This Toilet Tuesday (12/19/17)


Welcome once again to Toilet Tuesday! It’s pretty slim pickings this week, but I’m cool with that; yesterday’s set of top 10’s reminded me of just how much shit I’d forgotten about, so a slower week is welcome. Hans and I have picked out a couple of noteworthy albums for your enjoyment; as usual, feel free to share your own down below.

Darkeater – Что помнит лес (Wolfspell Records) [Black Metal]

Depressive black metal leaning more on the side of Woods of Desolation than Xasthur, meaning it’s more dreamy-sad than suicidal-sad. Appropriately lo-fi instrumentation strums away forlornly in a relaxing stupor. The singer steps back entirely for long stretches of time. Both elements take a backseat to the ethereal, pearly synths that permeate every song, sometimes light on their feet, sometimes crawling right along with the rest, always wistful, always center stage. I don’t know if connoisseurs of the genre will be swept off their feet, but I’m pretty enthralled most of the time. 17/21/12 (Hans)

Mortiferum – Altar of Decay (Blood Harvest) [Death Metal]

Blood Harvest’s myriad releases saved this week from being a total bust as far as I’m concerned; of those, Mortiferum stands out as a grimy diamond in the rough. Altar of Decay sounds like Blood Incantation meets Demilich, and I don’t think I really need to say more than that. It’s slow and trudging at times, raging fast at others, and always filthy. It’s pure OSDM gold. 12/19/17 (Spear)

Abhorior – Secretion of the Ophidian Mandala (Mahamvantara Arts) [Black Metal]

Aethyrick – Athanor of Sorcery (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “From the Furnace of Words”

Agony by Default – Catastrophes of the Mind (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Mistress of Agony”

Anarchos – Invocation of Moribund Spirits (Blood Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Initiating Lawless Rights,” “Deformed Abomination”

Arcanorum Astrum – The Great One (Soundage Productions) [Symphonic Black Metal]
Listen to “The Great One”

Bastärd – From the Dark Ages (Reforestation Records) [Black/Speed Metal]

Centripetal Force – Eidetic (Xtreem Music) [Weird Thrash]

Chronic Xorn – For These Sins Who Must Die (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Doctrine of Hate,” “The Last Stand”

Circadian Ritual – Befallen (Live Fast Die Records) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Befallen”

Eternal Torment – Blind To Reality (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Depose”

Faceless Burial – Grotesque Miscreation (Blood Harvest) [Death Metal]

Forja – El llibre dels feyts (Independent) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Aurembiaix”

Frost Giant – The Harlot Star (Transcending Records) [Folk Metal]

Gunship 666 – Hellshima (Gout Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Hellshima”

Heretic Deathcult/Abigail – Blitzkrieg Satan (split- Narbentage Produktionen) [Black Metal]

In Shadows and Dust – A fleur de peau (Independent) [Death Metal]

Jack Frost – The Fall (Independent) [Gothic/Doom Metal]

Jarun – Sporysz (Arachnophobia Records) [Progressive Black Metal]

Loth – Apocryphe (Specific Recordings) [Black Metal]

Nova – Soli contro il mondo (ATMF Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Guerra per il Firmamento,” “Contro il Drago e il Toro”

Reverence – Foreverence (Razar Ice Records) [Heavy/Power Metal]

Shadowmaster – s/t (Seeing Red Records) [Sludge]

Silex – Arise (Independent) [Power Metal]

Synodic – Prodigious (Independent) [Black Metal]

Tribulation – Lady Death (Century Media Records) [Black Metal]

Trono Além Morte – O Olhar Atento da Escuridão (Signal Rex) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Infame Calamidade

Vale of Amonition – Those of Tartarean Ancestry (Independent) [Prog/Doom]

Valthus – Verdict for the Chronicle (Independent) [Power Metal]

Venom – 100 Miles to Hell (Spinefarm Records) [Speed/Black Metal]

Vigilante – Terminus of Thoughts (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Architecture of Deception”

Vnrest – II (Independent) [Instrumental Progressive Black Metal]

Voces Magicae – Atavisms (Independent) [Black Metal]

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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