This Toilet Tuesday (5/3/16)


That’s a big ol’ list of big ol’ releases. It’s Toilet Tuesday once again, and W. and I are ever-dedicated to bringing you the good shit (or at least the weird shit). There’s plenty more to be had than our meager four selections, though, so dig deep into that list and pull something out. There’s no telling what you’ll find and unleash to all our delight/horror!


Plasma – Dreadful Desecration (Rotten Roll Rex) [*gurgling sounds*]

This is just silly. I thought Shining Spear was joking when he referred to Plasma as gurgling noises, but here we are. Press play on that track. I’ll wait. Yup. Gurgling noises. Sure, there is some decent death metal going on behind those gurgles, but the gurgles are so prominent that nothing else matters. Do you like gurgling? Then I bet you’ll dig this. Do you dislike gurgling? If so, steer clear. FFO: Phyllomedusa, bullfrogs, pitch-shifted gore 5/5/16 (W.)

sun worship

Sun Worship – Pale Dawn (Golden Antenna Records) [Black Metal]

I touched on Sun Worship in my Flush It Firday article last week, but the name bears repeating. These German heliocentrists play fantastic black metal that straddles the line between corruscating Cascadian atmosphere and light-shunning orthodoxy with just a hint of cosmic progressiveness. Pale Dawn is composed of four long tracks each built upon celestial strings of notes that soar like Icarus ever higher and higher upon the solar flare of a fevered drum blast. The end result is a thrilling ride into the cosmos that reveals new facets of the dense music upon each listen. If you like slightly proggier black metal with world-building sensibilities, don’t skip this. FFO: Krallice, Wolves in the Throne Room, Fell Voices 5/6/16 (W.)


Bloodrain – V: Adora Satanae (Possession Productions) [Black Thrash]

If you’re one of those who likes their thrash with a little black (or their black with a little thrash), then look no further: Bloodrain have what you need. V churns out headbanger after headbanger, from pounding diminished thrash ragers to melodic tremolo-and-blastbeat passages. It certainly carries a lot of typical thrash and black metal tropes, but when they’re done this effortlessly and seamlessly, it’s hard to care. Jam this next time you’re feeling grim, but also need a Sadistic Ritual fix. 5/1/16 (Spear)


Scythia – Lineage (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Soldier’s Lament”

I don’t know a whole lot about Scythia, but based on what I’ve listened to, they’re a power metal band that doesn’t mind not sounding like a power metal band. “Soldier’s Lament” has more in common with Amon Amarth than it does with Stratovarius, but the majestic vocals mix just as well with the meaty galloping riffs of the former as they do with the bright optimism of the latter. It’s hard to say what the rest of the album is going to sound like, but if their past material is any indication, it’s sure to be a lot of fun. 5/4/16 (Spear)

Аркуда – Там выстрелы звучали… (Independent) [Black Metal]

Ashcloud – Children of the Chainsaw (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]

Astralion – Outlaw (Limb Music) [Power Metal]

Black Wilderness/Ärid/Wounds – Trepidation from the Western Hills (split- Eerie Silence) [Black Metal]

Cadaveric Fumes – Dimensions Obscure (Blood Harvest Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Crepuscular Journey” (17:00), “Extatic Extirpation,”

Cardiac – Sangrar hasta lograrlo (Tenacity Music) [Butt Metal]
Listen to “El Sonido de una Generación”

Coffin Dust – Everything Is Dead (Unholy Anarchy Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Gore Ensemble,” “The Living Coffin”

A Constant Storm – Storm Alive (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Crushing Skies”

Cyphonism – Obsidian Nothingness (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Equilibrium in Chaos”

Dead Hills – Gateways (Independent) [Dark Folk/Black Metal]
Listen to “The Ancient Wall”

Drakwald – Riven Earth (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Erase by Fire”

Ellorsith/Mannveira – Ellorsith/Mannveira (split- Dark Descent Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Jerome I” (Ellorsith), ” Í augum hans sá ég dauðann” (Mannveira)

Enoid – Exilé aux confins des tourments (Satanath Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Je t’arracherai les cieux”

