This Toilet Tuesday (10/7/14)

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Greetings, flushers! As October continues to gush forth its torrential new-release-diarrhea, W, Leif Bearikson, Stockhausen, and I remain ever-vigilant against the shitstorm to bring you the best of what the week has to offer. It’s not going to be a happy week for your wallet, but your ears will love you for it. Have at it!


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Thaw – Earth Ground (Witching Hour) [Black Metal]

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Thaw has been plenty busy the past couple years, giving us some demo material in 2012 that led up to a full-length in 2013, a single later that year, and then another full length due out this Friday. Earth Ground is a massive, sludgy beast of an album, hulking from the depths through a crushingly heavy production. The pacing of this album is fantastic; we’re rushed through a thickening void for a stretch, then we grind to a slow, tortured drag through swampy muck. Thankfully, Thaw never sacrifices clarity for their huge sound, and every riff is sharp enough to stab straight into your brain. Your brain will thank you later, trust me. (Stockhausen)


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Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire (Avalanche) [Industrial]

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Justin K. Broadrick and his million projects have left a permanent mark on heavy metal history. Whether you love his art or hate it, you can’t deny that he’s a major player who knows how to draw a crowd and build anticipation for new material. So, it was with bated breath that I eagerly waited for the newest Godlfesh release, A World Lit Only by Fire. Well, friends, the wait is over, and fans of Broadrick the world over can rejoice. I’ve listened to the whole album over at NPR, and let me tell you, it’s vintage, earth-shaking Godflesh in stellar form. If you aren’t a fan of Broadrick, you probably won’t like this new album. But if you, like many of us here, enjoy down-tuned crushing repetition and heavy industrial bounce, you’ll enjoy this. The album seems to be a nod to early and mid-career Godflesh, although I don’t feel that same palpable rage as permeated Streetcleaner. That said, the new 8-string is a great choice for bringing singularity levels of heaviness. Stream this album and bob your head to the hypnotic and heavy riffs. (W.)


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Lo-Pan – Colossus (Small Stone) [Hard Rock]

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Darkness. Despair. Depravity. Literally none of these D words describe Lo-Pan’s latest. Colossus, the 4th album from the Columbus quartet is just pure rock enjoyment filled with massive hooks and positive vibes. If you find yourself needing a break from all the bleak trveness you’ve ensconced yourself in, grab a 6 pack, hit the porch, turn up Lo-Pan and lighten up, Francis. (Leif Bearikson)


trepalium

Trepalium – Voodoo Moonshine (Klonoshpere/Season of Mist) [Death Swing]

Listen to “Moonshine Limbo”

If you like Diablo Swing Orchestra (and I know that some of you nerds do), then Trepalium should be right up your alley.  They bring the same amount of upbeat syncopated groove and traditional jazz instrumentation as the former, but with a slightly more wicked flair and markedly heavier vocals (read: growls).  “Moonshine Limbo” is looking to be one of the most fun releases of this year. (Spear)


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Lavatory – Morbid Terror (Slaughterhouse) [Death/Grind]

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Lavatory are making a strong showing with their full-length debut, Morbid Terror. These Malaysian madmen toss thrashy fuzziness, punk energy, and no-nonsense death metal into a blender, set it to heavy, and let it dry into concrete. Well-placed solos give their songs a classic feel, while stomping riffs and straight-from-the-blackened-heart vocal delivery propel them in all different directions. I get impression that these guys do not mess around, so buying their album would be a wise choice. (Stockhausen)


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Myopic/Torrid Husk – Crawling Mountain Apogee (Grimoire) [Black Metal]

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Metal splits are always a bit of a gamble. Sometimes you love one of the bands but hate the other. Sometimes neither band is truly able to capture their trademark sound over the course of only 2 to 3 tracks, and you’re left with a mediocre final product. Not so with this split, however. Crawling Mountain Apogee features two fantastic black metal bands for the price of one. Even better, both bands are able to shine on this release. Myopic play instrumental metal heavy with thoughtful riffs and rich bass lines. This is beautiful music that evokes a serene wooded glen. Not to say that they don’t bring the heavy, but the reserved vocal approach and dynamic textures take the forefront and transport your consciousness to a happy place in the wilderness. Torrid Husk provide an interesting antithesis to the effervescent first half of the split. I’ve had my eyes on these black metal upstarts for some time, so it’s exciting to hear some new songs by them. The tremolos and blasts wash over you unrelentingly, but the evocative vocals are what really caught my attention. There’s a pained urgency on display here, and this second half sounds like a tortuous battle for survival. The two halves work together to create a binary experience that is engaging throughout. Don’t miss it. (W.)


