This Toilet Tuesday (6/9/15)

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Its legend has survived on hushed whispers and arcane tomes. A leftover fragment of creation, it exists in a space between worlds upon the very corpse of God. Unfathomable horrors are said to guard the path to its resting place. Gazing into its pristine waters is said to reveal all that has ever been flushed and all that will ever be flushed: the golden Toilet of Revelation. Since learning of it, it has never strayed from your thoughts. It is the one thing left you desire, and you have braved that which no man should endure in order to find it.

You emerge from the long-forgotten passage into an immense space no cavern could possibly hold. Across a vast plain, scarred by countless fulgurations and faintly illuminated by a black sun and the occasional flicker of an eldritch purple light in the swirling clouds above, you can see the faint glitter of gold. The path to the toilet is treacherous, but you’ve done your research; you know a safe path. Scrambling down the hill, you begin to feel the pressure of ancient divinity, as though something was watching you from all sides. You peer over your shoulder when you reach the bottom; the entrance at the top of the hill has vanished, the plain stretching out in all directions. There is no going back now.

The sight of the golden toilet is more impressive than any book could describe. Twice your height, it sits atop a four-tiered dais, stone angels circling it on each tier with their arms outstretched in praise. It shines brilliantly despite the faint light. Your heart is pounding in your chest as you climb the platforms. This is what you’ve been searching for all these years. When you reach the top, a brilliant purple bolt strikes you from the clouds. The roar of thunder deafens you momentarily, but it’s over quickly. You feel power flowing through your veins; you have become He Who Flushes, the Omniscient, the new guardian of the All-Toilet. The circle of angels now lie prostrate before you, their new lord.

You peer into the toilet.


cantharone

Cantharone – Sons of the Crow (ZeroBudget Records) [Sludge]
Stream

You like vikings? Of course you do, everyone likes vikings. So if everyone likes vikings, how come only melodeath bands theme themselves around them? Where’s the viking SLUDGE? The answer is right here, courtesy of your homeboys in Cantharone. Sons of the Crow is a gut-busting EP with lots of tasty guitarmonies that recall epic viking stalwarts like Amon Amarth while maintaining a girthy, downtuned sound to make their big bad doom daddies proud. (HessianHunter)


howls of ebb

Howls of Ebb – The Marrow Veil (I, Voidhanger) [Weird Death]
Listen to “Standing on Bedlam, Burning in Bliss”

From the first few seconds of “Standing on Bedlam, Burning in Bliss,” I knew I was going to love Howls of Ebb. Nigh-impenetrable sound that will take me multiple listens to decipher? Check. Insane song structures belched from the blackest pits of Yuggoth? Check. Cryptic artwork and presentation? Check. Yep, this has me all twitterpated. Weird death forever. FFO: AEvangelist, Swallowed, Chaos Echoes (W.)


nightslug

Nightslug – Loathe (Lost Pilgrim Records) [Sludge]
Listen to “Loathe”

Great progress is being made for the advancement of slugs in music. Nightslug have joined the ranks of Slugdge and Guttural Slug to bring about the glorious, slimy will of Great Mollusca. Unlike the other two bands, though, Nightslug spread the mucus with a decidedly grimier, sludgier approach. If you love things that sound like they crawled out of the primordial ooze with the sole purpose of spreading dangerous ideals and/or rocking, you’ll dig this. FFO: Monolithian, Pristina, Union of Sleep (W.)


carnalation

Carnalation – Ghosts (Inverse Records) [Deathgrind]
Stream

Carnalation was responsible for one of the better deathgrind albums of ’12. Three years has been a long time to wait for the follow-up and I did not know how to feel when they announced it would not be just straightforward beating but there’d be some odd hooks too. Especially since we’re talking about an EP, the perfect medium for short, sharp shock. Luckily my worries were in vain, there’s a lot less grind here but the death is strong and there are even some feels here. While the actual music doesn’t sound like Dead Congregation the songwriting – the dynamics woven by two guitars before transitioning from a moody section to blasting grind – reminds me of exactly them. (Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod)


temple of dagon

Temple of Dagon – Revelations of the Spirit (Voodoo Records) [Crust]
Listen to “Nexus of Reality”