Eris – Alea Discordia (Independent) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “More Than Meets the Eye”

Fear of Domination – Atlas (Inverse Records) [Industrial]
Listen to “Adrenaline”

Firtan – Innenwelt (Northern Silence) [Folky Black Metal]
Listen to “Im Licht Meiner Sonne”

Glorior Belli – Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) (Agonia Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Lies-Strangled Skies,” “Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)

Grave Miasma – Endless Pilgrimage (Profound Lore Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Purgative Circumvolution”

Hån – Facilis Descensus Averni (Northern Silence) [Black Metal]

Harm – October Fire (Battlegod Productions) [Thrash]

Highborne – The Forbidden (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
Listen to “Astral Desire”

Hugin Munin – All Hail Odin (Independent) [Viking Metal]
Listen to “All For Nothing”

The Hypothesis – Origin (Inverse Records) [Melodeath]

Ibridoma – December (SG Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Chemtrails”

Imperium – Titanomachy (Ultimate Massacre Productions) [Tech Death]
Listen to “The Unseen One”

Inferior – The Red Beast (Big Balls Productions) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Own Your Honour”

Isolert – No Hope, No Light…Only Death (Ogmios Underground) [Black Metal]
Listen to “No Hope, No Light…Only Death”

Lacuna Coil – The House of Shame/Delirium (Century Media Records) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “The House of Shame”

Landskap – III (Independent) [Doom]

Lucifericon – Brimstone Altar (Invictus/Blood Harvest) [Blackened Death Metal]

Lustravi – Cult of the Blackened Veil (Obscure Musick) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Evil Incarnate,” “O, Sanctifier”

Maleficence – Realms of Mortification (Blood Harvest Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Pyre of Penitence”

Marauder – Bullethead (Pitch Black Records) [Belligerent Skeleton Memes Metal]
Listen to “The Fall”

Michael Angelo Batio – Soul in Sight (M.A.C.E.) [Heavy Metal]

Misanthropia – Omerta (Snakebite/Rock Inc.) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Omerta”

The Morningside – Yellow (BadMoonMan Music) [Death/Doom]

Musket Hawk – Desolate (Unholy Anarchy/Good Times) [Sludge]
Listen to “Candidate For The Knife”

Near – Own Sun (De Tenebrarum Principio) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Old Springs of Astral Matter”

Necromorph – Under the Flag (Defying Danger Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Workuta”

Nullingroots – Take Care (Maa Productions) [Blackgaze]
Listen to “Faded Days,” “Please Respond”

The Order – Rock ‘n’ Rumble (Massacre Records) [Rock]

Pyramido – Vatten (Absolute Contempt/Halo of Flies) [Sludge/Doom]

Rectal Smegma – Gnork (Rotten Roll Rex) [Pornogrind]
Listen to “Gnork” (NSFW)

Sacramental Blood – Ternion Demonarchy (Ghastly Musick) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Destroyer of Thought and Form”

Sinnery – A Feast of Fools (Pitch Black Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Black Widow”

Skull Incision/YHWH – Paradise (split- Independent) [Sludge/Black Metal/Noise/Ambient]

Straight Hate – Every Scum Is a Straight Arrow (Deformeathing Production) [Grindcore]
Listen to “Self-Deception”

Ultraphallus – The Art of Spectres (Sub Rosa) [Sludge/Doom]

Ungod – Bewitched by Sins and Lust (Final Gate Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Inner Sight,” “Of Flesh, Blood and Brimstone”

Vektor – Terminal Redux (Earache Records) [Progressive/Tech Thrash]
Listen to, like, half the album

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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  • Dubs

    I skipped over Bloodrain yesterday because it brought back memories of this.

    • * Bad memories of this*


      • Dubs

        As implied by the skipping. The first game wasn’t terrible, though. Killing Nazis was fun.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I hate Uwe Boll. This is one of many reasons why.

      • Count_Breznak

        Postal is still better brainless drunken fun than anything by Michael Bay. Granted, that’s aiming low.

        • Dubs

          JJD likes Michael Bay movies.

          • Joe TnK recommended me Pain & Gain.

