This Toilet Tuesday (11/11/14)


Ahh, November. The weather has cooled, the trees are barren, and the snow falls like angel shit. It’s fucking miserable: the perfect time of year for metal. Whether you try to push through the bleakness with some uplifting power metal or succumb to the graying dark with DSBM, Stockhausen, W., and I have brought you that which you need. Fight it or embrace it; the Void draws ever closer. -Spear


Usnea – Random Cosmic Violence (Relapse) [Doom]

Listen to “Healing Through Death,” “Random Cosmic Violence”

I know a lot of you chumps are excited for this release, and if you’re not, pause your Frozen soundtrack or whatever and listen to this album. Anything with the words “doom” or “sludge” in it automatically puts up a red flag in my brain that says “Stockhausen, bro, you may not like this.” Thankfully, Usnea kicks that flag in the face, grips my face, and pulls me in with the most heavy-handed of approaches. The word “epic” has been ruined by our trendy culture, but Random Cosmic Violence cares not for such trivial associations, and thunders through a positively monolithic album that reclaims the word for right reasons. (Stockhausen)

hombre malo

Hombre Malo – Persistent Murmur of Words of Wrath (Disiplin Media) [Sludge/Doom]


I actually have a little bit of random history with Hombre Malo. I took a trip to Norway this past summer, and I happened to be there for the Oslo Musikkfest (a complicated Norwegian phrase that translates to “Oslo Music Fest”). I also happened to meet up with a guy I met on a metal website that shall not be named (not nearly as sketchy as it sounds), and he took me to the heavier section of the outdoor fest. I found myself watching a really fun, gritty band that was rooted in rock and roll but explored everything from hardcore, sludge, and thrash. That band was Hombre Malo, and I was more than happy to keep up with them once I got home. Persistent Murmur of Words of Wrath rocks, rolls, thrashes, and stomps a messy trail across a vaguely black metal landscape, giving us seven tracks of blistering fun and nasty games. (Stockhausen)


Spires – The Whisperer (Eulogy Media) [Progressive Metal]


I haven’t been listening to much prog metal lately since I’M NOT A FUCKING NERD half the bands that label themselves as “progressive” are either shitty deathcore bands trying to make excuses for their inability to write a coherent song; are guys in their early 40’s shamelessly aping Dream Theater’s sound (minus any of the actual talent/ability to play outside of 4/4); or are Mikael Åkerfeldt retreading musical ground that was covered 40 years ago and calling it innovative. Spires’ second full-length, The Whisperer, might be the album to draw me back in. I’m not going to call it the end-all be-all progressive metal album of 2014, but the organic structure of each of the songs offers a refreshing change from the prog-for-prog’s-sake BS that their contemporaries tend to vomit out. The Whisperer is heavy but mellow; clean and lightly distorted guitars are abundant, creating an atmosphere that is at once beautiful and unsettling, at times echoing the works of Gorguts and early Mastodon without sounding overtly like either. In any case, I highly recommend it. Minimal flushing. (Spear)


Nesseria – Fractures (Throatruiner) [Black/Grind]


Nesseria are a band intimate with the void. They have watched it, studied it, drank of it. They have learned its ways and crafted a monolithic portal as a conduit to the void. This portal, Fractures, is a transformative work of black metal and grind that somehow transcends both. You can always tell when a metal band is from France because there is a deep conviction and emotional weight to the music. There is a pressing sense of hopelessness and sorrow that permeates this entire release. If you want grind that espouses more than just rage and hate, look no further. (W.)

a pregnant light

A Pregnant Light – My Game Doesn’t Have a Name (Colloquial Sound) [Purple Metal]


I’ve decided to spend my limited TTT space this week discussing A Pregnant Light because my good buddy and original metal online hetero life-partner Edward is a big fan. APL is typically referred to as Purple Metal because the music incorporates elements of black metal while residing in a distinctly different spectrum. The tremolo riffs and blasts are limited and used to accentuate the poppy hooks and punky barks. If you’re a fan of the void, you might not like this. However, if you want a unique take on the BM formula and don’t mind some lighter sensibilities, check out My Game Doesn’t Have a Name. (W.)

