This Toilet Tuesday (6/2/15)


Welcome to another Toilet Tuesday! It’s the first week of the summer months, which means I’ll be cranking the AC and shutting all the curtains to preserve the cave-like atmosphere that permeates my house. Fortunately for you, my aversion to sunlight means I’ll have that much more time digging up the tastiest jams each week. Our ever-faithful and handsome team of writers have picked their favorite (and one really bizarre) new releases of the week, so sit back and enjoy the new tunes!


Encyrcle – Encyrcle (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Speed Metal]

Speed freaks unite. Encyrcle is here to give you your fix of high octane riffs, breakneck solos, and choruses that will stick in your skull like a carnivorous earwig. I recently told the Masterlord that “Bloodbasker” has become my go-to song for murdering random video game plebeians and he couldn’t help but agree. Equip your denim vest and grab a brewski while you windmill to these tasty jams. (Leif Bearikson)


Maruta – Remain Dystopian (Relapse Records) [Grindcore]

It seems as though each month we’re given a grind gem of some sort, be it from the underground or the grandfathers of the genre. This month the torch has been passed to Maruta, and I’ll be damned if they don’t just run it to the Olympic cauldron themselves. This isn’t just your typical grind, though, as Maruta is kind enough to find the time to incorporate a little death and, dare I say, skronk? Hell, it has Tomas Lindberg and J.R.Hayes’ seals of approval so what more do you need? (Leif Bearikson)


Monolithian – The Finest Day I Ever Lived Was When Tomorrow Never Came (Atomsmasher Records) [Doom]

Monolithian’s The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came sounds like bar music written for illuminati cultists. Due to essentially existing as a solely rhythm unit (no guitars here, folks), the band’s rumbling Motorhead meets Thou approach would be frightening if it wasn’t so dang rocking. I must give a special tip-o-the-beard to vocalist Simon; his leathery throat matches the music perfectly. Get drunk and damned. FFO: Snakefeast, Orange Goblin, Radiation Blackbody (W.)


Ebonillumini – Arktos (Wickerman Recordings) [Experimental Black Metal]
Listen to “Lusca (Bahamas)”

Well, this is certainly something. Within the first two minutes of “Lusca”, Eboniilumini transition from a Red Stripe commercial jingle to a Godzilla roar to cooing lady-led black metal. I don’t think I like this, but it’s just so out there that I figured someone needed to cover it. Look, I don’t really know how to describe this, so just give it a try. You probably won’t like it either, but at least you’ll be able to say you’ve jammed the weirdest release of the day. FFO: The Meads of Asphodel, Within Temptation, Alestorm (W.)


Paradise Lost – The Plague Within (Century Media) [Doom]
Listen to “Beneath Broken Earth”

The guys from Paradise Lost return once again to explore darkness with their own mix of doom and melodic goodness. The Plague Within is a great album in which the instruments curls between them to develop a more song-oriented experience with a tight rhythm segment. Paradise Lost managed to make an album in which they throw into an old warehouse aspects and soundscapes from all their previous incarnations: The Plague Within is a mix between doom, gothic, heavy and even death metal all in one English-flavored package. (Link)

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Truth Before Treason – The Rise and Fall of a Broken Empire (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Live This Down”

Full disclosure: I’m a sucker for anything that sounds like Trivium, so my fellow Eau Claire dwellers Truth Before Treason had me snared from the start. The Rise and Fall of a Broken Empire sounds like a more palatable Ascendancy-era Trivium, brimming with wicked guitarmonies and bouncy chugging riffs. My only complaint is that the vocalist/lead guitarist sounds a little strained at the high end of his range, but he more than makes up for it with his fantastic guitar work. If your tastes lie anywhere in the -core persuasion, don’t miss this. (Spear)

Akitsa – Grands Tyrans (Hospital Productions) [Black Metal]

Amelas Vognar – Dogma (Nativity Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Satanic Graves on Christian Acres”

Armored Saint – Win Hands Down (Metal Blade) [Heavy Metal]

Artrosis – Odi et Amo (Independent) [Dark Rock]
Listen to “Nie zostało nic”