          • Dubs

            With Dwayne The Rock Johnson? I haven’t seen it, but I’ll watch pretty much anything with him in it.

          • if you can turn off your conscience for two hours, it’s a very entertaining watch. (but remember that first part)

          • In my mother-in-law birthday her sons printed an A4 photo of The Rock in underwear as a gift.

            I really think Venezuela should be nuked.

          • Dubs

            Why? That’s a quality, heartfelt gift.

          • Dubs, everytime my wife wanted to take a photo of her mother, the fucking Rock was in the middle showing his package!!! 🙁

          • Dubs

            We should all be so lucky.

          • ilold

          • Maik Beninton™
          • Joe TnK recommended me some ignorant moshing music and to write for this site. I’m not sure if I should trust his recommendations :/

          • Count_Breznak

            That’s an awful thing to say.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            No, he actually admitted to it last week. Without even one ounce of shame or guilt.

    • you’re supposed to watch that movie on mute!
      j/k Dubs, Uwe Boll films are always a blast to watch. mix in a few cocktails tho…

    • CyberneticOrganism

      There are two things I really like about that picture

      • ** MECHANICAL BOING!!! **

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          *mechanical slide whistle noise*

      • Dubs

        The armblades?

        • Waynecro

          Those sword/tonfa things are pretty sweet.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        And I think that guy in the pic is looking right at them. While she’s yelling “hey, I got a sword aimed at your heart, so eyes up here!”

      • brokensnow

        her boots are really nice.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Totally. Oh wait you said “boots.”

    • Nihelheim is back? That’s cool, duder!!!

      • Yeah, super excited about this! Its been since 2007 that they put an album out. It would be so rad if they released a new album this year. Although, a new D666 and Nihelheim album in the same year would be too good to be true.

    • for “119,00 kr” it better be good.

      • i have lost it.

        • their,,,,,, comma…,,,de,,…cimal,,,,….. convention….,,,,, is wonk’y,,,,,

          • Dubs

            A lot of other nations use the comma in place of the decimal. It makes reading international journal articles a bit strange at first.

          • Oh I know, I was just belly aching about it.

          • Yup, Venezuela uses comma.

          • Dubs

            I had a Portuguese student who apologized to me for her use of the comma rather than the decimal.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            In Finland, we call the comma (which we use) the decimal.

          • Waynecro

            One of the analysts I edit for uses British spelling and punctuation just to be an asshole.

          • Lacertilian

            You mean actual they write in the actual English language?
            How dare they!

          • Waynecro

            US company, US English. Even the analysts in the Croydon, England, office write in US English. This guy uses British English just so I have to spend extra time fixing it.

          • Lacertilian

            Fair enough. I kinda don’t understand the need to ‘fix’ it though. If someone in the USA reads the word colour or analyse and can’t comprehend the writing or assumes there has been a mistake, then surely they are the ones who need ‘fixing’. Also, something about seeing the term “British English” irks me.

          • Waynecro

            It’s not that seeing an extra U in a word or a comma that falls outside the second quotation mark will utterly baffle readers–in fact, many of the company’s customers are from outside the United States. It’s really a matter of propriety and consistency. I don’t know why seeing the term British English would bother you. It and American English are in multiple dictionaries (Merriam-Webster and Oxford) and have clear meanings and uses. It’s totally legit.

          • Lacertilian

            Yes, I was aware it is a legitimate terminology, but to me it just sounds like a superfluous qualifier, it is essentially saying English English and American English.

          • Waynecro

            We refer to British English as the Queens English and say “Cheers, Queen mum” whenever we change tonne to metric ton.

      • It’s 14.85 U.S. dollars and you don’t have to buy it to listen to it brogurt.

        • The riffs are quite good.

          I always seem to like your recs.

          Lol at brogurt, lol.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Wow, there’s a name I haven’t heard in well over a decade.

  • didnt realize Sun Worship even had a new one coming out. are they still on Gilead Media here in the US?

    • Dubs

      I actually linked that album Friday too 🙂 It’s very good. I don’t see it listed on the Gilead Media site, so I’m not sure.

