This Toilet Tuesday (2/23/16)

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Welcome, friends, to another Toilet Tuesday! This week’s massive list came out of nowhere, like that time you were chilling on your balcony and the guy from the unit above you threw up out his window. It was raw, chunky, and took hours for you to clean up, but you took some satisfaction in the spectacle of it all. The difference here is that you’re getting some sick tunes out of the heap. Enjoy!


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Coffins/Ilsa – Coffins/Ilsa (split- Relapse Records) [Death/Doom/Crust]
Listen to “Tyrant” (Coffins)

Though I can’t yet speak to the Ilsa half of this short digital split, I can tell you that this Coffins track is hot hellfire. These Japanese graverobbers know how to OSDM hard, and this track is replete with ghoulish, Obituary-esque growls, tombstone-smashing crusty riffs, and that excellent groovy old-school drum pattern that just gets your shambling corpse move. You don’t usually think of cadavers as tasty, but this track makes a great case for the appeal of cannibalism.  FFO: Gutter Instinct, Asphyx, Autopsy 2/26/16 (W.)


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Droids Attack – Sci​-​Fi or Die (Indpendent) [Proggy Doom]
Listen to “Brahma Astra”

I heard you like riffs? If that’s true, have I got a thing for you. Sci-fi obsessed dorks Droids Attack are masters of the riff, and “Brahma Astra” is one of the most rockin’ tracks I’ve yet heard in 2K16. Everything about this nerdy song, from the surprisingly hasty riffs to the stampeding drums, is geared to get your head banging, and by the time Brad Van begins shouting, “Bombs away! Bombs away!” you’ve nearly headbanged yourself into a coma. Thankfully the band locks into a tasteful groove and gives you a let’s you ride the rest of the song out on an exuberant high. Can’t wait to hear more. FFO: Clutch, Baroness, Sergeant Thunderhoof 2/26/16 (W.)


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Krater – Urere (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Hunger of Ropes,” “Lust to Burn”

To be perfectly blunt, I don’t hold high expectations for most black metal bands anymore. It’s the single most prolific genre populating the new release list every week, with a heap of crap alongside all the good stuff. A lot of these artists seem to think you can just throw on corpse paint and head out into the woods with a two-track and shit out a masterpiece, but that’s not how it works. Whether it’s poor musicianship, recording, or the lack of any actual feeling, there’s always something that’s missing from these aforementioned bad releases. Bands like Krater make digging through all the shit worth it. Everything these other bands lack, they make up for in spades. The two tracks up from Urere left me floored, from the pure violence of the delivery to the tightness of the performance to the absolutely shredding solo on “Lust to Burn.” Don’t miss out on this one. 2/26/16 (Spear)


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Voivod – Post Society (Century Media Records) [Weird Thrash]
Listen to “Post Society”

Target Earth found Voivod recapturing the sound that made them popular(-ish) after years spent among more straightforward material and the unfortunate passing of Piggy. Yet it wasn’t without new quirks, brought in by new personnel and years left behind. Post-Society includes two new originals, a cover of Hawkwind’s “Silver Machine” and the previously released tracks “We Are Connected” (split with ATG) and “Forever Mountain” (split with Napalm Death), the first of which sees Voivod exploring a (more) psychedelic side to their sound and the latter of which stands either foot firmly in Dimension Hatröss. So far I have enjoyed this as much as Target Earth, possibly more – it’d good to have Voivod back and to know they need not rely on nostalgia to survive. Suck it KJU. 2/26/16 (Karhu)


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Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä (20 Buck Spin) [Progressive Black Metal]
Listen

We all know this is going to get reviewed on these pages, so there’s little point in going into detail yet. Värähtelijä sees the band delve further into the brooding, ambientlike soundscapes and slow development over long arches. It’s rawer than Valonielu and much darker, reaching towards the same void that encompassed Kosmonument -whether it avoid the pitfalls their earlier megalith stumbled on or not remains to be heard, but both pre-release songs have kicked some serious butt. 2/26/16 (Karhu)


Altarage – NIHL (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Womborous”

Anthrax – For All Kings (Megaforce Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Evil Twin”

Anvil – Anvil Is Anvil (Steamhammer) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Die For A Lie”

Assailant/Ubiquitous Realities – Bringers of Delusion (split- Symbol of Domination) [Weird Thrash/Death Metal]
Listen

Axevyper – Into the Serpent’s Den (Iron Shield Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Brothers of the Black Sword”

Black Cobra – Imperium Simulacra (Season of Mist) [Sludge]
Stream

Blodwen – Winter Falls (Hitam Kelam Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “For A New World”

Bombus – Repeat Until Death (Century Media Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Repeat Until Death”

Broken Down – The Other Shore (Altsphere Productions) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “The Other Shore”

Buffalo Theory MTL – Skeptic Knight (Stand Productions) [Southern Metal]
Listen to “Conspiracy in Paranoland,” “Punishment”

Crimson Moonlight – Divine Darkness (Endtime Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “The Suffering”

Darkeater – Янтарный погост (Independent) [Ambient/DSBM]
Stream

Deathless Legacy – The Gathering (Scarlet Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Wolfgirl”

Decimate – Destroy… or Be Destroyed (Mosh Tuneage) [Thrash, Probably]

