This Toilet Tuesday (1/31/17)

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Welcome once again to This Toilet Tuesday! W, Lacertilian, and I have gathered some music to distract you from the pit of increasingly absurd Orwellian nightmares the world continues to spiral into. Hit that list below for plenty of other great stuff; it’s a solid week overall. Enjoy!


ecferus worms

Palace of Worms/Ecferus – Palace of Worms/Ecferus (split- Crown and Throne/Tartarus/I, Voidhanger) [Death Metal/Black Metal]
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Although various members of the Toilet heaped praises upon Palace of Worms’ The Ladder last year, the record, which deftly blended traces of death, doom, and dissonance together into a pleasingly occult package, the album sadly went a bit unnoticed. This hasn’t stopped sole member Balan from further refining his sound, though, as evident on the three tracks on this split. The songs are added further might with some gratuitous bottom-end reminiscent of the current surge of cavernous and weird death metal acts, and the nice lyrical touches that allude to Algernon and other progenitors of weird fiction only enhance the thematic development. It is Ecferus, with their blazing tremolo riffs and atavistic shrieks, that really seal the deal. The three Ecferus tracks on offer at the back hand of this split may be more orthodox, but the power of the riffs is undeniably compelling, especially when juxtaposed against unexpected hints of tribal drumming and oddly melodic leads. This split offers a delicious blend of some of the best things happening in extreme metal right now. FFO: Lorn, Hivelords, Blood Incantation 1/31/17 (W.)


decennium

Seven Kingdoms – Decennium (Nightmare Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Stargazer,” “Neverending”

Unleash the Archers had one of my favorite albums of 2015 with Time Stands Still, and it looks like Seven Kingdoms’ Decennium is going to hit the same high points for many of the same reasons. The riffs are absolutely ripping, the solos are glorious and triumphant, and the vocals are powerful and unique. Even if the rest of the album is only half as good as “Stargazer” and “Neverending,” Decennium is sure to be the leader of the power metal pack this year. 1/30/17 (Spear)


Bron

Bròn – Зарђала Круна (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
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One man, one track, 32 minutes of bitter atmospheric black metal. Bròn, a solo project of Barshasketh front-man Krigeist, is back just 2 months after the release of his excellent full-length album Ànrach to offer us the next (and possibly last?) installment of black metal as majestic as it is melancholy. Melodies as pristine as pure driven snow mix with forlorn synth passages that serve to not only break up the frigid riffing but also deftly imbue the composition with a cryptic enchantment. As life in the boreal forest freezes over, the sky asserts its dominion, emblazoning a dancing aurora over the black firmament of night. (1/30/17) – Lacertilian.


Absinthropy – Vigilante’s Doctrine (Independent) [Black Metal]
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Caskets Open – Follow Nothing (Ranka Kustannus) [Doom]
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Cerebral Edema – Torture and Dismemberment (Sadist Record) [lolbuttz]
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The Cold View – Wounds (GS Productions) [Drone/Doom]

Crurifragium – Beasts of the Temple of Satan (Invictus Productions) [Black/Death Metal]
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Dark Haven – Dark Haven (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Up!”

Darkblazers – Mutant Anthems (Independent) [Power Metal]
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Darkened Winter – Dark Age Warfare (Independent) [Black Metal]
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De Magia Veterum – Naked Swords into the Wombs of the Enemy (Gnaw Their Tongues) [Weird Black Metal]
Listen to “And as thou didst offer thy blood upon it, so also will I offer my blood upon an altar on this earth”

Disfigured Human Mind/Finecut – Psychopath Minds Programed to Destroying Other Humans (split- Murder Records) [Harsh Noise]
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Eigenzeit – Zwischen Den Ebenen Der Wirklichkeit (Depressive Illusions Records) [DSBM]
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Enemy Mind – No Safe Place (BDHW Records) [Hardcore]
Listen to “Giving Up,” “Dead Wrong”

Exocrine – Ascension (Great Dane Records) [Tech Death]
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The Evil Dead (Witches Brew) [Crossover Thrash]
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Ghost Avenue – Impact (Pitch Black Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Impact”

Haxxan – Loch Ness Rising (Hells Headbangers) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Babalon,” “The Blackest Chasm”

HKY – Omega (Musicfearsatan) [Sludge]
Listen to “alpha temple”

Holycide – Annihilate… Then Ask! (Xtreem Music) [Thrash]
Listen to “Annihilate… Then Ask!” “Deserve to be Erased”

IC Rex – Tulen jumalat (Saturnal Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ilmarinen”

Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry (Relapse Records) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “A Dying World,” “Grim Business,” “Bleed the Fifth”

Lorn – Arrayed Claws (I, Voidhanger) [Black Metal]
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Nailed to Obscurity – King Delusion (Apostasy Records) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “King Delusion”

Ritual of Odds – Ritual of IX (Swimming With Sharks) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Ritual of IX”

Ritualization – Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Morbid Magick Stigmata”

Skeletal – Dreadful Life (Inverse Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Sewers of this World”

Sober Truth – Locust Lunatic Asylum (Independent) [Groove Metal]
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Star of Madness – The Truth Beneath (Independent) [Death Metal]
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Sulphurous – Abomination Temple (Night Shroud Records) [Death Metal]
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Tar Hag – Elder Cloak (Doomsayer Records) [Sludge/Doom]
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Todesstoß – Ebne Graun (I, Voidhanger) [Weird Black Metal]
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Tomb Mold – Primordial Malignity (Blood Harvest Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Clockwise Metamorphosis”
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Tome of the Unreplenished – Cosmoprism: The Theurgy – Act I (I, Voidhanger) [Black Metal/Power Electronics]
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TumourBoy – Damaged System (Witches Brew) [Thrash]
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Ululatum Tollunt – Quantum Noose of Usurpation (Independent) [Dissonant Blackish Death Metal]
Listen to “Quantum Noose of Usurpation”

Veal – Age of Overload (Independent) [Groove Metal]
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Warseid – A New Land to Find (Soundage Productions) [Folk/Black Metal]
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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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  • Sid Vicious Promos

    RIP John Welton of KC, Asia and numerous other bands.