      • i do have a copy of Elder Giants, so i will probably pick it up when it drops

        • Dubs

          It looks like all the pre-orders on the bandcamp page are through the band itself.

          • I’m going to have to give it a full spin before I preorder it and see if they made any adjustments to their sound

          • RJA

            I’m right there with you man – have always liked Sun Worship’ stuff but never fell in love with it – I will check this one out though.

          • Elder Giants’ title track is gggrrrrreat, but the rest of the album is just ok

        • Dubs

          Looks like they have some stuff available through View from the Coffin too.

  • Fun fact: Scythia love my cat Albus and Carolina BBQ

  • So many Blood Harvest releases to check out. This pleases me. Also, new Ungod sounds promising.

  • Maik Beninton™
    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      I’m not listening to any of it until it comes out.

      • word. media’s got us more or less spoiled with all these damn trailers and pre-release songs. every new release is becoming less spashul.

        • NO TRAILERS

          • Maik Beninton™

            All trailers are all the same.

          • Yeah, just like Anime.

          • Maik Beninton™

            Link plz!

          • CyberneticOrganism

            NO ANIME

          • CyBro plz! Randall is a good friend!


          • Gl plz!

          • CyberneticOrganism

            A thing is coming out. Here’s a two minute video with Inception music and lens flare to remind you.


            Every trailer since 2010.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            The only trailer worth a damn:


          • Beyond the Black Rainbow had a good trailer as well. so we know there are two.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            And lyrics flying across the screen Super Seizure Robots style.

      • Spear

        Pillars of Sand might have my favorite riff ever.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Did someone say that Michael Angelo Batio and Vektor were releasing new albums? Yay!

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        He’s a very good guitarist. This isn’t really a guitar as much as a showpiece for a Nitro concert.

        • That’s cool, mate. Enjoy it.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I sure will. He’s no Michael Schenker but he’s a good guitarist. My top 5 guitarists are as follows. Batio is number 6.

            1: Michael Schenker
            2. Nuno Bettencourt
            3. George Lynch
            4. Vito Bratta
            5. Alvin Lee

          • Michael Schenker namedropping please this Elf Lord.

            Hails, JJD.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            He’s my favorite ever. I love all his work. Alvin Lee is also really good. You should give him a listen. Here’s him and his band Ten Years After making Woodstock their bitch.


          • Sure, dude. Thanks for the rec.

            Have a Schenker video and a fine day, good sire.


          • Janitor Jim Duggan


          • I, GL, approve of this list. For reasons that should not have to be explained.


          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            NUNO?? JJD PLZ!!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Nuno’s a damn good guitarist, even if he does have a lot of lolbuttz to his name (More Than Words, Hole Hearted, Saudade De Rock, and everything he’s done with Rihanna). Pornograffiti still has some all time classic riffs and solos.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            He’s one of the greatest ever in my opinion.

    • Maik Beninton™

      We were talking about Vektor since last year.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I enjoy them because I like Voivod and Vektor is similar to Voivod.

        • Joaquin Stick

          Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate…

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            So many words that begin with V.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          “Vektor is similar to Voivod”

          Definitely should’ve gotten the ‘lolbuttz’ tag, then. I will certainly make every effort to skip over it.

          • Spear

            Don’t listen to him, Vektor sounds -nothing- like Voivod. Their logos look the same and that’s where the similarities end.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Oh, ok, then! I’ll perhaps check it out sometime this week, after clearing through my usual queue.

          • Spear

            Yussss. If you’re in the mood for proggy thrash, there’s nothing better.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Thank you

  • Interested in Scythia, Vektor, Pyramido (Recommended personally by Daniel Z. from Absolute Contempt Records; thanks, parce!!) and Grave Miasma.

    Good job, fine sires.

    • That Grave Miasma EP is good. Can confirm.

      • How do you compare it with Cruciamentum? Do they have shared band members, right?

        • Grave Miasma is much more heavy on the haunting atmosphere and dread compared to Cruciamentum.

