This Toilet Tuesday (12/5/17)


It’s Toilet Tuesday once more, friends. Let’s give ourselves one more week of new music before the year-end circlejerk begins. Hans and I picked out a couple albums that might have otherwise slipped your notice, but I, Voidhanger has a good showing this week as well. New tunes from Diablo Swing Orchestra and This White Mountain are a must, but I’m sure there’s more that’s worthy of our attention, too. Pick out an album or two we should hear from that list, and maybe share something you’ve come across in the past couple weeks, too.

Cultura Tres – La secta (Independent) [Sludge]
Listen to “La Secta”

While the sludge tag still seems appropriate, a strong influence from grunge makes itself felt right off the bat here. Groovy, pounding drums and a pleasantly mellow vocal approach dipping towards a bit of a snarl are a far cry from the aggression I expected, but definitely manage to create a sinister atmosphere that climbs up to a dramatic climax at the end. 12/7/17 (Hans)

Thaw – Grains (Agonia Records) [Atmospheric Black Metal/Doom]
Listen to “The Brigand”

This has been a long, stupid year, and Grains is going to be my soundtrack for its sputtering final breaths. “The Brigand” delivers blow after bone-cracking blow with big punchy chords in its first half and leaves you in a brutalized haze until its close. Part blackened doom, part dissonant drone, this is pure audio misery. 12/8/17 (Spear)

Alvenrad – Heer (SPKR/Trollmusic) [Folk Metal/Rock]
Listen to “De Zonne-ever”

Anna Fiori – In ohtli tonalli (Independent) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “Fuego Negro”

Atrocity – Masters of Darkness (Massacre Records) [Symphonic Death Metal]
Listen to “Masters of Darkness”

Azziard – Metempsychose (Malpermesita Records) [Black/Death Metal]

Æsthetica – Sonorus Æon (Esetiske Studier/Fysisk Format) [Doom]
Listen to “Ekstasis,” “Worshipper”

Cauterization – Id Katharsis (Hammer of Damnation) [Death Metal]

The Clearing Path – Watershed Between Firmament and the Realm of Hyperborea (I, Voidhanger) [Weird Black Metal]

Coffin Curse – Inward Dissolution (Melipulli/Machalia) [Death Metal]
Listen to “As Light Is Banished”

Coronatus – Secrets of Nature (Massacre Records) [Symphonic Power Metal]
Listen to “Mountain Sky”

Corrosive – Lucifer Gave the Faith (MDD Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Leftovers”

Dead Meat – Preachers of Gore (Vomit Your Shirt) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “Died With Open Eyes”

Diablo Swing Orchestra – Pacifisticuffs (Candlelight Records) [Everything]
Listen to “Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)”

DSKNT – PhSPHR Entropy (Clavis Secretorvm) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Resurgence of Primordial Void Aperture”

Feared – Svart (Independent) [Groovy Death Metal]
Listen to “Your Black is My White,” “The Mare”

Havok – Sodomized by Divine Order (Brutaller Records) [Brutal Death Metal]

The High Drifters – Westall (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Observer”

Hoofmark – Stoic Winds (Ultraje) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Stoic Winds”

Ignis Haereticum – Autocognition of Light (Goathorned Productions) [Black Metal]

Into Coffin – The Majestic Supremacy Of Cosmic Chaos (Terror From Hell Records) [Death Doom]

Kuoleman Galleria – Pimeys saapuu pohjoiseen (Inverse Records) [Black’n’Roll]
Listen to “Ajan Hammas”

Lapin Helvetti – s/t (Svart Records) [Crust/Grind]

Lüüp – Canticles of the Holy Scythe (I, Voidhanger) [Weird Folk]

Nadir – The Sixth Extinction (Grimm Distribution) [Death/Doom]

Neocaesar – 11:11 (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]

Pale Horseman – The Fourth Seal (Black Bow Records) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Final War”

Perdition Winds – Transcendent Emptiness (Hellthrasher Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Saints of the Deathfields,” “Impious Frontier”

Red Death – Formidable Darkness (Triple B Records) [Crossover Thrash]

Sadauk – A New Dawn (Pure Legend Records) [Sympnonic/Gothic Doom]
Listen to “Sage and Jester”

Schwarzer Engel – Sinnflut (Massacre Records) [Goth Metal]
Listen to “Sinnflut”

Sinistrary – Ave Black Metal (Ritos de Muerte Radio Extrema) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ave Black Metal”

Somnent – Sojourn (GS Productions) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Deceit”

The Stone – Teatar apsurda (Mizantropeon Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Teatar apsurda”

This White Mountain – XXV (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Never Wake”

Tongues – Hreilia (I, Voidhanger) [Weird Black Metal]

Turn Out – South of Hippie (Independent) [Prog Death/Thrash]
Listen to “South of Hippie”

Vein of Hate – Non-organic Placebo for a Victim (Independent) [Prog Death]

Вѣна – Caveman Worship (Independent) [Drone/Doom]

Wald Krypta – Pandemic Winds (Eternal Death) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Resurrecting the Forgotten Ancients”

Wings of Destiny – Butterfly Effect (Melodic Revolution Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Butterfly Effect”

WildeStarr – Beyond the Rain (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Beyond the Rain”

Wrathblade – God of the Deep Unleashed (Eat Metal Records) [Heavy Metal]

Wrath Sins – The Awakening (Raising Legends Records) [Prog/Thrash]

矢島舞依 – Innocent Emotion (Daiki Sound) [Power 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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  • Dubby Fresh

    I can’t believe that Diablo Swing Orchestra album is finally coming out. Either the Masterlord (ripip) or I wrote about its announcement when this blog started over three years ago!

  • Howard Dean

    Haha, that preview for the power metal band [Asian word characters] is pretty wild shit. In the comment section of YouTube, Yukio O. had this to say about it:



  • While there’s nothing wrong with them, I find it hard taking Feared seriously as actual music instead of, like, amp demo material from Ola’s YouTube channel.

  • Joaquin Stick

    The Clearing Path is nuts. Their album wasn’t up for me to favorite on BC when Richter wrote about it three years ago (1 month) so I was almost sure I’d forget about it. Thanks for not dropping the ball, memory machine.

    • Dubby Fresh

      Definitely on my physical purchase short list. Probably for after Chrimbus, though.

      • Brutalist_Receptacle

        Excellent soundtrack to accompany the AIRING OF THE GRIEVANCES

    • GrumpDumpus


  • Brutalist_Receptacle

    State formation, taxation, slavery, epidemics, pests, fungi, all become possible only when there are few alternatives to a diet dominated by grains.

  • i’ve extended my auditory tendrils into sounds from the entity Azziard, and the results are positive. i’m enjoying it on an order of magnitude equivalent to a time about a 12 years ago upon discovering Hawt Topic heroes Brohemoth.

    • Yes indeed! This Azziard is most excellent thus far. Proper Tuesday morning brutality.

  • God

    That new Feared is making me moist.