This Toilet Tuesday (9/9/14)


Have you ever been to Las Vegas? If you answered yes, have you ever eaten at the buffet at the Flamingo? If not, feel free to ignore this introduction and get straight to the metal. But if you have, you’re likely familiar with the rich and elaborate fare offered at the casino. No matter how exotic your tastes, there should be something to satisfy you. And like any good American, you’ll do your part to ensure gluttony remains one of the seven deadly sins. Well, this week in new releases is sort of like that poop you’re going to take after the buffet; there’s so much good stuff going in that you don’t even mind the crap that you’re left with. Feast yourselves on the new releases. -W.


Nothgard – Age of Pandora (Trollzorn) [Symphonic Melodeath]
Listen to “Age of Pandora”

It seems to me that a fair amount of melodic death metal bands are secretly just power metal bands with a screamer instead of a singer.  I could just as easily hear big, cheesy, soaring vocals over the top of “Age of Pandora” as I could hear the inoffensive screams of vocalist Dom Crey.  However, what their music lacks in bite is compensated for (and then some) in RIGHTEOUS FUCKING RIFFAGE.  Nothgard blaze through “Age of Pandora” with a furious attack somewhere between the realms of Kalmah and Blackguard, complete with unobtrusive orchestrations and leads of liquid fire.  Get your shred on and fill your ears with some Nothgard. (Spear)



Ævangelist – Writhes in the Murk (Debemur Morti) [Soundscape/Black/Death]
Listen to “Præternigma”

I’ve already written about my love and fear of Ævangelist. The band scratches so many itches for me that I don’t even know where to begin. By combining elaborate, murky technicality with inhuman, Eldritch horror and wrapping the whole thing in a mystifying package, this band plays music unfit for mortal ears. But you should totes listen to it anyway. This is easily one of my most anticipated albums of the year, even if hearing every song will undoubtedly crush my soul into the nethersphere. (W.)

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A Sound of Thunder – The Lesser Key of Solomon (Mad Neptune) [Power Prog]
Listen to “Elijah”
Listen to “Udoroth”

A Sound of Thunder really prove the point that metal needs more women.  When slogging through the endless sewer of cookie-cutter death metal bands and one-man black metal projects recorded on a cell phone, it’s nice to come across a band with someone who can actually sing.  And boy, can Nina Osegueda sing.  Her powerful vocals are the primary driving force in their sound, adding texture and pushing the music forward.  Not to downplay the talent of the rest of the band; the riffs aren’t all typical power metal, and their more progressive moments aren’t simply aping Dream Theater.  “The Lesser Key of Solomon” is shaping up to be a pretty exciting release. (Spear)


Fleshbomb – Reincarnated in Abomination (Amputated Vein) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Reincarnated in Abomination”

Fleshbomb, in addition to having an awesome name, play solid death metal with definite hints of slam. Make no mistake, this is pretty by-the-numbers DM, but that doesn’t diminish the force of this track. I could see myself body-slamming scene ninjas while Fleshbomb burp and blast at high volume. I’ll definitely be giving this album a listen. (W.)


Redsky – Insidious Divine (Independent) [Death Metal]

Based on Redsky’s production, I imagine they went into the studio wanting to create music that would emulate the feeling of being beaten to death with a steak.  By the time “Insidious Divine” is done, it’s impossible to tell which chunks were you and which were the steak.  It’s so meaty!  As to the music itself, it’s some nasty death metal with a lot of motion (think more Decapitated than Cannibal Corpse), but they venture outside of the box with a sprinkling of hardcore-inspired moments and some interesting melodic segments.  If you’ve only got time for one song, I recommend “Elite Terror” as it best encapsulates their sound, but the whole thing is worth a listen. (Spear)


Agresiva – The Time of Our Crime (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Pounding United”

 Albez Duz – The Coming of Mictlan (Iron Bonehead) [Doom]
Listen to “Mictlan”

 Alternative 4 – The Obscurants (Prophecy) [Doom/Depression]
Listen to “Lifeline”

 Ascended Dead – Arcane Malevolence (Blood Harvest) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Ensnared for Eternity”

 Contamination – Nightmare Asylum (7hard) [Thrash/Death]

 Crucified Barbara – In The Red (Despotz) [Hard Rock]
Listen to “To Kill a Man”

 Dead Samaritan – The Devil Tunes (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Darkness Brings the Beast”

 Dominia – Theophania (Independent) [Melodeath]

Earthship – Withered (Pelagic) [Doom/Sludge]
Listen to “Veil of Gloom”

Explorer – Shout in the Fog (Iron Shield/Pure Steel) [Speed Metal]

Feline Melinda – Dance of Fire and Rain (7hard) [Heavy Metal]

Funereus – …Return of the Old Goat (Forever Plagued)

Gunfire – Age of Supremacy (Jolly Roger) [Heavy Metal]

 Hammeron – Wired for Sound (Dark Star)

 Hod – Book of the Worm (Arctic) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “Through the Gates (They Come for Me)”

 Jack Starr’s Burning Starr – Jack Starr’s Burning Starr (Limb) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Sands of Time”

 Lethal Vice – Thrash Converters (Suspiria) [Thrash]

 Martyrvore – Malevolent Desolation (vinyl release- Iron Bonehead) [Death Metal]

 Megaton Leviathan – Past 21: Beyond the Arctic Cell (Seventh Rule) [Psychedelic]
Listen to “Past 21”

 Misanthropic Might – Menschenhasser (Black Skull/Trollzorn) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Doomsday”

 Morphinist – The Euphoria Session (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Aroma”

 My Dominion – Consumed (Nihilistic Empire) [Melodeath]
Listen to “They Came to Conquer”

 Obzidian – Damned Eternal (Rocksector) [Thrash]

 Phobia – Grindcore (Deep Six) [Self-descriptive]

 Pord – Wild (Solar Flare) [Noise/Hardcore]

 Post Profession – Frozen Feelings (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “Nateo”

 Project Arcadia – A Time of Changes (Nightmare) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Formidable Foe”

 Psychonaut 4 – 40% (Depressive Illusions) [DSBM]
Listen to “Lethargic Dialogue”

 Raff – Raff (My Graveyard) [Heavy metal]

 Sacred Sin – Darkside (reissue- Envenomed) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Darkside”

Sons of Crom – Riddle of Steel (Debemur Morti) [Conan Metal]

 Sorrows Path – Doom Philosophy (Iron Shield) [Doom]
Listen to “Empty Eyes and Blackened Hearts”

 Stallion – Rise and Ride (High Roller) [Heavy/Speed Metal]
Listen to “Rise and Ride”

 Stormhold – The Lost World (Metal Scrap) [Melodeath]

 Strydegor – Enraged (7hard) [Viking Metal]

 Stryvigor – Forgotten by Ages (Svarga) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
Listen to “Mysteries of Darkness”

 Subterranean – The Great Bazaar (Taklit) [Prog]
Listen to “Reliving the Feelings”

 Thrash Bombz – Dawn (Iron Shield) [Thrash]

 Towers of Flesh – Antithetical Conjurations (Candlelight) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “Veiled Conception”

 Wolfen – Evilution (Pure Steel) [Power Metal]

 Wömit Angel – Holy Goatse (Inverse) [Black Metal/Punk]
Listen to “Skin ‘n’ Fuck”


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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