This Toilet Tuesday (2/23/16)

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!


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.)

droids attack

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.)


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)


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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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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  • For the Spotify listeners, Sadistic Ritual is now on Spotify

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      The ‘Fi >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        That would be a confusing term for me to use, since I am on googles cell network “Googe Fi”. Either way, both things are>>>>>>

    • Spoopify.

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    You guys check out Folteraar, I’ll check out Ritual Chamber.

  • So apparently someone leaked the new LVTHN album Eradication of Nescience which caused Fallen Empire Records and the band to release the album ahead of schedule (No physical copies available yet though).

    Anyways, I am completely blown away by this album. I think it even tops the new Skaphe album which I’ve been highly anticipating for a long while now (Still waiting on the vinyl to reach my front-door). Between this and the newest Hostium album The Bloodwine Of Satan, 2016 is turning out to be another crusher of a year for black metal. I highly recommend giving Eradication of Nescience a go. Production sounds monstrous without being over produced; It just adds to the ferociousness of the album. Reminds me of how Revenge approached the production on their newest album.

    • Also, if you have missed out on Nawaharjan I highly recommend checking them out too. Has a member from Chthonic Cult whom Dubya wrote about a little while back which I was glad to see covered on this site. This material finally has a physical release now as well. Sort of reminds me of Mare at times.

      • RJA

        I debated this one with my Fallen Empire order but ultimately passed – pretty good though.

        • Yeah, it’s pretty pricey for only a few songs. Great material nonetheless.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          The price is scaring me away. But I may still pull the trigger. Of course I need both Serpents Lair releases anyway.

          • Glad I gave that Serpents Lair album another chance. I’ll have to pick that one up now to at some point.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain



          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain


          • Stanley

            I play it every now and again, but it never really sucks me in. I keep waiting for it to click, but so far it’s ok but not great.

          • Did you listen to it before you bought it? Or did you go the oldschool route and just gamble on it?

          • Stanley

            Ha ha. I love the old school. Read reviews in Metal Forces, think it sounds ok, go to record store, order record, come back 2-4 weeks later to pick up record, find out it’s shit. One week’s paper round money wasted.

            I did listen to it once or twice but I must admit that I got caught up in the Fallen Empire rampage and thought that I would have to get it immediately. I like Mgla’s way of doing business a lot better.

            “The represses are identical to the first pressing. Same masters, same design, same factory. The aim is to keep the album in stock for years to come, so if it sells out again at some point, it will be repressed again. To the extent of our control, we try to keep Mgła outside the limited/die-hard/rare/OOP collector (and/or speculant) approach and instead opt for long term availability of our records, even if at times it can take a while to repress or reissue items.”

            Having said that, it does feel kinda nice having my hands on a rarity, but when all is said and done, it’s all about the music.

    • Dubs

      I listened to that LVTHN album yesterday before you started posting it all over. Very good.

    • “Oh man, Leviathan is already taken as a name.”

      “Just remove the vowels, no one will figure it out!”

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Yeah, they actually addressed that some time ago.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Here is what I found.

          • “We got caught by Leviathan, so here’s a statement where we say we totally aren’t inspired by them or stealing their name”

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Some bands just ain’t good at researching names. I still dig LVTHN anyway, no fucks.

          • Never meant to say you couldn’t, I’m just enjoying on picking on them for their lack of creativity in band name

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Noted and agreed.

          • I don’t think they really sound like Leviathan at all. LVTHN is a whole new ballpark of viciousness. Although, I have not heard the newest Leviathan album so I can speak for that one.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I never really cared for Leviathan, because Wrest used an electronic drumset. I have the first album, that’s it.

          • Honestly, his material just always bored me. I have two albums by him and gave them plenty of chances but I never go back to them. Also, the electric drumset is annoying. I’ll take Strid.


          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck, for only a few songs available, nobody can top them. That song is so fucking depressing.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I can’t seem to get into Wrest’s Leviathan either. I feel there isn’t much to keep me interested. Listened to Scar Sighted because it was touted as being the “first truly great Leviathan album”, but it just felt like the same exhausting wall of sound to me.

