This Toilet Tuesday (9/26/17)


Welcome again to This Toilet Tuesday! The year’s twilight months always mark the start of a glut of new music, and this week’s roundup is no exception. The real surprise here is that most of it is pretty listenable, with only a couple duds scattered throughout. Check out our selections for the week, then maybe click on a name you haven’t heard before. You might find something you like.

Kult Mogił – Portentaque (Pagan Records) [Death Metal]

I just want to quickly point out that this ain’t your grandpa’s Death Metal. Kult Mogił play a decidedly modern take on the genre that is constructed from winding, swirling riffs, frequent shifts between blasting and primal pounding, and a multitude of vocal approaches. It all makes for a consistently unsettling mood that rarely swaddles you in the safety of anything too familiar and where atmospheric parts are no cause for relaxation. You’ve heard weirder shit, but there’s no doubt that these guys keep it engaging. 17/9/29 (Hans)

Horrified – Allure of the Fallen (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Melodeath]

Contrary to what their name might imply, Horrified just feels great to listen to. Allure of the Fallen strikes me as a melodic take on OSDM mores; the rough-cut guitars, mid-heavy bass, and raw drums and vocals bear little resemblance to modern melodeath bands. Despite their dirty tone, the music itself is beautiful. One look at that artwork will tell you more than I’ll ever be able to, so hit play and treat both your eyes and ears (unless you’re W). 9/29/17 (Spear)

Galneryus – Ultimate Sacrifice (Warner Music Japan) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Ultimate Sacrifice”

If the words “Japan” and “Power Metal” immediately adjacent to each other didn’t tip you off, then I should warn you that this will be incredibly cheesy, even in terms of power metal. The good news is that Galneryus are amazing musicians who can actually sell it. Their 2015 album, Under the Force of Courage, blew me away; based on the title track, Ultimate Sacrifice is poised to do it again. It’s a direct sequel to Courage both musically and lyrically, and I’m certainly not complaining. 9/27/17 (Spear)

5 Star Grave – The Red Room (Independent) [Melodeath]

Abstract Symphony – Out of the Ashes into the Light (Independent) [Power Metal]

Act of Defiance – Old Scars, New Wounds (Metal Blade Records) [Melodeath, sort of]
Listen to “MIA,” “Overexposure”

Air Raid – Across the Line (High Roller Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Aiming For The Sky”

Antiversum – Cosmos Comedenti (Invictus Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Antinova”

Archgoat – Eternal Damnation of Christ (Debemur Morti Productions) [Black/Death Metal]

Arckanum – Den förstfödde (Folter Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Du grymme smed”

A.R.G./Worthless – Hellcome Misery/Chaotic Nausea (split- Ranka Kustannus) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Hellcome Misery” (ARG)

Arisen from Nothing – Broken (Collective Wave Productions) [Groove Metal]
Listen to “In Nothing We Trust”

Arkaik – Nemethia (Unique Leader Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Occultivation,” “Futile State”

Arroganz – Primitiv (FDA Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Another God, Dead,” “Pilgrim”

Asagraum – Potestas Magicum Diaboli (Kvlt) [Black Metal]

Astrum Malum – Honorarium (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Bethor – Anarchia Diaboli (Miner Records) [Black Metal]

Black Leather – The New Liberty (Nokternal Hemizphear) [Punk/Thrash/Black Metal]

Blood – Inferno (Independent) [Deathgrind]
Listen to “Breed of the Jackal”

Blood of the Lannisters – Beheaded (Independent) [Thrash]

Buried Realm – The Ichor Carcinoma (Independent) [Melodic/Tech Death]
Listen to “The Ichor Carcinoma,” “Apeiron II: Global Dreamer”

Celeste – Infidèle(s) (Denovali) [Sludge]
Listen to “Cette chute brutale,” “Sombres sont tes déboires”

Cities of Mars – Temporal Rifts (Argonauta Records) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Envoy of Murder”

Coven – The Advent (No, not that Coven) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Wings of Glory”

Discreation – End of Days (FDA Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “End of Days”

Dogzilla – Astral Worship (Independent) [Stoner Doom]
Listen to “Sun”

Döxa – Lust for Wonder (Pitch Black Records) [Symphonic Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “A Game of You,” “The Stormseller”

Drakkar – Diabolical Empathy (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Hitchhiking of Pain”

Emortualis – Biological (The Spew Records) [Death Metal]

Evil Invaders – Feed Me Violence (Napalm Records) [Thrash/Speed Metal]

