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  • The Greatest Metal Concept Album Ever Tournament: Part 1

    It’s March Madness, and we here at ToH have bracket fever. However, most of us metalheads are far more familiar with 20-sided dice than barbells, so rather than going ape over B-ball, we’re throwing down on some mental mathletics. We’ve scoured the hallowed halls of Valhalla to find the best and brightest concept albums in all of metaldom, but we can’t decide this alone. We need you to choose the greatest metal concept album ever. Today, the first half of the 32-competitor bracket squares off. Who will be left standing?

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    March 22, 2017 • Best Concept Album, Metal • Views: 1957

  • And All the Converts Said, “Wololololo!” Wolok Announce New Split

    The masters of confounding black chaos return to turn more supplicants to the noise side. And this time, they’ve brought along friends.

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    January 26, 2017 • New Stuff, News • Views: 800

  • MAILMANBRO VII: THE HAUL AWAKENS

    Long ago in a mailbox far, far away…

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    September 14, 2016 • Open Swim • Views: 858

  • Crowhurst’s II: A Review

    Last year, Jay Gambit surprised fans of his long running Crowhurst noise project by turning it on its head. Gambit recruited a full band and released Crowhurst, an adventurous metal record slated to be the first of a trilogy. II (appropriately named as the second record of said trilogy) features new players and an even more malevolent sound than Crowhurst. Continue Reading

    August 4, 2016 • Metal, Reviews • Views: 1215

  • “Cursed is a right word.” – An Interview with Déhà of Yhdarl

    Yhdarl is one of the preeminent forces in the black/doom metal scene. The offspring of mad genius Déhà and his peerless cohort Larvalis, Yhdarl stands poised to spread with malefic darkness across the extreme metal soundscape with its upcoming album Loss. I caught up with Déhà to discuss the advance EP A Prelude to Great Loss, his workhorse attitude, and the metal landscape in 2016.

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    August 1, 2016 • Interviews, Metal • Views: 1041

  • The Monday Press: Voivod, Bölzer, Blut aus Nord and More!

    I have gathered you here today to talk about all the streams, tours, and album announcements from the past few days. Get your wallets ready.

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    May 2, 2016 • News, Open Swim • Views: 958

  • Month Without Metal, Week 3: The Final Countdown

    In all of my wisdom I have elected to give up metal for the month of February. What follows below is a recap of life without my preferred genre and all of the discovery and suffering that entails. Oh, and playlists! There are playlists, too. Please, won’t you come join me so I don’t have to suffer alone? Continue Reading

    February 22, 2016 • Not Metal, Open Swim • Views: 1013

  • Sunday Sesh: Vive La France and Healing for Beirut

    Today, we mourn all those who lost their lives in the deadly terror attacks of November 13th. At least 128 innocents were killed in a senseless tragedy and act of reckless hate. Nous sommes trop tous les Français d’aujourd’hui.

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    November 15, 2015 • Open Swim • Views: 1227

  • Black Metal and Consumerism: A Holiday Lesson

    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the foundational tenets of American society. Originally expostulated by John Locke as life, liberty, and property, these certain inalienable rights are written into the very being of the American capitalist machine. Each of these core values, taken on its own, is a beneficent, even essential, cornerstone for how our modern lives work. Without life and life abundant, we would become simple worker ants, droning around in our hives of industry, knowing neither pleasure nor pain but rather simple, blasé existence. Without liberty, we become prisoners shackled to the machine, confined to a set of mandates upon which we cannot agree and under which we cannot thrive. Without property, we are left to toil for the benefit of the few while barely even meeting our own material needs of shelter and comfort. Each of these rights is inextricably linked to the other, and the tri-fold union of all three is essential to the quality of life we’ve come to expect.

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    December 19, 2014 • Opinion • Views: 1732

  • Celebrity Picks for Best Albums of 2014 Pt. 1 (Feat. Baring Teeth and Patrons of the Rotting Gate)

    Although the writing staff here at Toilet ov Hell has impeccable taste, we wanted to offer y’all an outsider’s perspective on the best albums of 2014. So we reached out to some well-known celebrities. Unfortunately they wouldn’t return our calls or respond to our 200 emails (´・ω・`), so we had to turn to some metal musicians for input. Thankfully, the awesome dudes from Baring Teeth and Patrons of the Rotting Gate were more than happy to comply. Pay attention here, toileteers, because this is how year-end lists should look.

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    December 16, 2014 • Listmania, Opinion • Views: 2523