Desolator – Spawn of Misanthropy (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Illusions of Grandeur”

Deströyer 666 – Wildfire (Season of Mist) [Black Thrash]
Stream

Destructor – Back in Bondage (Pure Steel Records) [Power Thrash]

Dragonlance – Shadow of the Elder Titans (Independent) [Power Metal]
Preview

DunkelNacht – Ritualz of the Occult (Wormholedeath) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Ritualz of the Occult” (NSFW)

Entombed A.D. – Dead Dawn (Century Media Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Midas In Reverse”

Flavros – Det svarta riket (EE-Records) [Black Metal]
Listen

Folteraar – Vertellingen van een donkere eeuw (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “De Mars Der Ondoden”
Review

Foul Body Autopsy – Perpetuated by Greed (Grindscene Records) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Destabilised Perception”

Goatcraft – Olethros (Iron Bonehead Productions) [Blackened Death Metal]
Stream

Goatsodomizer – The Curse Rings True (Iron Shield Records) [Thrash]

Godless – Sic Luceat Vacuum Nostrum (Me Saco un Ojo Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Onto-Thanatos: Horror Vacui”

Headspace – All That You Fear Is Gone (Inside Out Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Your Life Will Change”

High Priest of Saturn – Son of Earth and Sky (Svart Records) [Stoner/Doom]
Listen to “Aeolian Dunes”

Hopelezz – Sent to Destroy (Sonic Scars Records) [Melodeath]
Preview

Juodvarnis – Mirusio žmogaus kelionė (Independent) [Pagan Metal]

Karma to Burn – Mountain Czar (Rodeostar Records) [Doom]
Listen to “62”

Killers Lodge – Alma Cachonda (Diamonds Productions) [Thrash]
Listen to “By Inferno’s Light”

Melancholy – St. Portal (Zero Hour Recordings) [Progressive/Sludge]
Listen

Miazma – North (The Black Wreath) [Progressive Death Metal]
Stream

Mightiest – SinisTerra (Cyclone Empire) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Devour the Sun”

Morbus 666 – Ignis Divine Imperium (Moribund Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Fiery Abyss”

Mountain Witch – Burning Village (Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “The Cold Hands of Fate,” “Isle of Bones”

Mussorgski – Creatio Cosmicam Bestiae (Godz ov War/Third Eye Temple) [Black/Industrial]
Listen to “Paradisum”

The New Black – A Monster’s Life (AFM Records) [Big Head Metal]
Video Breakdown

Nightkin – Oath of Elucidation (Independent) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Fear of the Light,” “My Work is Not Yet Done”

Now or Never – II (Mighty Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Sonic Ecstasy”

Omnihility – Dominion of Misery (Unique Leader Records) [Tech Death]
Listen to “Psychotic Annihilation”

Ordinance – The Ides of March (Independent) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “23 Wounds”

Proliferation – Rebirth: The Journey Through Soil (Independent) [Progressive/Tech Death]
Listen to “Stomatic Resemblance”

Protector – Cursed and Coronated (High Roller Records) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Cursed and Coronated”

Redemption – The Art of Loss (Metal Blade Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Damaged”

Redwest – Crimson Renegade (Bakerteam Records) [Spaghettiwesterncore]
What the fuck am I looking at

Ritual Chamber – Obscurations (To Feast on the Seraphim) (Profound Lore Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Beings of Entropy,” “Void Indoctrination”

Rogash – Malevolence (War Anthem Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “To The End”

Sarasin – Sarasin (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “The Hammer”

Sarissa – Nemesis (Rock of Angels Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “No Mans Land”

Sinbreed – Master Creator (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Creation of Reality”

Sinphobia – Awaken (Bakerteam Records) [Death/Groove]
Listen to “Guilty of Downfall”

Slabdragger – Rise of the Dawncrusher (Holy Roar Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Mercenary Blues,” “Evacuate!”

Sleepers’ Guilt – Kilesa (Independent) [Prog/Death Metal]
Stream

Spheron – A Clockwork Universe (Apostasy Records) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Gargantua”

Stillborn – Testimonio de Bautismo (Godz ov War Productions) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Ancykryst”

Structural Disorder – Distance (Lion Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Desert Rain”

Todtgelichter – Rooms (Supreme Chaos Records) [Prog Metal]
Preview

Total Hate – Lifecrusher – Contributions to a World in Ruins (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sinister Reflections”

Twins Crew – Veni Vidi Vici (Beyond the Storm Productions) [Heavy/Power Metal]
Listen to “Ghost of the Seven Seas”

The Unguided – Lust and Loathing (Napalm Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Worst Day (Revisited)”

Unhuman Disease – De Templi Autem Veteris Serpentis (Moribund Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Inner Ascension to Incandescence”

Vanir – Aldar Rök (Mighty Music) [Viking Metal]
Listen to “Wrath of Sutr”

Veuve – Yard (Independent) [Stoner/Doom]
Listen to “Days of Nothing”

Votum – :Ktonik: (Inner Wound Recordings) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Satellite”

When Nothing Remains – In Memoriam (Solitude Productions) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Reunited in the Grave,” “Drowning in Sorrows”

Wisdom – Rise of the Wise (Napalm Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Ravens’ Night”

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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