          • It is what it is man. So many other greats out there to listen to instead.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I really enjoy Leviathan‘s collective body of work. I think he’s dropped two classics, Tenth Sub-Level of Suicide and Massive Conspiracy Against All Life, and I loved Scar Sighted it was one of my favorites from last year, right up there with Mgla.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I don’t think his work is bad. For some reason his sound can’t keep me interested throughout an entire album. I don’t know, something about it doesn’t click with me.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Word, that makes sense. Different strokes and all that!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            True that. Taste can be a strange thing. I do have my fair share of unpopular opinions concerning a few select albums by a few mainstream metal bands. I better stay quiet on that before I lose all of my credibility.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Haha, I’d like to hear at least one of them.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Ok then (I hope no one else is reading this topic), here comes a small list, I enjoy:

            Machine Head: Burn My Eyes, The More Things Change, The Blackening
            Lamb of God: As the Palaces Burn, Ashes of the Wake
            Killswitch Engage: Alive or Just Breathing
            Pantera: everything from Cowboys from Hell to The Great Southern Trendkill

            (and now things get quite painful)

            Mudvayne: LD50, The End of All Things to Come
            System of a Down: S/T, Toxicity
            Slipknot: S/T, Iowa
            Korn: S/T

          • Stanley

            I like that KE record. I remember thinking that it was pretty heavy back in 2002 and I’d not heard anything like it at the time. I still spin it ever now and again. It’s a good workout record. The other ones you list though…oooh.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Aw shit, somebody caught me! Street cred: ruined.
            Can’t really help it, but at least I try to stick to my guns. I’m not going to claim I dislike those albums when in fact I don’t.

          • Stanley


          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I still really enjoy System of a Down and recall fondly the first few Slipknot albums, but I still listen to System and don’t ever listen to Slipknot. Lamb of God has songs I enjoy. Killswitch’s cover of “Holy Diver” is stellar. Weirdly I have never really gotten into Machinehead.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah the albums I listed are really the only albums I enjoy by these bands. The thing with me is that I like to give every metal subgenre a shot and I think that these albums I listed are actually good albums in their respective subgenres. I try to be as open-minded as possible so I explored nu-metal, metalcore and groove metal as well. I had to sit through tons and tons of shit. But these albums are actually pretty good at what they’re trying to do in my opinion.
            I also enjoy Deftones’ entire body of work.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Did you ever get into Pyramids, specifically that last album with the dude from Blut Aus Nord on the programmed drums? I haven’t listened to a ton of Deftones but everyone said that sounded a lot like Deftones, and that shit was tight.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I have been meaning to check out Pyramids some more, but for some reason I haven’t done so yet. Blut Aus Nord is one of my favourite modern day BM bands though. Thanks for reminding me!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Glad to do it!

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      The production is reminiscent of the demo. Harsh!

    • Stanley

      Other than Hostium and Abbath (I know, I know), I haven’t really found much black metal that tickles my fancy this year. That’s more than ok though as it gives me more time to pick up things that I missed from previous years (like Totale Vernichtung, Fluisteraars, Nasheim, Malign, Kaevum, and AA).

      • Hostium, LVTHN, and Midnight Callings are my 3 go to albums of this year so far. I only listened to the new Skaphe album once and am now waiting on the vinyl. I won’t play it again until I receive it. The three I listed at the beginning are incredible in my opinion. Nyogthaeblisz is probably my most anticipated release of this year though.

        • Stanley

          Skaphe isn’t my thing although I only listened to a couple of songs. I’ll check out Midnight callings.

          It’s my first time listening to LVTHN. The music is ok, but the vocals are a bit off putting. I’m surprised that you are down with the production.

          • The content is so good that I can brush of the polish no problem.

          • Stanley

            The section that begins at 2:55 in My Indignation is splendid. The variations are great, especially the riff at 3:21 with the d-beat. Oomph.

          • Yeah, just listened to the section you pointed out. So many great moments through out this album. I’ll be listening to the album probably all this week. It’s such a punishing album.

        • Dubs

          Crap, you just reminded me I still need to listen to that whole Midnight Callings album. Really liked the advanced track they put out.

          • They made it really difficult to acquire. Is there still no full stream of it yet?

          • Dubs

            Not that I can find.

          • Damn. I guess I could always send you the tracks if you wanted. I know that’s a bit of a no no though.

          • Dubs

            Eh, tis okay. Thanks anyway.

          • By the way, my iPod finally died after 6 years. Had to buy an iTouch.

          • Boss the Ross


            I feel your pain

          • Dubs

            That suuuuuucks. You shoulda bought one of those Zunes Blackbeard was selling.

          • It’s alright I guess. I kind of dig this iTouch. It’s the same as an iPhone just you can’t make calls. Now I have a pocket computer which is rad.

          • Dubs

            Soon you’ll join the rest of us sheeple with a smart device.

          • I see this device as a gateway drug.