I wrote about Temple of Dagon way back on the very first This Toilet Tuesday, and now, less than a year later, they’ve cranked out another EP. I’m pleased to report that they haven’t slowed down a bit. “Nexus of Reality” is a filthy beast that opens with a stomping mid tempo riff before giving way to an all-out mosher. Make sure you clear some space in your living room before hitting “play.” (Spear)


hadit

Hadit – Introspective Contemplation of the Microcosmus (Caligari Records) [Blackened Death]
Stream

I like my thick, heavy beer the way I like my thick, heavy music: thick and heavy. The dense, churning sound of Hadit makes me want to grab a massive imperial stout and wade through a swamp. With feet firmly planted in both death and black metal, these brooding Italians stir up a dissonant miasma of heaviness on Introspective Contemplation of the Microcosmus. While it doesn’t writhe in the murk quite the same as Ævangelist, fans of their recent release will dig Hadit. Sometimes they slog and drag their feet through the intestines of fallen posers, and other times they furiously rampage through leagues of filthy plebs. The point is, this album is swirling, heavy mass of dark fury, and you can bet I’ll be lining up to get obliterated. (Stockhausen)


Ahna – Perpetual Warfare (Independent) [Crust]
Stream

Ashtar – Ilmasaari (Czar of Bullets) [Blackened Doom]
Listen to “Des siècles qui éternellement séparent le corps mortel de mon âme”

Basilisk – Traumland (Echozone) [Gothic Metal]

Burning Point – Burning Point (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Find Your Soul”

Chainsheart – Leaving Planet Hell (Pitch Black Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen

Claymorean – Unbroken (Stormspell Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Ironhide”

Conquest – Taste of Life (Ferrrum) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Taste of Life”

Darkened Winter/Summon the Tempest Winds – The Cold Steel of Heathen Might (split- Winterrealm Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “War on Christianity” (StTW)

Darkology – Fated to Burn (Prime Eon) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “On Morrow’s Break”

Disarmonia Mundi – Cold Inferno (Coroner Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Stormghost”

Disloyal – Godless (Ghastly Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Mechanism of Deceit”

Dogmatic Absolution – Poetries of Oppression (Tridroid Records) [Black Metal]
Stream

Dying Humanity – Deadened (Bastardized Recordings) [Melodeath]
Listen to “I Am King”

Dystrophy – Wretched Host (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Wretched Host”

Egaheitor – El Mal Original (Blasphemous Attack Productions) [Death Thrash]
Listen to “Destrozos de Hegemonia”

Epsilon – Zu Richten (Mighty Music) [Death Metal]
Listen to “I Shall Feast on the Flesh of my Enemies”

Gorgoroth – Instinctus Bestialis (Soulseller Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Ad Omnipotens Aeterne Diabolus”

Graveyard Shifters – High Heels and Broken Bones (Independent) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “Bender”

Half Hearted – Finding Light (Independent) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Flying & Falling”

Hollow Haze – Memories of an Ancient Time (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Rain of Fire Lights”

House of Lords – Indestructible (Frontiers Music) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Go to Hell”

Into the Divine – Harbinger of Entropy (Independent) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Verities of Immortality”

Invert the Idols – Condemnation (Black Earth Records) [Slamboree]

Kaos Vortex – Seeds of Decay (Independent) [Death Metal]
Stream

Khaossos – Kuolonkuu (Independent) [Black Metal]
Preview

Lorna Shore – Psalms (Density Records) [Deathcore]
Stream

Midnight Odyssey – Shards of Silver Fade (I, Voidhanger) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
Stream

Myopic Empire – Doom EP (Independent) [You Figure It Out]

Neurotech – Stigma (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Of Adversity”

The Night Flight Orchestra – Skyline Whispers (Coroner Records) [Rock]
Listen to “Sail On”

No Consequence – Vimana (Basick Records) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Our Time Has Come,” “Speechless”

Nordfrost – Naturgewalten (Ewiges Eis Records) [Black Metal]
Preview

Rise to Fall – End vs. Beginning (Coroner Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “The Threshold”

