent) [Tech Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Into the Aquatic Sector”

Meden Agan – Lacrima Dei (No Regrets/No Remorse) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Divine Wrath”

Meshuggah – I (special edition reissue- Nuclear Blast) [Experimental Metal]
Listen to “I”

Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins – Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins (The End) [Heavy Metal]

Mind Snare – Ancient Cults Supremacy (The Spew) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Entrenched in Agony”

Palace – The 7th Steel (Massacre) [Thrash]
Listen to “Iron Horde”

The Prophecy 23 – Untrue Like a Boss (Massacre) [Crossover Thrash]

Sineus – Demo (Torn Flesh) [Thrash]

Soilwork – Beyond the Infinite (Nuclear Blast) [Melodeath, kinda]

Tormentress – Operation Torment (Inferno) [Thrash]
Listen to “Why”

War Rages Within – Vitriol (Bring Back The Riff) [Post-Hardcore]
Listen to “Ignite”

Weedeater – Sixteen Tons (reissue- Southern Lord) [Stoner Doom]

The Well – Samsara (Riding Easy) [Psychedelic/Stoner]
Listen to “Mortal Bones”

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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