Pure Fucking Armageddon Pt. 2

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Well sheeeeeet! It’s been two months since the last time I’ve written for TOH. I’m glad to be back to deliver the blasphemous filth that most of you could care a less about. Really all I want to do here is present some shit that I have really been enjoying this year that has not been covered on the blog yet. I tried my best to mix this one up a tad bit more then my last one since it consisted of pretty much all black metal. I tried to incorporate some Death, Black, Thrash, Sludge, and Doom to this one so you can maybe find something you’ll like.



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SerpentranceThe Besieged Sanctum (2015)

Vault of Dried Bones

Vault of Dried Bones is quickly becoming one of my favorite record labels of this year. Of course they put out the monstrous album by Genocide ShrinesManipura Imperial Deathevokovil (Scriptures Of Reversed Puraana Dharmurder)” which pretty much crushed most everyones dick and clam here (Mostly dicks though). There are some other releases that have been put out on the label that are great too, but one that really caught my attention was the newest and only release by Serpentrance. Featuring two members from Pseudogod you kind of get a hint as what to expect here. This is just ugly as fuck doom infused death metal that just obliterates. Thick and filthy down tuned guitars that are drenched over heavy mid paced drums will crush your dick hard. I have to mention that the reverb on the snare drum may be some what annoying for some, but goddamn does does it give me the chills. Vocals are also very reverb heavy, but it adds an incredible amount of chilling atmosphere. If you dig Impetuous Ritual, Abyssal, and Rippikoulu you’ll most likely dig this nasty sounding hatred.


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AegrusDevotion For The Devil (2015)

Drakkar Productions

This is an album that I’ve been sitting on for some time now until last week when I said to my self “Self stop being a dick and listen to this you fucking dick”. Usually when I see that a black metal band is hailing from Finland I get pretty excited. I mean there are a shit ton of great black metal bands that hail from Finland. Shit you could do a whole article on Finnish black metal and some. Anyways, when I first started this album the first song reminded me of early Bathory and as I continued through out the album I was hearing a very strong resemblance to Satanic Warmaster (Also from Finland); especially in the guitars, vocals, and production style. If you are looking for a great black metal album with some incredible lead guitars and melody then Devotion For The Devil is what you need right now. The song “Blood For The Master” is fucking incredible by the way; I just want to point that out. There is a section in the middle of the song that has the frostiest of lead guitars. Sort of reminds me of early Dissection and that my fellow flushers is never a bad thing. Sorry, no “skronk” here, just good crafted traditional second wave black metal.


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ProfanatorMvtter Vicivm (2015)

Chaos Records

Great Satan of hell, does this album go fucking hard! I’m always on the hunt for for new killer thrash bands much like our friend Simon Phoenix. So when our rare appearing commenter, Rob introduced these Mexican thrashers to me I was more then blown away.  Profanator certainly bring that oldschool thrash aggression much in vein of bands like Exodus, Sodom, and Testament but with a bit more of a uglier sound and some punk influence (Then again how do you get more uglier than Sodom). This is all very impressive really, the guitars and drums are lighting fucking fast and all of the subject matter is far from lifeloving, but my only negative feedback is the polished production. I feel this could have sounded shittier, it just needs a bit of grit to make it sound even more uglier. Clocking in just over 30 minutes this album leaves you panting like an over-worked dog. The album never slows down and you are just left beaten into a corpse-y pulp.


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Gonguri / SithterSplit (2015)

Independent

Filth. Pure fucking filth is what this split is. Gonguri start this release off by just completely fucking our faces off with the nastiest downtuned guitar and bass tone there is in South Korea. Slow and plodding, this South Korean threesome hammer their way through the thickest of sludge dragging elements of death metal, doom, and D-beat. The vocalist mixes it up by bringing the guttural death metal vocals while also bringing some of the most horrific sounding high pitched shrieks which by the way are covered of course in a thick layer of that sweet sweet reverb. Seriously if this shit doesn’t get you headbanging then GTFO!