    • Black Smallbeard
      • GL

        GODDAMN YOU FUCKING CAT GET YER FRIGGIN KITTY LITTER LADEN PAWS OFF THE FUCKING TABLE. FUCK.

        -1 LIFE

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Oh look… a cat

          -1 life

          • CyberneticOrganism

            -1 pull

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I believe that gains me extra pulls

          • GL

            NEVER ASSUME MOAR PULLS.

          • Joaquin Stick

            You can’t divide pulls by 0.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            That would just give you INFINITE PULLS BRAH

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Type “IDSPISPOPD” to walk through pulls

          • Joaquin Stick

            rosebud:;:;:;:;:;

          • Don’t ruin it!

          • KyleJMcBride

            Type “GIVEALLPULLS” to take your opponents pulls.

        • Doc Torluv
          • Black Smallbeard

            downvote

          • Howard Dean
          • GL

            You know what they say right?

            “The only thing better than two cats, is zero cats. GL, a few seconds ago”

          • GL

            Despite that, I have one in the fucking house and three outside.

            /killme

          • Howard Dean

            I like kittehs, so I actually don’t know what they say, GL (you fucking savage!)

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            GL plz! Kitties are adorable!

          • Black Smallbeard

            daw

          • KyleJMcBride

            More like free trip to block list land

      • Sid Vicious Promos

        So help me this isn’t a joking matter. He was a favorite of mine and I was lucky enough to see Asia with him and the rest of the original lineup.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          I love their song Roundabout

          • KyleJMcBride

            GAH!!!

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            Cybro plz! That was savage but also vicious!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Dang you to heck

          • GL

            R we talking about Ratt??

          • CyberneticOrganism

            No no no Ratt played Cherry Pie

          • GL

            RIP NICK MENZA

          • CyberneticOrganism

            RIP Rick Stanza, original Three Dog Night bassist

          • GL

            No, George Costanza. You got it backwards.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            No dude that was that famous importer-exporter arrested for poisoning his wife

          • GL

            Gotcha, gotta go now. Going to pick up my Delorean from the shop.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Don’t be late for school

            https://m.popkey.co/1f5107/JLAd9.gif

          • Joaquin Stick

            RIP Carlos Stanza, the “smoothest” man alive.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I love Matchbox Plenty

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            You mean Joe Schermie who died in 2002.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Do I?

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I quit.

        • Black Smallbeard

          more of a critique on the brevity of life jjm

      • KyleJMcBride

        Poor kitty.

      • Maik Beninton™
    • KyleJMcBride

      Only 67.

      • Sid Vicious Promos

        It’s awful.

        • I know, right? Two more years and it would have been really funny.

    • Sir Kookaburra The Based

      Goshdamn. Asia is fucking terrible but his work with Crimson was >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • Sid Vicious Promos

        The only band I saw him in was Asia with the rest of the original lineup. I never even got to see him with UK.

        • KyleJMcBride

          Never got to see him. : (

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Daaaamn, that Palace of Worms/Ecferus split is mvrk as fvck

  • RustyShackleford

    It takes a few minutes for that Bròn album to build up but it is so gradual and awesome. The riffs are killer so far too. Palace of Worms/Ecferus sounds awesome too. Maybe just the snow falling right now but it’s Bròn for me this morning. YEP!

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

      actually a big ass chunk of people love their music.

      -Weed Sign, 7 months ago

      • Black Smallbeard

        420BLAZEITWOLOLO

  • Doc Torluv

    Star of madness rips. Aurally punishing OSSDM. Thanks, guys!

  • TrundleTheGreat

    Been waiting anxiously for new Iron Reagan and Tomb Mold’s debut.

  • tigeraid

    NEW SEVEN KINGDOOOOOOOMS!

    Also WTF, no mention of new Mors Principium Est? Rocking it hard so far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZcSkOixKoo

  • Kyle Reese

    “One man, one track, 32 minutes of bitter atmospheric black metal.”

    This is a hilarious statement.

    • Lacertilian

      THANK YOU

  • tigeraid

    NEW SEVEN KINGDOOOOOOOOOOOMS

  • That Seven Kingdoms cover is tech as fuckkkk.

  • New Seven Kingdoms is ace. There is so much early Helloween influence in that thing it’s not fair

  • Waynecro

    Goddamn. That Ecferus goes hard as fuck. Dark Haven sounds pretty good (I’ve been jamming the new Mors Principium Est album, so I’m in a melodeath mood). And, of course, Exocrine and Lorn kick ass.

  • NDG

    The Evil Dead are pretty good from what I am hearing. The “Crossover Thrash” label is a bit misplaced though. I get a pretty strong melodic NWOBHM vibe but with harsh vox.