          • Awesome. Will check it out when I have the oppportunity, man. I’m wanting for another ‘occult’ atmpospheric merol.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Typically don’t love power-ish metal but the Scythia is pretty fun.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Scythia’s not bad, but kinda meh. Sounds like very run of the mill power metal without much oomph.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Dear god. That Plasma is just not right. Not right at all.

    • EsusMoose

      Kinda weird when the gurgles are heavier than the guitars

  • be me
    Listening to new Mistur
    super stoked
    get halfway through 3rd song
    find breakdown
    Start crying
    dry tears, and second breakdown comes in

    • I don’t know if this is a good or bad thing.

      Otherwise, I need to check that new Mistur.

      • Face disappointment with me, Link

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          And please take these broken wings, Mister Mistur.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Breakdowns or no, I really like that album.

    • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

      Only interesting part in the whole song tbh

      On a non-jimmy rustling note, I feel your pain, I don’t hate every single breakdown in existence, but fuck does that have nothing at all to do with that kind of music.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Bloodrain is quality

    • first song appears to be called “Event Horizon”. they know how to hook me in.

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        lotta RotW contenders contained within this album

  • CyberneticOrganism

    That Eris track is good shit. That scary skeleton meme music song is not.

  • Fuck, that Ellorsith/Mannveira split is sounding evil. Really liking this material a lot.

    • Dubs

      I enjoyed Ellorsith’s 1959 album quite a bit.

      • Havn’t gotten to that track yet. This Mannveira song is damn good so far. I think I covered them on one of my GLAB posts at one time.

        • Oh dang, this Ellorsith track is malicious. I like that this split is half death and half black. Killer contrast.

          • Dubs

            Frosty, even.

          • Yeah, going to check out 1959 here in a little bit. I remember seeing the cover art way back. This reminds me of Svartidaudi.

        • bring back GLAB. ……?

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Michael Angelo Batio seems very out of place in this list

  • I wanted to recap on last weeks Fallujah release. Although I am enjoying it, there is so much going on, that I cannot remember if I have heard the song before. Even though I have clearly listened to each song a handful of times, each part sounds exactly the same. I want to like it so bad that I am overlooking how similar each of the songs are. It is quite the predicament.

    It is almost too much.


    • Joaquin Stick

      I don’t think you’re alone in that. I find that I have issues like that with most tech death stuff. I do like the new album better than the previous one though.

    • i agree. Flesh Prevails was memorable after like three listens. this one’s just more of a grower.

    • tigeraid

      I generally agree. Find myself allowing “Random” to take me there rather than sitting through full listens again. And then there’s that one tune that’s like just a five minute EDM tune? WTF? Mixed feelings on this one.

      Grand Magus will set me straight in a week or so.

      • HA I actually enjoyed all the EDM tunes. They were way easier to follow! I listened to the album a few more times today – it is growing into a good one.

  • Mannveira>>>>>>

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    That Ibridoma song’s actually pretty good, so not quite seeing the lolbuttz on this one. Sounds like a more straightforward, non-wanky Dream Theater, especially on the vocal end.

    • Spear

      Dream Theater minus any of the talent and elements that make them interesting, and also it’s about chemtrails.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        They’re not bad, actually. Seems like they don’t have the elements that make Dream Theater uninteresting at times (long drawn wank-fests, corny lyrics, and cornball concept ideas). I’d have to hear more to really make a solid conclusion, though.

        • Spear

          Fair enough. In the meantime, I implore you to give Vektor a shot.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Not bad. The first minute of it though was hilariously bad. After that, though, pretty good. Sorta reminds me of Melechesh’s ‘Deluge Of Delusional Dreams’ on some parts.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Shut up Lisa

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Fekklat og, helfveit Kúkalabbi. 😉

  • Waynecro

    Sun Worship is pretty swell. I’m kind of liking the bagpipes in that Drakwald song, and Imperium sounds killer. “Belligerent Skeleton Memes Metal” is one of the best and most appropriate genre descriptions ever.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    So the new Vektor is out which means my order should ship to me sometime in the next 2 months. Hopefully

  • tigeraid

    Oh my. The riff in that Scythia track! Dis shit be gud.