Hailing from Tokyo Japan we have a sludge/doom band with elements of drone. Now these lads and lady may not be as heavy as Gonguri but that does’t mean they are not worth listening to; plus it’s a nice change of pace. This band reminds me of a more psychedelic sounding Eyehategod. “Strawberry Satanic” slowly builds into some tasty blues-sludge riffs. I swear if I did not know that Sithter were from Japan I would have thought they came straight out of the the American south. Production is very gritty but also clear; all instruments can be heard. Seriously if you are looking for a good sounding psychedelic sludge band with some southern ugliness, look no further. Apparently Japan are giving southerns in America a run for their money. Keep it up Sithter!


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ArvasBlack Satanic Mysticism (2015)

ATMF

This has been an album I have been jamming for over a month now but really never decided to do any research on them. So, after doing some research on this band I found out that in 1993 a band based out of Bergen, Norway, named Örth, consisting of V-Rex, Borknagar’s Grim and Gorgoroth’s Ares, recorded an album called “Nocturno Inferno” in 1996, but never released it. Apperently Grim commited suicide in 1999 and V-Rex called the project quits. In 2001 he brought the project back from the dead renaming it Arvas. The band has put out 3 albums including this one which means I have 2 others to check out.

Now that the history is out of the way lets get to the album. We start off with a relatively long intro lasting over 3 minutes while bringing some eerie chills and atmosphere. Once the suspenseful build up is over we go right into some feedback leading us right up to the savagery. Thrashy black metal riffs and frantic blasts begin while primitive screams are projected over and over until blasphemous words are laid upon us and decimation begins. This is a very primitive sounding black metal album but it can also bring some serious melody every once in a while. There is nothing groundbreaking about this album and I’d have it no other way. I don’t think it’s any big surprise that I love me some good ole fashioned black metal. Frosty, trebly and savage with raspy and harsh vocals are what I crave and Arvas deliver that sweet fix that I desire


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  • Tyree and my wallet are mortal enemies

  • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

    Listening to Serpentrance now. Love those cavernous vocals. That snare is a bit grating at first, but I’m getting used to it.

    • The Fish Boz

      Vocals remind me of Encoffination but even less understandable.

      • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

        I like it overall. Very murky.

  • I’m needing a B-Dubs Bro article in my lyfe. 4cereal.

    • There is a very special edition B-Dubs Bro coming up in the next couple of weeks.

      • YES

      • DCLXVI

        will have something to do with the bonehead bro’s who fly Confed flags from their Ford Trucks plz?

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        Yay!

      • YAAASSSS

  • Fuck yes, another Tyree entry!

    My pick here is Profanator. These fellow comrades are delivering a great sharp vicious thrash with that punky/metal drumming work.

    I like this. Thanks, dude!

  • “I feel this could have sounded shittier…”

    Quip of the day.

    • Void Dweller

      If it sounds too clean, ignore.

  • Void Dweller

    Aergus is fucking killer.

  • Phoenix of the House Tendies

    Profanator, Strike Master, and Envenomed are the unholy trinity of modern Mexican thrash. Facts.

    Also, most of Asia rarely does doom/sludge, but when they do HOLEESHIT (See also, Corrupted.) This split slays.

  • Celtic Frosty

    Jesus Tyree, why are your recs always spot on?

    • Celtic Frosty

      I added every single one of these to my Bandcamp wishlist.

      • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

        So they’re now like 500th in line?

        • Celtic Frosty

          Pfft. Try like 683rd.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            You have a problem, but lord knows I’m not going to be the one to fix it.

          • Celtic Frosty

            I have over 400 in my collection, though.

            Wait, that’s not helping my case.

          • The Fish Boz

            How often do you and @tyreegearhart:disqus buy shit and end up not revisiting it? I’m just wondering because I have tons of albums saved on my Spotify and Bandcamp wishlist but some of them I never go back to. Even the ones I did pull the plug on don’t get that much play.

          • Tyree

            It depends. I haven’t visited much of the stuff I got from last year. I’ve been mostly focused on what I got this year. I’m sure that will be the case for 2016 too.

