This Toilet Tuewednesday (10/12/22)

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Fear not, my precious shitterlings, for you have not been left behind by the new music list. Join me in some midweek jams; this is a pretty strong week for new tunes even with a general dearth of big names, and I’ve found a lot to like. Check it out and tell us what’s on the docket for you in the comments.


Vorbid – A Swan by the Edge of Mandala (Indie Recordings) [Prog/Tech Thrash]

Having not been familiar with the band at all, Vorbid did a great job of catching my eye with that cover art and keeping my attention with some equally rad tunes. That genre descriptor might be a bit reductive or misleading; they’re one of those rare bands where “prog” is the only thing that’s actually accurate, as they hew to some tried and true prog metal writing tropes spiced up with a more aggressive approach. It’s a sort of pastiche of thrash and death metal swirled together in tricky rhythms and generally off-kilter riffs, but they don’t get too weird with it (at least not in any of the three songs currently up). They never get quite as noodly as Revocation, never as cheesy as Dream Theater, never as heavy as Alkaloid, instead occupying a comfortable middle ground that casts a wide net with who it should appeal to. Very fun, very interesting music here. 10/14/22 (Spear)


After All – Eos (Metalville Records) [Heavy Metal]

Amputate – Dawn of Annihilation (Massacre Records) [Death Metal]

Aspaarn – Between Loss and Hate (Independent) [Black Metal]

Azeroth – Senderos del destino (Independent) [Power Metal]

Black Reuss – Journey (Sliptrick Records) [Gothic Metal]

Bloody Hammers – Washed in the Blood (Independent) [Gothic Doom]

Cainhurst – Demo 2022 (Independent) [Black Metal]

Catalyst – A Different Painting for a New World (Non Serviam Records) [Tech Death]

Cavernous Gate – Voices from a Fathomless Realm (Prophecy Productions) [Death Doom]

Chaos Rising – The Singles (Independent) [Melodeath]

Chevalier – Ancient Metal Attack (Gates of Hell Records) [Heavy Metal]

Chronolit – Everspace (Independent) [Melodeath]

Congenital Anomalies – Systematic Violence (Lord of the Sick Recordings) [Brutal Death Metal]

Coure – Inversum Nema (Independent) [Instrumental Doom]

Daemogog – Yawning Expanse Yearning (Bent Window Records) [Blackened Death Metal]

Daeva – Through Sheer Will and Black Magic (20 Buck Spin) [Black Thrash]

Die Sünde – Strega (Independent) [Post-Black Metal]

Dragonland – The Power of the Nightstar (AFM Records) [Power Metal]

Eowa – MMXXII (Independent) [Black Metal]

Evil-Minded – Lucy’s Fate (MUSIC Records) [Heavy Metal]

Grin – Phantom Knocks (The Lasting Dose Records) [Sludge/Stoner Doom]

Hagetisse – De verminkte stilte van het zijn (Independent) [Black Metal]

Hexalter – Forced Reincarnation (Independent) [Blackened Death Metal]

Hydra Vein – Unlamented (Back on Black Records) [Thrash]

Imprecation – In Nomine Diaboli (Dark Descent) [Death Metal]

Impure Violation – Knee Deep in the Dead (Ungodly Ruins Productions) [Brutal Death Metal]

Infiltration – Extinct (Coyote Records) [Death Metal]

Jaded Heart – Heart Attack (Massacre Records) [Heavy Metal] *FLASHING LIGHTS WARNING*

Konquest – Time and Tyranny (No Remorse Records) [Heavy Metal]

Kronikov – Harsh Reality (Independent) [Noise/Drone/Doom]

Kurse – Prophecies, Episode II: The Apprehension (Independent) [Stoner Doom]

Mar – Everything Is Alive (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]

Mother of Graves – Where the Shadows Adorn (Wise Blood Records) [Death Doom]

Neuroticos – Hell Is Now (Independent) [Death Metal]

Nyctophagia – Conscience of the Fire (Independent) [Death/Goregrind]

Red Usurper – Abandon (Independent) [Doom]

Rhythm of Fear – Fatal Horizons (MNRK Heavy) [Crossover Thrash]

Riot City – Electric Elite (No Remorse Records) [Speed Metal]

Ripped to Shreds – 劇變 (Jubian) (Relapse Records) [Death Metal]

Sedna – Last Sun (Drown Within Records) [Black/Sludge/Doom]

S.I.D. – City of Chemistry (Gruesome Records) [Sludge/Death Doom]

Skid Row – The Gang’s All Here (earMusic) [Hard Rock/Heavy Metal]

Sordid Blade – Every Battle Has Its Glory (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Stormruler – Sacred Rites & Black Magick (Napalm Records) [Melodic Black Metal]

Stranded Mind – Stranded Mind (Independent) [Prog/Heavy Metal]

Sympuls-e – Immensity (Independent) [Technical Metalcore]

Turbocharged – Alpha Beast, Omega God (Emanzipation Productions) [Death Metal]

Vacuous – Dreams of Dysphoria (Independent) [Death Metal]

Vicissitude – Neolithic Necrocannibals (Gutter Prince Cabal) [Death Doom]

Victoria K – Kore (Rockshots Records) [Symphonic Metal]

Xanathar – Gold, Black and Crimson (Independent) [Doom/Black Metal]

Did we forget a new release? Is there a way we could improve this list? Let us know in the comments!

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