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Rigor Mortis – Slaves to the Grave (Independent) [Thrash]

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The death of Mike Scaccia sent waves all throughout the metal community. I was never a big a fan of Ministry, but as a resident of DFW who has thrash pulsing through his veins, I love Rigor Mortis. Today marks the release of their final album, and Mike Scaccia’s final musical contributions, Slaves to the Grave. It is everything you could want or expect from a Rigor Mortis album, from Scaccia’s impeccable fretwork to Corbitt’s burly vocals. Stream it and love it above. (Leif Bearikson)


Abazagoroth – The Satanic Verses (Eternal Death) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Angel Gabriel”

A Breach of Silence – The Darkest Road (Eclipse Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Night Rider”

Acid Drinkers – 25 Cents for a Riff (Mystic Production) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “25 Cents for a Riff”

Ain Sof Aur – Ophis Christos (Sulphur Records) [Death Metal]
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Arcana Coelestia – Nomas (Avantgarde Music) [Black Metal]
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Bethlehem – Hexekosioihexakontahexaphobia (Prophecy) [Dark Metal]
Listen to “Ein Kettenwolf greint 13:11-18”

Betrayed – Consuming Darkness (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Interment Necromancy”

BLuDDeD HEAD – Reign in Bludd (Sleeping Giant Glossolalia) [Noise/Doom]
Listen to “Fuckitdry”

Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry (Debemur Morti) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Paein”

Cea Serin – The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay (Generation Prog) [Mercurial Metal]
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Cerebral Extinction – Inhuman Theory of Chaos (Ghastly Music) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Burned Breath”

Chainfist – Scarred (Mighty Music/Target Group) [Thrash]
Preview

Coraxo – Starlit Flame II (Independent) [Industrial]

Crucifixion BR – Destroying the Fucking Disciples of Christ (Horror Pain Gore Death) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Destroying the Fucking Disciples of Christ”

Death Valley Driver – Carnivore’s Oath (Diminished Fifth) [Doom/Hard Rock]
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Drenaï – Deathwalker (Independent) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “The Last Stand”

Exodus – Blood In Blood Out (Nuclear Blast) [Thrash]
Listen to “Salt the Wound”, “Blood In, Blood Out”

Exotype – Exotype (Rise Records) [Metalcore]
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The Francesco Artusato Project – Our Dying Sun (Sumerian) [Instrumental]
Listen to “Gates of Reason”

From the Vastland – Temple of Daevas (Non Serviam) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Wrath of Aeshma”

God Dethroned – The Christhunt” (reissue- VIC Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Christhunt”

Hellion – Karma’s a Bitch (New Renaissance) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Hell Has No Fury”

Heroes of Vallentor – Warrior’s Path Part I (Inverse Records) [Power Metal]
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Itnuveth – Way of the Berserker (Xtreem Music) [Viking Metal]
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Korrigans – Ferocior Ad Rebellandum (Nemeton Records) [Folk/Black Metla]
Listen to “Proemio/Latium Vetus”

Like Desolate Like True – Infini Du Néant (Independent) [Blackgaze]

Madmans Esprit – Nacht (ATMF) [Depressive Black Metal]
Listen to “My Little Dark Paradise”

Maid Myriad – With Haste Upon Its Breath (Nefarious Industries) [Alt Metal]
Listen to “Be Careful What You Wish For”

Manes – Be All End All (Debemur Morti) [Experimental]
Listen to “Name the Serpent”

Manipulated Slaves – The River Without End (Slumber) [Thrash]

Mausoleum Gate – Mausoleum Gate (Cruz Del Sur) [Doom]
Listen to “Magic of the Gypsy Queen”

Monolyth – Origin (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Rupture”

Ohhms – Bloom (Holy Roar) [Stoner/Psychedelic/Post-Metal]
Listen to “Bad Seeds”

Orange Goblin – Back from the Abyss (Candlelight) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Devil’s Whip”

Pyre – Human Hecatomb (Chaos Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Flesh to Poles”

Quartered – Eyes and Ears (Independent) [Metalcore]
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Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died (Century Media) [Progressive/Power/Thrash]
Listen to “Arise and Purify”, “Frozen”

Shadowseer – Shadowseer (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Cursed for All Time”