Acid Age – Drone Shark Ethics (Witches Brew) [Thrash]
Listen to “50,000 Robot Archers”

Akyrviron – Dreamscape Requiem (Independent) [Instrumental Symphonic Metal]

Al-Kamar – Ouroboros Ring (Independent) [Black Metal]

Anatomy of Habit – Ciphers + Axioms (Relapse Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Radiate and Recede”

Anguish – Mountain (Dark Descent) [Doom]
Listen to “Snowhammer”

Appalachian Winter – The Epochs that Built the Mountains (Nine Gates) [Folk Metal]

Arroganz – Tod & Teufel (FDA Rekotz) [Death Metal]

Askrinn – Hjørleifsljóð (Independent) [Pagan Black Metal]

BanDemoniC – Fires of Redemption (Steel Gallery) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Awakening”

Blind Petition – Law & Order (Breakin’ Records) [Rock]
Listen to “Won’t You”

Blodhemn – H7 (Indie Recordings) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Evig Heder”

Born of Fire – Dead Winter Sun (Pure Steel Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Dead Winter Sun”

Cadaveric Spasm/Clit Eastwood – Cadaveric Spasm/Clit Eastwood (split- Horror Pain Gore Death) [Grind]

Carcass – Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel (Nuclear Blast) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Livestock Marketplace”

Carcharodon/Southern Drinkstruction – Pizza Commando (split- Revalve Records) [..?]
Listen to “Zuppa Romana”

Carnal Agony – Preludes & Nocturnes (Sliptrick Records) [Thrash]

Cryostasium – Stalwart (Symbol of Domination) [Black Metal/Crust]
Stream (Rough Mix)

The Dead – Deathsteps to Oblivion (Transcending Obscurity) [Death/Sludge]

Deaf Eyes – Deaf Eyes (Argonauta Records) [Instrumental Post-Metal]
Listen to “The Eyes of Regret”

Death Fortress – Among the Ranks of the Unconquerable (Fallen Empire Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “King’s Blood,” “Arrogant Force”

The Deathtrip – Deep Drone Master (Svart Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “A Foot in Each Hell”

Dire Omen – Wresting the Revelation of Futility (Dark Descent) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “Foretold Untethering From Existence”

Dominanz – Noxious (Industrial Silence) [Industrial Black Metal]
Listen to “Salvation”

Downfall of Gaia – Aeon Unveils the Throne of Decay (Metal Blade) [Black Metal]

Drakum – Torches Will Rise Again (Independent) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Around the Oak,” “Spirit”

Forsaken World – Fragments (Art Gate Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Our Own Society”

Foreseen – Helsinki Savagery (20 Buck Spin) [Thrash]
Listen to “Market Target”

From the Sunset, Forest and Grief – …Empty, Cold and Forgotten (Naturmacht Productions) [DSBM]

Godmaker – Godmaker (Aqualamb) [Doom]
Listen to “Megalith”

Grorr – The Unknown Citizens (ViciSolum Productions) [Djent]
Listen to “The Fighter- Pandemonium,” “The Dreamer- Unique”

Hands of Orlac – Figli Del Crepuscolo (Horror Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Last Fatal Drop”

Hangar – The Best of 15 Years, Based on a True Story (Dynamo Brazille) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Let Me Know Who I Am”

Hellhound – For Whom You Pray (Brutal Infection Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Fantamorgana Agama”

Hollow Earth – Silent Graves (Panic Records) [Hardcore]

The House of Capricorn – Morning Star Rise (Svart) [Doom]

Implode – Aeon Clockwork – I of Everything, Chapter 1 (Cramada) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Stress Communion”

Incursed – Beer Bloodbath (Independent) [Folk Metal]

Job For A Cowboy – Sun Eater (Metal Blade) [Progressive Death Metal]

Kolony – Sledge (Independent) [Melodic Metal]
Listen to “Echoes,” “Sledge That Shit”

Kontrust – Explositive (Napalm Records) [Groove Metal]
Listen to “Just Propaganda”

Krokodil – Nachash (Spinefarm Records) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Shatter,”Reptilia Familiar”

Kynesis – Kali Yuga (physical release- Red Sound Records) [Post-Metal]

Laugh at the Fakes – Dethrone the Crown (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “Death Awaits”