Fabulae Dramatis – Solar Time’s Fables (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Agni’s Dynasty (Fire I)”

Hermóðr – As One with These Woods (Independent) [Trees’n’Shit]

Incursed – Amalur (Independent) [Folk/Melodeath]

Jag Panzer – The Deviant Chord (Steamhammer) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Far Beyond All Fear,” “Foggy Dew”

Jøtnarr/Aureole of Ash – Jøtnarr/Aureole of Ash (split- React With Protest) [Grind/Powerviolence]

Kadavar – Rough Times (Nuclear Blast) [Stoner Rock/Doom]
Listen to “Die Baby Die,” “Into the Wormhole”

The Kanmuri – 奪冠 (Hyper Deathler Records) [Thrash/Groove Metal]

Kinasis – Pariah (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Red Earth”

Loincloth – Psalm of the Morbid Whore (Southern Lord Recordings) [Instrumental Prog]
Listen to “Ibex (To Burn in Hell is to Refine)”

Lost in Desolation – Mourning II (Talheim Records) [Sadboi Black Metal]
Listen to “Grief, My Falling Rain”

Lucifer’s Chalice – The Pact (Shadow Kingdom Records) [Heavy Metal]

Lucifer-X – Project Xtermination (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Xtreme Tech,” “New World Order”

Lyzzärd – Savage (Fighter Records) [Heavy/Speed Metal]
Listen to “Fire”

Matanza – Sangriento (Rotten Roll Rex) [Death Metal/Goregrind]
Listen to “Crucificado”

Mistralth – My Grief (GS Productions) [Gothic/Doom]
Listen to “No Tomorrow”

Monolord – Rust (RidingEasy Records) [Stoner Doom]

Nailblack – Envied (Redefining Darkness Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Wolf,” “Pig Digger”

Necrovorous – Plains of Decay (Dark Descent Records) [Death Metal]

Nekrohowl – Epitome of Morbid (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Blasphemy Still Unnamed,” “Mortal Incubation”

Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Before We Waste Away,” “A Heart As Black As Coal”

Occasvs – Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Union”

Octaviagrace – Polyhedra (Fores Trax) [Power Metal]

Oculus – The Apostate of Light (Blood Harvest) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Salt for the Healer”

Paragon Belial – Necrophobic Rituals (Northern Fog Records) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Perverted Homage in the Trails of Satan”

Pissing the Mainstream – Perang Urat Syaraf (Reprisal Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

Pledge of Silence – Memento Mori (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Corvidés”

Pourriture – Forced and Destruction (Extreme Souls Production) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Agenda Pesta Korporasi,” “That Spread Infection By Waste”

Rage of Romance – Thunderborn (Steel Gallery/Arkeyn Steel) [Power Metal]
Listen to “A Winter’s Sail”

Runespell – Unhallowed Blood Oath (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “All Thrones Perish”

Rutsa – Rauha ja tasapaino (Rämekuukkeli-levyt/Kumiversal) [Sludge]
Listen to “Koti,” “Tunnit”

Scarlet Valse – Reincarnation (Starwave Records) [Symphonic Power Metal]
Listen to “Reincarnation”

Slave One – An Abstract and Metaphysical Approach to Deceit (Dolorem Records) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Tunguska”

Sombre Croisade – Balancier des âmes (Pest Records) [Black Metal]

Souls at War – Worst Case (Independent) [Groove Metal]

Syn Ze Șase Tri – Zăul moș (Aural Music) [Symphonic Blackened Death]
Listen to “De-a Dreapta Omului,” “Tărîmu’ De Lumină”

Tetrarch – Freak (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Freak,” “Oddity”

Thyrgrim – Vermächtnis (TrollZorn Records) [Black Metal]

The Tug Fork River Band – The Dirty Dirty (Independent) [Butt Metal]

Vanish – The Insanity Abstract (Fastball/Soulfood) [Power Prog]
Listen to “The Pale King”

Vogelfrey – In Ekstase (Metalville) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Crystal Met”

Wings of Dahak – Unholy Wings (Via Nocturna) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Inhaling the Spirit of Destruction”

Witchaven/Maze of Terror – Death for Our Rivals (split- Nero One Records) [Black/Thrash]

Woe unto Me – Among the Lightened Skies the Voidness Flashed (Solitude Productions) [Funeral Doom]
Listen to “A Year-Long Waiting,” “Triptych: Shiver, Shelter, Shatter”

Worm – Evocation of the Black Marsh (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Black Metal]

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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