Single Mothers – Negative Qualities (Hot Charity/Dine Alone) [Punk]

Solitary Sabred – Redemption Through Force (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Sarah Lancaster (The Witch’s Breed)”

Spawning Abhorrence – The Cursed Earth (Independent) [Death Metal]
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Tyranex – Unable to Tame (Black Lodge) [Thrash]
Preview

Viathyn – Cynosure (Independent) [Power Metal]
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Vihaan – Invicta (Independent) [Progressive Metal]
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Winterfylleth – The Divination of Antiquity (Candlelight) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Divination of Antiquity”

 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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  • Edward Meehan

    Blut Aus Nord and Godflesh are out the same day?!?!

    • W.

      Yessir. We didn’t do a blurb for BAN here because we’re certain Howard Dean has something cooking.

      • Edward Meehan

        We also have something cooking… for my eardrums.

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        If I wanted to give them a try which BAN CD should I get? Understand that I love industrial.

        • W.

          Uh, I’d say just jam the 777 trilogy.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Thanks W!

  • Small edit, Maid Myriad is on Nefarious Industries. Earsplit is the PR group.

    http://nefariousindustries.com/releases/nef-17/

    • W.

      Noted!

      • In a weird connection, Maid Myriad’s drummer Greg, used to be in So Is The Tongue, former band of Ron from Kayo Dot. And both SITT and Tovarish were on Nefarious Industries. We’re all connected!

  • KJM
  • Beunhaas

    ..

  • Tyree

    Those Lavatory vo-kills are gnarly. I can dig it.

    • Stockhausen

      Those guys are a lot of fun.

      • Tyree

        Indeed, It’s pretty nasty sounding death metal.

    • Their name fits right in here.

  • KJM

    Orange Goblin is my pick for today.

  • W.

    Also, happy birthday to Masterlord and Randall Thor!

  • Stockhausen

    Can’t wait to check out that Trepalium!

  • Guacamole Jim

    Godflesh is killer!! An excellent Toilet Tuesday this time ’round.

  • That Trepalium song reminded me of Devin Townsend – Bad Devil.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vLm5AetaZI

  • IronLawnmower

    This tuesday. Is a good tuesday. Some stuff to jam too while I wait for the school suspension to end.

    • Death

      Why were you suspended?

      • IronLawnmower

        I made a catholic priest joke.

        • When they got mad, I hope you responded with “Jesus, it’s just a joke!”

          • IronLawnmower

            Yep. Girl who got all offended and shit twisted my words to I said all catholics are rapists.

          • Rob M

            Well they definitely should have know she was lying…everyone knows its only the Priests who do that

  • Death

    Fuuuuck! I have to wait till Friday for that Godflesh album.

    • Scrimm
      • W.

        I’m listening to it right now!

      • Death

        Don’t kick the man that is already down!

        • Scrimm
          • Tyree

            Kick ’em when they’re up, Kick ’em when they’re down, Kick ’em when they’re up, Kick ’em all around.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0xr31XbSOU

          • Scrimm

            My parents really like that fool.

          • Tyree

            …I do love me some Don Henley and Joe Walsh, but fuck the Eagles man.

          • Spear
          • Tyree

            There it is!!!

          • Scrimm

            Yeah I hate the fucking Eagles.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            HaHaHaHaHa. Mine too.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I like Don Henley’s solo work. This song, Boys of Summer and End Of The Innocence are great songs compared to most of the songs by the Eagles. The only song I care about by them is Hotel California because that song is everywhere.

    • Virgil the Ghost Poet

      I might not get mine for 12 weeks. Its coming from Japan.

  • Oh yeah, and Century Media re-released Dark Tranquillity’s Skydancer & Of Chaos & Eternal Night yesterday.

    • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

      yup yup yup!!.. Of Chaos is sounding awesome!

  • Spear

    We don’t get Sanctuary until next week. Fuuuuuuuuck

    • W.

      Eagerly awaiting my pre-order.

      • Spear

        These staggered release dates are annoying as hell. My jimmies are rapidly approaching maximum rustlage.

      • Tyree

        Speaking of Preorders. We got this to look forward to very soon.
        https://a389recordings.bandcamp.com/album/a389-153-primitive-man-fister-split

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        Atriarch, Giant Squid, later thus month and Monster Magnet next month, YEAH!!!!

        • W.

          Oh man, I’m looking forward to Giant Squid.

