This Toilet Tuesday (10/11/16)

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Welcome once more to Toilet Tuesday! Unfortunately, this week is a little on the rough side. There are certainly some solid releases in here, but they’re small islands of purity in a sea of crap. W and I have picked out a couple of the better ones, but there are a few more albums worth looking into in that list down there. Proceed with caution, friends.


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Botanist/Oskoreien – EP3: Green Metal / Deterministic Chaos (split- Avantgarde Music) [Plant Metal/Black Metal]
Listen to “Without You I’m Nothing” (Oskoreien), “Dracula Vampira” (Botanist)

Splits that feature complementary extremes are the best kind of splits, and Deterministic Chaos / Green Metal certainly delivers. On this particular partnership, Oskoreien plays the part of emotional climax and heavy atmosphere perfectly. A bit meandering, true, but Valena’s banshee wails suit the feeling of aimlessly wandering through a caustic fog perfectly. In stark contrast, Botanist’s hammered-dulcimer black metal is a joyous rapture of nature shaking forth its bonds and going for a walkabout in a warm clime. It’s all bright riffs, glowing tone, and rippling percussion that sounds like cleansing rain. It’s oddly happy for a “black metal” release, but I dig it mightily. FFO: Pyracantha, Chemical Cascades, Alcest 10/15/16 (W.)


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Départe – Failure, Subside (Season of Mist) [Black/Death Metal]
Listen to “Vessel,” “Grief Echoes (Golden Scars),” “Ruin”

DSBM artists seem to think that the key to conveying despair is warbling pathetically in a weak falsetto over dull, repetitive riffs. Départe is everything that so many of those bands aren’t; interesting, honest, convincing. This sounds like depression feels; a thick, numbing haze choking out any sense of vibrancy or hope. The throat-shredding vocals and subtle but powerful bass are your path through the fog, the connecting points between the generally sparse waypoints of percussion. Hit play on this one and follow me into the gray. 10/14/16 (Spear)


40 Watt Sun – Wider than the Sky (Radiance Records) [Chill Doom]
Listen to “Beyond You”

Afterburner – Tomb of Kings (Soundage Productions) [Death Metal]
Preview

Agatus – The Eternalist (Hells Headbangers) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Invisible (Fifth Portal to Atlantis),” “Perils of The Sea (Part II)”

Age of Woe – An Ill Wind Blowing (War Anthem Records) [Hardcore-Tinged Death Metal]
Listen to “Heavy Clouds”

Akral Necrosis – Underlight (Loud Rage Music) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Hounds of Plague,” “Underlight”

Амезарак – Non Lucidum Tristitia (Symbol of Domination) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Надежда”

Anciients – Voice of the Void (Season of Mist) [Progressive Metal]
Stream

Axxion – Back in Time (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Azooma – The Act of Eye (Xtreem Music) [Tech Death]
Stream

Black Table – Obelisk (Silent Pendulum Records) [Post-Black Metal]
Listen to “Obtuse,” “Helm,” “Gargantua”

Blasphemer – Ritual Theophagy (Comatose Music) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Jesus Rapes”

Cara Neir – Perpetual Despair Is the Human Condition (Broken Limbs Recordings) [Crusty Black Metal]
Listen to “Trials of the Lost”

Cardinal Wyrm – Cast Away Souls (Svart Records) [Doom]

Chromatic Point – Изгрев (Independent) [Instrumental Prog/Fusion]
Listen to “Patuvajki Niz Sonot”

Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder (Peaceville Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Tundra Leech”

Devil’s Poison – Evil Metal Attack! (El Conjuro Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “666”

Disciple – Long Live the Rebels (Tooth & Nail Records) [Nu Metal]
Listen to “Erase”

Eden’s Curse – Cardinal (AFM Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Sell Your Soul”

Elixir – Where the Secret Lies (Maple Metal Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Southern Pride”

Escarnium – Interitus (Redefining Darkness/Testimony) [Death Metal]
Listen to “100 Days of Bloodbath”

Existance – Breaking the Rock (Black Viper Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Breaking the Rock”

Flooded Church of Asmodeus – Piss Soaked Church of the Wrong: A Total Holocaust of Those Who Turn the Other Cheek (Bestial Burst) [Black Metal/Noise]
Listen to “Long Live the New Master of the Ghost Ship/Holding Out for Lucifer”

Frostagrath – Spectral Existence (Masked Dead Records) [Black Metal]
Stream

Gianluca Ferro – A Hole in the Ocean (Independent) [Prog/Fusion]
Listen

Heimdalls Wacht – Geisterseher (TrollZorn Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Scyomantia”

Hobbs’ Angel of Death – Heaven Bled (Hells Headbangers) [Blackened Thrash]
Listen to “Walk My Path,” “Son of God”

Ichabod Krane – Beyond Eternity (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Pandora’s Box”

Iron Attack! – 宇宙とファンタジー (Uchu to Fantasy) (Independent) [Power Metal]
Preview

Iron Curtain – Guilty as Charged (Heavy Forces/Pure Steel) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Wild & Rebel”

Lady Beast – Metal Immortal (Inferno Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Devil’s Due”

Nicrotek – Cosmic Whispers (Cvlminis) [Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal]
Listen to “Dissolution”

Nicrotek – The Planets (Independent) [Dark Ambient]
Listen to “Jupiter”

Northern Crown – The Others (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Les Autres”

Octaviagrace – Outward Resonance (Fores Tracks) [Power Metal]
Listen to “White Graffiti”

Oozing Wound – Whatever Forever (Thrill Jockey Records) [Thrash/Crossover]
Listen to “Diver”

Ophidius – The Way of the Voice (Independent) [Instrumental Tech Metal]
Listen to “Fo Sivaas”

Our Place of Worship Is Silence – The Embodiment of Hate (Broken Limbs Recordings) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Feast of Martyrdom”

Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Relapse Records) [Doomy Rock]
Listen to “Flies,” “Shadows”

Sacred Steel – Heavy Metal Sacrifice (Cruz Del Sur Music) [Heavy/Speed Metal]
Listen to “Let There Be Steel”

Seven Sisters – Seven Sisters (High Roller Records) [Heavy/Speed Metal]
Listen to “Highways of the Night”

Sonic Syndicate – Confessions (Despotz Records) [Alt Metal]
Listen to “Start A War”

Spectral Voice/Phrenelith – Spectral Voice/Phrenelith (split- Iron Bonehead/Dark Descent) [Death/Doom]

Suma – The Order of Things (Argonauta Records) [Sludge/Post-Metal]
Listen to “Bait for Maggots”

Teodasia – Metamorphosis (Independent) [Symphonic/Gothic Metal]
Preview

Theatres des Vampires – Candyland (Scarlet Records) [*EARTH-SHATTERING FART NOISES*]
Listen to the singer loudly exhale at the end of every vocal line

Throneum – Morbid Death Tales (Hells Headbangers) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Darkness Of Another Circle (II),” “Cacus”

Tortorum – Rotten. Dead. Forgotten. (WTC Productions) [Black Metal]
Stream

Venom Prison – Animus (Prosthetic Records) [Death Metal/Hardcore]
Listen

Vomit of Doom – Magnus Cruelty (Symbol of Domination) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Black Metal Invasion”

Waldgeflüster – Ruinen (Nordvis) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Weltenwanderer”

Warcrab – Scars of Aeons (Black Bow Records) [Death Metal/Sludge]
Listen to “Conquest”

The Well – Pagan Science (RidingEasy Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Black Eyed Gods,” “Drug From The Banks”

Wormrot – Voices (Earache Records) [Grindcore]
Listen to “Fallen into Disuse”

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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