      • Owlswald

        Is there something about the new Abbath album that I’m missing? I thought it kicked ass.

        • Stanley

          Like what you like.

          • Owlswald

            I’m more curious if there is a popular consensus about the album that I may have missed? (i.e. Abbath’s joking antics, not kvlt enough, etc.)

          • Stanley

            I think a lot of people around here (and the internet in general) like it. I can only think of a couple of detractors 🙂

          • Haha

          • Stanley

            Ha ha!

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          It did kick ass. Super fun album.

      • RJA

        I thought that Fluisteraars record was fantastic – didn’t receive a ton of attention though.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Will be streaming this shortly.

    • look out, king dork mcnulty also lieks this!

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Sounds pretty good thus far, but to me they haven’t really surpassed Phoenix Rising and somehow I have a feeling it will stay that way for now.

    • Stanley

      I got my white vinyl in the mail yesterday evening. Hail Destroyer 666!

  • Man this week has so much required listening for me:

    Anthrax, Crimson Moonlight, Destroyer 666, Entombed, High Priest of Saturn, Oranssi Pazuzu, Sinbreed, Voivod, Wisdom

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I tried to “download” that Oranssi Pazuzu before and it never ended up being a thing, so I’m glad it’s out now.

    • I was going to say this, but you already said, so…


    • Not gonna lie, after seeing Anthrax live a few weeks ago and hearing a couple new songs, I’m psyched for the new album.

      • I thought their last one was enjoyable too

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Was it still mid-paced groove shit?

      • Owlswald

        Anthrax is fun to see live. I can’t wait to hear the album.

      • i’ll have a review coming up soon(ish)

  • Boss the Ross


  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    New Dawnbringer. I could definitely fuck with this later:

  • thanks to @moshoff:disqus for that new Altarage album! can’t wait to jam it loud enough to satisfy the co-workers!

    • CyberneticOrganism


  • Dang, Goatcraft is some raw, oldschool, blackened madness. Digging this.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Lolbuttz today is incredibly lolbuttzical.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Holy shit you’re not kidding. Looks like someone rented a beach house and made that song and video in one afternoon.

  • Eliza

    I’m digging Droids Attack.

    • Boss the Ross

      It’s jamming

      • Eliza

        I hope the full album will be available soon.

        • Boss the Ross

          You should be able to stream it on Friday.

          • Eliza

            Like I wasn’t already hardly waiting for Friday.

          • Boss the Ross

            I know, right?

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    What’s up with all the band names being bolded in this comment section?

    The Krater track up on Spotify (Hunger of Ropes) is giving me way more of a Behemoth-ish death metal vibe with some OSDM thrown in it rather than pure black metal, it is pretty good though.

    • Dubs

      Like this?

      • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

        Yep, it’s bugging me to no end.

        • Dubs

          Maybe you should try to relax.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          Would you say it’s triggering you?

  • Sinbreed is catchy melodic power, I recommend. Also, the video is hilarious.

    Nightkin is wishlisted on Bandcamp for me, cool melodic black metal with modern production.

    And fuck yes, finally some blasty merol from Crimson Moonlight!!

  • Eliza

    The new Voivoid sounds great. I have pretty high expectations for the upcoming album.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Yay, Entombed AD! I’m not excited about Anvil though.

    • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

      No one is.

      • no movie, no care

        • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

          Damnit, Lips, put down that guitar and get them meatballs and pizzas over here! Chop chop!

  • Sir Tapir The Based


    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I see it all I see it all I see it all I see it all I see it all I see it all I see it all

    • this is your special day!

    • Owlswald

      I’ve been waiting for a follow-up to Valonieu. So far the two tracks on Bandcamp do not disappoint.

    • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

      Been listening to them a bit lately. IIRC, you were the one that got me into them a few weeks ago (either that or the Atmospheric Black Metal page on Youtube).

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also, if that Redwest band sounds anything like Wall Of Voodoo I’ll be very happy

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    The Great Old Ones have signed to Season of Mist, apparently.

    • Fucking Season of Mist is a goddamned metal behemoth lately.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Pre-ordered that Altarage. Gimme gimme gimme.

    • Dubs

      Let me know what you think the second you finish the album.

    • Boss the Ross

      Vinyl by chance? And if so, could you share a link?

      • CyberneticOrganism

        No vinyl for me. I hate clutter.

        • Boss the Ross

          Your cybernetic processes have no time for dated analog technology, I understand.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Thank you for not immediately foaming at the mouth and ranting about the benefits of vinyl 👍

          • Dubs

            Your media-preference is not the concern of the state.