    • crazytaco_12

      woah, woah, woah, what? Why’s it say it above, I was stoked 🙁

      • Spear

        NA has to wait until the 14th for it, but it’s out everywhere else this week because lolbuttz.

  • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

    Thanks for this toilet! (lol).. i want to share this too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHi8mHZQa7o

    • JWG

      I knew something was up that this was on last week’s list, but I couldn’t find it.

      • W.

        It’s those accursed staggered release dates.

      • Spear

        What W. said. If something has multiple release dates, I always put up the first one and exclude the others unless there’s a significant amount of time between them (3+ weeks).

      • Simon Phoenix

        You get bonus points for you new avatar sir.

        WHERE IS THE GODDAMN MOVIE AT, GENNDY?

        • JWG

          Definitely another series for which I still need closure .

          It’s not quite a desperate need, mind you, but still a need left unfulfilled.

        • W.

          Genndy was the creator of all the best shows, but he always left us hanging. His run on Dexter’s Lab, Samurai Jack, and the first Clone Wars series were amazing.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    For people who don’t know, Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is fear of 666.

  • That trepalium is just plain fun.

  • TheCheezFace .

    Trepalium is good.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    I love the new Godflesh album. I can’t stop listening to it. I hope these guys tour the US for this album since their past attempts as US tours have a tendency to get the New York date cancelled.

    • crazytaco_12

      Are you talking about the new full length that came out today, or that “Decline and Fall” EP? I was curious about buying that, but I hadn’t really heard anything about it outside of being bonus tracks or something they didn’t want to include on AWLOBF

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        Decline and Fall us great. I got the Japanese version with bonus tracks and that us my album of the year until I hear AWLOBF. It is really good.

        • crazytaco_12

          Shweat. Hopefully my record store actually stocks up on these albums.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I am talking about the one that came out yesterday. It’s so goddamn good and it reminds me of Streetcleaner for the modern day.

        • crazytaco_12

          Nice. I don’t think it could live up to Streetcleaner’s standards personally for me, but I will definitely have to check it out after hearing so many good things about it. Even if it isn’t their best or awesome or anything, I’m sure it’ll be at least be a good Godflesh album.

    • Virgil the Ghost Poet

      Mine is in the mail.

  • Scrimm

    Bought Alien Isolation so my music budget is not much this week. Still a couple used discs I have my eye on. Last week surprised me with an album I never expected to include on my top ten, but it’s gonna be way up there.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      Have you read any reviews for that game? I really want to buy it but I’m unsure if it will be good. I cannot wait for the game The Crew though, it’s a racing game that has the entirety of the US as the open world. I also want the Mad Max game as well.

      • Scrimm

        I read a few reviews, but tried to to see too much. So far it is a worthy purchase. I’m really looking forward to the Evil Within next week.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          I hope The Evil Within is good. I have a PS4 and I’m going to be picking up a lot of games by the time Far Cry 4 comes out and even more games after the new year.

          • Scrimm

            So far Alien is great. Overall the best games I have at the moment are Diablo 3 and Tomb Raider. Not really a TR fan but the new one is worlds above the others, just an incredible action game.

    • Xan

      I just bought Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor so my funds are running low as well. It is a great game.

    • W.

      Which album? I’m curious to see if our lists overlap.

      • Scrimm

        I wouldn’t be surprised to see we have a few of the same things on there but I would be surprised to see this album on too many lists. It is the new Internal Bleeding. The band has some sentimental value for me being the first DM band I ever saw live. I think this new one is their best. nothing too fancy, just crushing from start to finish.

        • W.

          I’ll check it out!

  • Simon Phoenix

    Damn good week. Godflesh, Abazagorath, and Lo-Pan on the same day? Hell yes.

    And Trepalium and Lavatory are also quite good. I’m going to have to check out that Exodus too as I haven’t paid attention to their last release.

    • Tyree

      Lavatory kicked my ass hard this morning. Good shit!

  • Count_Breznak

    Huh, Trepalium, completely forgot about them, looks like they even released an album I missed in ’12.
    The “traditional jazz instrumentation” is only a thing for that song (or maybe the whole EP) tho, as are the outfits. They generally play death metal with a few odd bits here and there.

    • Spear

      Hmm. Hopefully the whole album will have that feel going for it. The only song I’d heard prior to this one was Sick Boogie Murder, which is kind of along the same lines as the new one.

  • Lacertilian

    That Pyre track was good, no frills but still banged my head.