Lebensnacht – uudelleensyntynyt ikuiseen pimeyteen (Naturmacht Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Blutmeer,” “uudelleensyntynyt ikuiseen pimeyteen”

Los Buscadores del Movimiento Perpetuo – Mil Días de viaje (Independent) [Doom]

Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds (Nuclear Blast) [Thrash]

Mortician – Shout for Heavy Metal (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]

Mortuary Drape – Spiritual Independence (Iron Tyrant) [Black Metal]

Mothership – Mothership II (Ripple Music) [Doom]
Listen to “Priestess of the Moon”

Nightingale – Retribution (Inside Out Music) [Melodic Metal]
Listen to “Chasing the Storm Away”, “On Stolen Wings”

Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God (Profound Lore) [Real Funny Jokes Metal] Review
Listen to “The Lash,” “Predators”

Pagan Spirits – Memorias de un pasado olvidado (Nebula Forest) [Black Metal]

Pain of Salvation – Falling Home (Inside Out Music) [Prog Rock/Metal]
Listen to “1979”

Pentacle – The Fifth Moon …Beyond and Back (Vic Records) [Black Metal]

Project 86 – Knives to the Future (Team Black Recordings) [Hard Rock]
Listen to “Pale Rider”

Pyöveli – Still Underground (Witches Brew) [Thrash]
Listen to “Heavy Thrasher”

Red Enemy – Red Enemy (Mediaskare Records) [Flushcore]
Listen to “(mis)leaders”

Saga of Sorrow – War of Wolves (Independent) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “As the Bodies Fall”

Saille – Eldritch (Code666/Aural Records) [Epic Black Metal]
Listen to “Eater of Worlds”

Satanic Warmaster – Fimbulwinter (Werewolf Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Fimbulwinter’s Spell”

Shiran – Warm Winter Day (Independent) [Melodic Metal]
Listen to “The Child”

Silent Planet – The Night God Slept (Solid State Records) [Metalcore]
Listen to “First Mother (Lilith)”

Skálmöld – Með Vættum (Napalm Records) [Viking/Folk Metal]

Skelator – King of Fear (Swords & Chains) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Necromancer”

Space God Ritual – From Void to Ocean (Independent) [Doom]

 SS – Limp.Gasp.Collapse. (Prosthetic) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “Slave to Persuasion”

Stealing Axion – Aeons [Djent]
Listen to “Lost Awakening,” “Exiled”

Steignyr – Tales of a Forgotten Hero (Art Gate Records) [Folk Metal]
Stream (ends 11/14)

Stormvold – Third Bestial Mutilation (Xtreem Music) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “Brilliance of Thunder”

Stubb – Cry of the Ocean (Ripple Music) [Doom]
Listen to “Sail Forever”

Tourniquet – Onward to Freedom (Pathogenic Records) [Power/Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Onward to Freedom”

Uganga – Oppressor (Sapólio Rádio) [Thrash]

V-Anger – In Shovel We Trust (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “Revenge”

Vorbleed – Book of Genesis (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Genesis I: Wrath of the Phoenix”

Warhorde – Kiss the Goat (Barbarian Wrath) [Black Thrash]

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

(Photos VIA, VIA, VIA, VIA, VIA, VIA, and VIA)

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  • Woods of Ypres should be on everyone’s bleak winter playlists IMHMFO.

    • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

      JAG if / when my work situation changes in the near future I’m going to have you school me on some tunes.

      • I’d likely bore you with much of my picks haha.

        • VV.

          Maybe so, but certainly not with Woods of Ypres. I don’t think a single person here has ever said anything bad about Woods.

          • If someone ever does I shall come through their goddamned modems or phones and squeeze their necks until their eyeballs pop from out of their sockets.

    • DeadButtDreaming

      My first metal forum was the Woods of Ypres over at Ultimate Metal. David Gold ran the forum, I talked to him quite a bit, and he even personally mailed me the guitar strings he used to record their second album as memento.

      I miss the guy and metal lost a real, genuine soul when he was killed.

      • Very true, brother. He was one-of-a-kind. Glad you had a chance to know David.

      • J.R.

        I wasnt familiar with them at all until I found Thrawsunblat’s stuff and learned a little about their…circumstances of formation. Pretty bleak stuff.

  • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

    W. if you keep giving me Toilet Tuesday namedrops you guys will never be able to get rid of me. Lol.

    I enjoyed A Pregnant Light’s newest album but did not rush it into my Top Ten Albums of 2014.

    Speaking of music / winter, I played Prurient’s Palm Tree Corpse (the album, not the song from Bermuda Drain) at a pretty respectable volume driving into work today in a snowstorm. It was quite the experience.

    • VV.

      Why would I ever want to get rid of you, Sweet Ed?

      • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

        Good question, I am normally so laid back and pleasant. Also, you could not.

        (where is the ‘is this power metal or pick up lines game when you need it’?)

      • It looks like a bunch of you underwent name/picture changes while I was gone?

        • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

          I wish some of us hadn’t changed back, classic day on Le Toilet.

          • What did I miss?

          • Meehoineyhoin666Riot


    • Streaming A Pregnant Light right now, I’m really digging this stuff. Reminds me of some melodic hardcore bands I listen to once in a while.

      • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

        I’m a fan of dude. He just has so much competition this year!


    • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

      YOU! Is Twilight Guardians’ Land Of The KIngs (1998, self-released) as rare as I hear???

      • Probably? A 30 second search of google/ebay and I can’t find where to get it

        • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

          Dammit, I thought you – an expert in Power Metal, least compared to me – would have known for sure.

          • My expertise is supported heavily by my Googling abilities

          • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

            Smartphones have become the ultimate go to in any argument or discussion over facts.

    • DeadButtDreaming

      Hail brother knight! We shall feast upon game from the King’s Wood, quench our thirst with finest ale poured from pitchers held by buxom serving wenches, and tell high tales to celebrate your glorious return!

      For one glorious night, let us be not reminded that we work at Medieval Times and that I need a ride home after work, but we need to stop at 7/11 to see if they have that Dorito Dew because that stuff sounds awesome.

      *tips fedora respectfully*


  • Scrimm

    What about King Diamond’s Dreams of Horror? Also, my local store apparently always stocks the new releases Monday evening cause I got it last night and they had everything out.

    • VV.

      Isn’t that a compilation?

      • yup.

        • VV.

          Morning, Link. Is it almost summer down there? It’s freaking cold here.

          • ‘Morning, Bro! It’s always summer in Venezuela. Except inside the buildings with all those A.C. running jajajaja.

            Outside is 29º C now, because is cloudy and people here feel like if this is the mountains lol. We usually have 32-33º C in the day.

          • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

            I wish I had had a summer with one day that warmmmmmmm.

          • Everytime I talk with a foreigner says that to me.. But no, it’s not that good… I mean, I prefer hot temperatures, but all year!? Add that this place doesn’t get enough rain..

          • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

            Yeah, not all year, but given that’s tops one day in a year here. I could take it a little longer.

          • at least I’m happy in the cloudy days.. people here are the prototypical caribbean habitants and get sad easily in rain season jajaja.. i blast my most melancholic metal playlists like it’s no tomorrow.. at least I pretend I’m in Finland 😛

          • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

            😀 Plenty of melancholy here. Hail the comin’ Winter!

          • jajajajaja.. Venezuela’s like: Hail the neverending Heat Waves!!

          • VV.

            It’s about -3.9º C here today in Texas…

          • we should swap climates some day!!.. I live in one of the hottest cities of the country… So, it’s your exact opposite 😛

          • VV.

            It gets up to about 43º C here in the summer.

          • Oh, those 40-43º C are the worse.. This region got a serious heat wave this year and was unbereable.. Those months we got NO rain and the drought got worse.. Every morning I came to the work all sweat

          • VV.

            That sounds awful 🙁

          • Lacertilian

            Sydney is going to be 40C+ on Friday.

            I’m going to burn.


          • VV.

            Holy crap!

          • Lacertilian

            It is pretty hot for a spring day.
            Will be worse in February when we get the inevitable week long 42C+ heat waves with bushfire smoke choking all life.
            Need to move to Tasmania!

          • Yeah, it’s about -2.2 C here in Kansas, with crazy insane winds. I HATE WINTER.

          • VV.