Black Tower – The Secret Fire (Unspeakable Axe/Dark Descent) [Heavy Metal]

Blessed Hellride – Bastards & Outlaws (Independent) [Unabashed Zakk Wylde Worship]

Cerebellion – Regeneration (Independent) [Progressive Metal]

Coathanger Abortion – Observations of Humanity (Comatose Music) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Media Mindsnare”

Conjurer – Old World Ritual (Independent) [Doom/Sludge]
Listen to “Black Throne”

Embodied Torment – Liturgy of Ritual Execution (New Standard Elite) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Rädern”

Enthring – The Art of Chaos (Independent) [Melodeath]

Genocide Pact – Forged Through Domination (A389 Recordings) [Death Metal]

Goatsnake – Black Age Blues (Southern Lord) [Doom]
Listen to “Elevated Man,” “Black Age Blues”

Iniquitous Deeds – Incessant Hallucinations (New Standard Elite) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Embryonic Malformation”

Kain – Seele (MDD Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Seele Stirbt”

Kastasyde – Gnosis (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Burial in the Sky”

King Leviathan – The Shrine (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “The Shrine”

Leere – Bleak (Gravity Entertainment) [Black Metal]

Lothlöryen – Principles of a Past Tomorrow (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “The Quest is On”

The Meads of Asphodel/Tjolgtjar – Taste the Divine Wrath (split- Eternal Death) [Experimental Black Metal]
Listen to “You’ve Got the Hate” (MoA)“The Fifth Mass and Her Works”

Megiddo – The Holocaust Messiah (Barbarian Wrath) [Black Metal}

M.H.X’s Chronicles – Infinite Ocean (Independent) [Melodeath]

Mortis Mutilati – Mélopée Funèbre (Naturmacht Productions) [Funeral Black Metal]

Nekrogoblikon – Heavy Meta (Mystery Box/Razor & Tie) [Goblincore]
Listen to “Full Body Xplosion”

Noisem – Blossoming Decay (A389 Recordings) [Grindcore]

Nuclear Assault – Pounder (Sidipus/Dry Heavy Records) [Thrash]

Nyktophobian – Igneous Remains (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Igneous Remains”

Pagan Throne – Swords of Blood (Eternal Hatred Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Swords of Blood”

Possession – 1585-1646 (Invictus/Iron Bonehead) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ceremony”

Potergeist – Crocodile Tears (G.O.D. Records) [Southern Metal]
Listen to “Crocodile Tears”

Prion – Uncertain Process (Comatose Music) [Death Metal]

Pyrrhon – Growth Without End (Handshake, Inc) [Skronk]

Psycho – Sickx (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Generation Death”

Sardu – Standing at the Precipice (Barbarian Wrath) [Black Thrash]

Scorched – Scorched (Unspeakable Axe) [Death Metal]

Skinless – Only the Ruthless Remain (Relapse Records) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Serpenticide,” “Skinless”

Taphos Nomos – West of Everything Lies Death (Caligari Records) [Death Metal

Theoktony – Loss (Independent) [Death Metal]

Three Eyes Left – Asmodeus (Go Down Records) [Doom/Sludge]

Tornado – Black President (WormHoleDeath) [Thrash]

Torture Pulse – God Leash (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Myths of Belial Incarnate”

Toxic Carnage/Merciless Disaster – Beer Drinkers and Hellraisers (split- Independent) [Black Metal]

Tuatha de Danann – Dawn of a New Sun (Independent) [Folk Metal]
Listen to “Dawn of a New Sun”

The Ugly – Decreation (ViciSolum Records) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “I Am Death,” “Crawl”

Unrest/Idolatry – Infection Born of Ending (split- Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Of Filth” (Unrest)“Clefs au Chambre de Tristêsse”

Vallendusk – Homeward Path (Northern Silence) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Windswept Plain”

Victimario – Sculpture of Insane Minds (Independent) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Porn Collector”

Villainizer – Annihilation of Self (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Death”

WarCall – III (Panoptic) [Melodeath]

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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