          • Only 128kbps mp3 is real.

          • Boss the Ross

            As long as your buying music, I don’t care the format. To each their own. I buy a mixture of everything, so I’m not on one side.

          • Dubs

            Except cassettes. No one will ever be able to convince me those are worth it.

          • Boss the Ross

            They’re kinda fun to have. I order some from bandcamp, they’re usually cheaper than cds and come with the download anyways.

          • Dubs

            I would have to downgrade my devices to use this outdated medium.

          • Boss the Ross

            This is true. I have an older kenwood stereo, so I can play everything.
            Cassettes are kind of an odd medium to comeback, but it beats 8tracks.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Knowing the hipsters, 8tracks are gonna come roaring back big time, along with big, thick ass Edison records. You know, the ones that are built like pancakes.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            8 TRACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOME NOT PAST ROCKS YET!!!!!!!!!

          • Boss the Ross

            Gorak, keeping it real.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Hey, you and JJD have the same record player!

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            @flyinghairyuvulaofdoom:disqus PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Who dares say my name without fear?!?!!?

          • ME GORAK B.C.™


          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom
          • Boss the Ross

            Let’s hope it doesn’t happen

          • They are cheap to for bands to put out. I support cassettes fully.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain


          • Boss the Ross

            You won’t hear me griping

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Boss the Ross, the boss [redux]

          • Boss the Ross

            You are too kind Edward!

          • i told some non-metal friends that a few kvlt bands only do cassette and they laughed so hard. (sorry for anyone who thinks they’re cool!)

          • Boss the Ross

            Heavy weird instrumental prog album of the day for you Jimmy. I think you might like it.

          • currently jamming. hell yes! @Lacertilian:disqus needs to hear about this too (the king of instrumental music)

          • Boss the Ross

            I will find him and let him know.
            I’m glad to hear you like it.

          • bookayasha, you just made something cool happen! (purchased)

          • Boss the Ross

            Haha, right on!

          • RJA

            The Gentle Art of Cooking People…….classic!

          • Boss the Ross

            I laughed heartily at their name when i discovered them

          • tigeraid

            My nearly-50-dad-metal friend has a GIGANTIC box full of 80s metal cassettes, that he just can’t bear to part with. I keep telling him he should at least put them together into some sort of arty poster thing.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I’m still going hard on the cd’s. I hope those fuckers won’t disappear anytime soon, because I still have a long way to go to complete my collection.

          • Boss the Ross

            Same here.

          • they might wear down over the next 1,000 years

        • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

          No physical format for me, besides the CD collection that’s sitting in a box in the corner of my room gathering dust. All digital, baby.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I’ve got a handful of CDs and maybe 5 vinyls, but other than that all digital.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            My CD collection is around 1500 or so. A good chunk of that is promos I got back when I was doing music journalism the first time around, and music management/promotions. No vinyls, and never will buy any.

    • They forgot to put their black gloves on.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Their hands got too warm 🙁

        • Dubs

          I imagine dressing like that in Spain is a sweaty business.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Notice that the guy second to the right is lifting up his arms like his armpits are getting stuck together. I think that’s some of that sweaty business in action.

    • 365ChaosRiddenDays

      This album probably will be stunning!

    • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

      They’re a band of ISIS housewives?

      • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

        ISIS housewives that know how to write some goddamn riffs, if you ask me.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          Do you at all feel like the antics of Old Man Gloom have tarnished their legacy?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I don’t think anything tarnished Isis’ legacy, but I’m no fan of any post-Isis project. Not even of Palms, which features members of two bands I really like.

          • i relistened to Wavering Radiant over the weekend. still holds up! i was afraid of it ageing.

          • Dubs

            Honestly, I still really like that album and In the Absence of Truth.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            All of their albums are great in my opinion. Still, Oceanic and Panopticon are unbeatable.

          • ed, can you explain this rill quick? i’m lost

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Sure. Aaron Turner was in Isis and later went on to be in Old Man Gloom. Remember the fake album ordeal?

          • i did not know that Aaron Turner was now in Old Man Gloom. there’s my missing connection. thanks bruv!

        • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom



    this call I am on is so fucking stupid I can’t listen to any of this

  • That Krater is tasty as fuck. Kind of like a black metal Vader.

  • Been listening to Slabdragger the past week. Very good stoner/doom/sludge that has some killer riffs.

    • Boss the Ross

      I agree.