            I think Kansas is technically in this South Plains region that gets super volatile weather

          • Yep, we get hot summers and frigid, snowy winters. It’s not too terrible, but I’ve always hated the cold.

          • Stockhausen

            I’m with you in OK. The temperature dropped like a rock in the space of about 30 minutes last night, and now it’s nasty cold.

      • Scrimm

        Yeah. Are those not included? Also, the remasters are quite a bit different.

        • VV.

          I don’t think we typically list compilations unless there’s a lot of new content, but I could be wrong. Spear has his own criteria and works really hard to put these lists together.

          • Scrimm

            Ok that works.

          • VV.

            But that’s why we like you guys pointing out stuff we missed here in the comments 🙂

        • Spear

          I typically don’t include compilations/reissues unless they’re drastically different, but I can certainly start doing so.

  • Am I the only one here that liked this song?

    Didn’t knew that Tourniquet had a new release.

    • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

      No, I prefer this to most Surgical Steel songs (not to say they were bad, this shit is just infectious!)

      • Bill Steer have one of the most tasteful tones in 2013/2014.. Wow, so much groovy!

    • i spun that EP this morning on the way to work. nothing stuck with me after the drive 🙁

      • the others songs for me were pretty regular.. like the fillers in Swansong..

  • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

    Shame on you for still not including GHOST BRIGADE. Oh yeah! and SLEEP OF MONSTERS has their debut Produces Reason finally out in USA as well.

  • Tyree

    There has been a lot of great sludge/doom this year but Random Cosmic Violence by Usnea is bar for the most exciting doom album I’ve heard so far. It’s goddamn heavy as fuck too, I think even the people here that are not into doom will enjoy it.

  • DeadButtDreaming

    Real Funny Jokes Metal is a genre that might be worse than Tech.

  • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

    Spires is quite good (I AM A NERD NOW????), Appalachian Winter has some really heart-warming (ahhahahahaa!) songs and Nesseria/Hombre Malo/A Pregnant Light all seem interesting. I am going to try something different today, namely listening to all music featured here!

    • VV.

      There is a lot of good stuff out today. I’m going to spend quite a bit of time exploring new releases.

      • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

        There’s a lot of releases I don’t recall hearing about (even the bands), but I have patience. Hopefully a new love will ignite.

    • Stockhausen

      That Hombre Malo album is a lot of fun! They kick it live.

      • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

        I’m actually playing it right now

  • The Foreseen record can be streamed in full here:

    Warning: It is jammy

  • I don’t recommend the new Tourniquet… Now I’m moving to hear A Pregnant Light…

  • HessianHunter

    Am I the only person who thinks the recent Opeth albums are great? It’s probably the sexiest prog rock I’ve ever heard.

    • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

      There are at least three of us (maybe four)

    • I liked Pale Communion!.. Heritage was a dissapointment

    • VV.

      I liked Heritage but thought Pale Communion was super boring.

    • I was unaware you recently made a video of your drumming skills. Sick beats, bro


    • Death

      I’m with you pumpkin baby. I really like Pale Communion.

    • Spear

      I liked Pale Communion more than Heritage, but I still thought they just kind of wandered through songs without any sort of development.

  • I would like to make a comment that everyone can reply to. However, with that reply, you must upvote all the other comments in the chain.

    I want to see how many replys and upvotes we can all get.

    An upvote circle jerk.


  • HessianHunter

    I was really bummed when the new Tourniquet song turned out to be from some dweeby power metal band instead of the super rad/obscure tech thrash titans of the 90’s–w

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    Can’t believe you actually mentioned Pain of Salvation’s new release. As a die hard fanboy, even I am skeptical that this acoustic album will be any good. Listening now…

    • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

      It is not, least nothing I’ve heard

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        They are usually pretty good at reconfiguring their songs in cool ways, but meh, they need to change their sound again asap.

        • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

          Three years and no album and all we get is an acoustic reworking. ‘Twas a dead baby when ’twas born this idea here.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            Can’t argue with that. I think I have come to terms with the idea that they might be basically done for. Maybe they can just call it quits and remaster a few of the earlier albums. I’d be happy.

          • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

            I can’t help but thinking Transatlantic or The Flower Kings haven’t doing good things for them. I was hoping having less time to spend in them would make Daniel & co step up a bit. But seriously this may be – as they say – it.

          • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

            That Holy Diver cover… At least it’s different

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            I liked a few of the Scarsick tracks, but otherwise it was pretty meh for me. Good moments throughout, but they don’t compensate for the rest of the song being pretty boring.

          • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

            I am forced to agree.

  • Hey, Spear.. The Vid you posted of Los Buscadores del Movimiento Perpetuo is a teaser.. Here is a entire song. I recommend it, btw!! they’re from Argentina:

    • Spear

      Thanks for catching that! I’ll check it out later.

  • DeadButtDreaming

    This was released a while ago, but anyone else check out the new Oozing Wound?

    It’s a fucking burner.

    • HessianHunter

      Record of the year.

  • Death

    Both of The Ape Of God albums are really good. I’ve listened to the stream countless times already. Also the butthurt is fun to watch.

    • DeadButtDreaming

      Funny Jokes Metal is the new trend for 2015.

  • Forgot the new JFAC came out today, so I’m streaming it now at work. Fuck man, this is great stuff.

    • Lacertilian

      First JFaC album I have bought.
      Awaiting the pre-order (international shipping on pre-orders is pretty terrible).

  • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

    Saille is awesome! I hate it when this good albums come and wreck havoc on my AOTY list (not that it’d really matter, it is just irritating. stop releasing good music late-year!)

  • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

    Don’t know when this is coming out, but this year it’s supposed to be. Great Austrian atmospheric black metal From a split with Sturmsprecht

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Holy goddamned fuck that’s a lot of new releases! Excellent writeup, Void-riders.

  • Cheeseburger Eddie

    Buckshot Facelift released their new album today as well.

    • Tyree

      Fuck yeah!!! Thanks, I’m looking forward to this beast!

    • Hnggg

    • VV.

      Oh yah. I’ve had that album for a while now since we got a promo, so I forgot it was coming out. Check out my review of it if you missed it.

      • Cheeseburger Eddie

        I did! That’s what got me interested in them

  • So purple metal has nothing to do with Prince? 🙁

  • Stockhausen

    Here’s the Hombre Malo set I happened to see thousands of miles away.

    • Stockhausen

      FU Disqus

      • Tyree

        Disqus is being more ov a bitch today then usual.

      • Tyree

        That one dude is getting his br000tal on!

        • Stockhausen

          Hahaha. There was a bigger crowd, I promise. Here’s a completely unrelated picture from Norway, cuz Norway.

          • Stockhausen

            I HATE U DISQUS

  • JWG

    I’m glad Spires got mentioned, because it means I’m not obligated to post it.

    I’m going to listen to it a few more times before I make any conclusive appraisal or judgement. But I really really dig it, especially for a near-blind purchase – I backed its recording on Kickstarter based solely on the strength of one song from their previous EP.

    • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

      Had never heard any of their stuff before, liking it all. Even the acoustic one

    • Lacertilian

      It had me hooked just enough before those cleans vocals to pull it through.

  • Here’s a bit of advice for how to slightly improve the list (I say “slightly” because you wouldn’t really notice this change unless you looked closely):
    If there’s a split album/EP that has 2+ bands that play different genres of music on it (i.e., the recent Arch Enemy/Kreator split release), list the 2 genres they play separately – in the case of the example I listed, the genre would be listed as [Melodeath; Thrash].

    Also, a quick trip to Encyclopedia Metallum reveals that both of the bands on the “Pizza Commando” Split release are both classified as “Death ‘n’ Roll”, so you might want to change the genre classification on that album (I’m only bringing this up because it looks like the author wasn’t sure what genre to classify the album as).

  • New Appalachian Winter!? Mortician!? Old Gloomy Gus!? That’s one sexy tuesday

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    Spear, you my friend are most definitely NOT a nerd.

  • J.R.

    Stubb and then Tourniquet. band name progression made me chuckle.

  • Further Down the Metal Hole

    I like the new Machine Head album. There, I said it. Quite much so, actually. As a fan, I feel it’s quite a step up from Unto the Locust, as they add some old school Burn My Eyes elements. Less epic, but more balls.