          • Celtic Frosty

            I come back to quite a bit of it, actually. It’s hard to keep everything in rotation, obviously, but one of the big reasons my collection is so large is because when I hear good music I want to reward the artist, and most of the time the digital downloads are cheap.

          • The Fish Boz

            True. When the exchange rate was like 1.6 I could still buy stuff digitally every now and then. The cost is kinda prohibitive for me now, but if I was earning in USD I would definitely buy more music.

          • Tyree
          • I’m at 193 ;_;)

          • more beer

            Thank you! That Gunguri Is some good shit.

  • The Fish Boz

    The black bandcamp embed looks great. Serpentrance is some heavy shit. Digging it so far.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

      I’ve been doing black for a long time.

  • Bozamole Jim
  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Serpentrance is nasty in all sorts of good ways.
    Been spinning this Aegrus semi-regularly for a while now,there’s a lot Behexen there too. Opening song even has a “D666 meets blackened fury” feel, the leads of the title song,the fury of “Impaled Inri”…
    So many great moments.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Oy fucking vey! This Gonguri is phenomenal!

      • Tyree

        Yeah! Glad people are digging that filth.

  • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

    Gonguri’s songs sound like a long string of brown notes. I could get down to this.

  • Hubert

    That Profanator cover, beautiful.

  • DCLXVI

    Good shit tyree

    • Tyree

      Glad you like it ass grater.

  • I’m so happy that this came out. I’m still jamming Black Candle Ritual’s Passages of Black Devotion from the last post.

  • Must listen to Gunguri/Sithter split.
    Must listen to Gunguri/Sithter split.
    Must listen to Gunguri/Sithter split.

    Will check this when I get home from work. Nice job Tyree!

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Wolves of Luciferian Light is so damn sick a song!

  • Waynecro

    Strawberry Satanic is my favorite protein-powder flavor, though Mocha Mephistophelian is a close second.

    • Kevin Nash & Friends

      I always liked Blueberry Beelzebub more than the Mocha flavor.

      • Waynecro

        That’s a pretty good flavor, but the hydrolyzed version is bitter as hell.

        • Kevin Nash & Friends

          I also enjoy Baal’s Blur Raspberry.

          • Waynecro

            I’ve never tried that one. Honestly, I’ve been a bit hesitant to try certain extreme flavors since the Baphomet Blazin’ Berry Blastoff preworkout supplement turned my core into a portal to hell. Doing squats with a spotter is always awkward, but it’s really bad when your spotter is a screaming hellfire demon who sweats human excrement and baby spiders.

  • Malted Hate

    Damnit Tyree, you metal gourmet bastard you. Every time I come to the Toilet you always have a bunch of great suggestions, I can’t hardly keep up already.

    That Serpentrance Demo is great, plus I LOVE that artwork. Anyone knows where I can find this in europe? Would love to get the tape and maybe the shirt, but the shipping from Canada is way too expencive.

  • OldMetalHead

    Aegrus>>>>>

  • Ah, another round of Tyree recs. Time to get my dick crushed!

  • CT-12

    This post was on fucking point for me today. Lot of good stuff here, but I’m really digging on Aegrus and Arvas (surprisingly thrashy shit – Aegrus really reminds me of Skeletonwitch in some parts). Thanks for posting man!

  • KJM

    BITCH, I’M FLOWIN STRAIGHT FROM THE SURVIVAL SCROLLS!!

  • CyberneticOrganism
  • Lacertilinger

    I remember seeing that Aegrus and hearing a track or two but had forgotten all about it.
    Pushed play, turned it up and went around doing house-shit, heard a killer thrashy riff and came in to check the song title.. Blood For The Master.
    m/
    I don’t think the cover for Profanator does the album justice, I fucking love this shit but most likely wouldn’t have clicked play on that album cover without the rec.

  • Cunt Cunt

    Dammit man my rent is due next week don’t tempt me like this! I’ll just send my landlord a link to this and he’ll understand why I’m a few quid short, hopefully.

  • Rob M

    Glad you liked Profanator…and I think you know I agree about Aegrus …really strong album