      • Check their other album Regress if you haven’t already. Sounds like something you would enjoy.

        • Boss the Ross

          I’ve listened before, i like their sound.

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    That Ritual Chamber is pretty damn crushing, and I can’t wait for that new Altarage. Cavernous Death Metal>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Droids Attack is scratching my itch.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Coffins is good and I think they’re usually at their best on a split record or an Ep, so I am intrigued.

    • more beer

      They certainly have some stuff I really like too. I am going to check that out sometime today.

  • Pentagram Sam

    Question! How do you guyz preview bands? I keep hearing about Spotify and whatnot and I’ll be honest man, I’m relatively new to stuff like that and streaming. I use Pandora at work thru my phone cos I don’t have my cds ripped to mp3. I do dig it cos sometimes on stations I’ll have bands I haven’t heard pop up and get me interested.

    On the Within Temptation station, two bands right off the bat that came to mind are The Birthday Massacre and Sleepthief. Soooo, I go home and do some googlaying to find out more. Thrash station got me interested in the mighty Demolition Hammer and then got the hurt in the butt when I realized they split up.

    When I’m on my own outside of work I just grab my cds to play. Basically if I wanna jam something I’d rather pop on a cd than stream. Streaming is a way to get me thru the day if I can’t has my cds close by.

    Sooooo how do you guys recommend setting up something on a streamer (steamer) to preview stuff other than loading up a YouTube preview track? Basically, I like the concept of the streamer as an actual radio station I enjoy that plays shit I know and like, but also throws in some stuff I don’t know.

    Hell, I LIKE how on a station it’d play Riot, Dio, Alice Cooper, Creedence Clearwater, Nirvana, Sabbath, Priest, and then Testament. Only time I really skip anything is if it’s something that gets played on normal clear channel radio alot.

    • Boss the Ross

    • Dubs

      You can build playlists on Spotify and shuffle. A bunch of us would swear by it. Bandcamp is cool too if you have purchased the albums and have an internet connection, though you can’t build playlists and shuffle, so it’s not as user-friendly for that.

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        Spotify >>>>>

    • Stanley

      I typically only listen to complete albums and don’t jump around to much.

      On the go, I have all my music on my iPhone and a subset of it is on my iPod for the gym.

      At home, the world is my oyster.

      For previewing, I use YouTube and Bandcamp.

      That’s it.

    • Owlswald

      Bandcamp is easily the best and looking at release lists like this one is the second best way.

      I also use Google Play which is very similar to Spotify. I used to go through Spotfy but then signed up with G.P. at its inception with a discount. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it as nearly everything is available on the release date with the exception of a few stupid holdout labels. The radio feature, however, is a little subpar but they do have various channels you can quickly access to find new bands.

      • Pentagram Sam

        Thanks dudes! I am a lil familiar with bandcamp, but mainly used it or see it as a great way for completely independent and underground bands to get music out. Not to sound like a wiener, but I guess I like the random aspect of the radio stations. If Imma gonna be controlling about my specific music listening, it’s the cd. OR!!! Oh snap, make a playlist of all the new shit to preview and then shuffle away. AHA! Thanks again!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      YouTube is a goldmine for recommendations.

    • EsusMoose

      I use and pay for spotify supplementing it with bandcamp when an artist isn’t available, covers most artist, I also dig the radio function on spotify as if you find an artist you like you can immediately look into within the same application.

  • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

    Human Barbecue released a preview of their upcoming CD a few days ago. Good old fashioned gurgling backed up stomach pump hooked up to a clogged toilet slam vocals, just like mom used to make!

  • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

    The bassline on the new Voivod song is badass. Everything else, though……..

    Why do I keep giving them chances after 20 years (first bought Outer Limits in ’96), and thinking there’s a gem in there somewhere? Le sigh…………

  • tigeraid

    NEW ANVIL!??!?! How had I not heard!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      *hears trumpets in the opening riff*
      *makes hilarious joke about Aerosmith’s 1992 sound*

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Hi Toilet ov Hell, the album “Nihl” by the devastating Altarage is on streaming at Cvlt Nation, here:

  • Waynecro

    ALTARAGE!!! Spheron’s really good as well. And the new Omnihility is a real dick bludgeoner.

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    DunkelNacht- I came for the boobz, I stayed for the lolbuttz.

  • Owlswald

    This isn’t a new album but I just found it and it’s kicking my ass:

    • Boss the Ross

      Neckbreaker indeed! Nice find

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Nightkin is seriously ruling my butt right now. Holy riff-tastic death metal, Batman!