Sabbat/Sexual Perverts – Sexualuciferian (Underground Glory) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Black Metal Scythe” (Sabbat), “Sex Maniacs” (Sexual Perverts) [very NSFW]

Saturn Form Essence/Ostie – Saturn Form Essence/Ostie (split- Floppy Noise) [Black Metal]

Shit – Scavengers of a Dying Sun (Chaos Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Sulphur the Right”

Sideburn – Evil or Divine (Metalville Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Sea of Sins”

Space Mirrors – The Street Remains (Atomic Age Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “In the Blood”

Starborn – The Dreaming City (Stormspell Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Carnival of Shadows”

Stormhammer – Echoes of a Lost Paradise (Massacre Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Bloody Tears”

Strengthen What Remains – Justice Creeps Slow (Blood & Ink) [Hardcore]
Listen to “Rewriting the Past”

Suppuration – Devouring Your Prayers (Gore House Productions) [Brutal Death]
Listen to “Burning of Priests”

Terminus – The Reaper’s Spiral (Stormspell Records) [Heavy Metal]
Stream

Thrashole – Blasphemy (Independent) [Thrash]
Listen to “Solitary Confinement”

Titans Eve – Chasing the Devil (Independent) [Thrash]
Stream

Twilight Fauna – Shadows of Ancestors (Independent) [Atmospheric Black Metal]
Stream

Vigilance – Hounds of Megiddo (Witches Brew/Dying Victims Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen

Withering Soul – Adverse Portrait (Mortal Music) [Blackened Death]
Preview

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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  • Tyree

    Wow. That new Gorgoroth song does not even sound remotely close to Gorgoroth any more at all. The production is horribly over produced and the song pretty much sounds like mediocre Sons of Northern Darkness era Immortal. Fuck that snare sound too! I’ve given up on Gorgoroth long ago but this is it. I’m done giving any hope for something good from them. Fucking horrible.

    There is always this classic though.

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

    • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

      …satan

      • Tyree

        Gaahl & King era Gorgoroth was just embarrassing.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          Gaahl is pretty fine as far as vocalists go, not on the furious end but otherwise. The couple of first albums I did like. You probably don’t dig God Seed either.

          • Tyree

            I really was never impressed with his vocals. Really the only thing he did for Gorgoroth was make them more recognized by being vocal with the media and playing the over the top evil serious guy. He caused a lot of media hype but really did nothing great musically for Gorgoroth in my opinion.

          • sweetooth0

            That and the sodomy…for satan. I dunno I dig on Destroyer: Or how to Philosophize with the Hammer. But yeah, the older albums are definitely the best.

    • KJU’s Dancing Pubic Hairs

      I gave up on them after that fucking awful God Ov Hell CD. And that whole ridiculous lawsuit and them threatening to sue people who came up with kinda sorta translations to their lyrics a la people trying to decode Sigur Ros’ ‘()’ CD ruined everything about them for me.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      The full album was up on YT not long ago, maybe still is. I only listened to the first song and it was much better, much more fury left. Though naturally not their old selfs.

    • Disgustache

      I… I like Sons of Northern Darkness…

      • Maik Beninton

        It’s a good album.

  • kapsberger

    Sadly, the Howls of Ebb album has been pushed back to July because of delays with the vinyl. Hipsters: Ruining everything for everybody with their fixies and their scarves and their vinyl records. They need to get off my lawn.

    • Kevin Nash & Friends

      That’s a shame. Damn hipsters have to ruin everything.

      • Assuming everyone who likes records is a hipster is some lazy, overplayed, disconnected, and ultimately juvenile shit. If it was just these mysterious hipsters buying records then there’d be far less demand for it.

        • JamesGrimm

          not really. stylish peer points. It effects everything.

          • Yes, really. I know shitloads of people who enjoy vinyl for reasons that have fuck all to do with appearing cool. None of them are hipsters…whatever the that even means anymore.

            I think it’s just antisocial people who have like one IRL friend who tend to label everyone from their computers.

            Blame record companies who want to sell bundles. Faith No More had delays for their latest in vinyl pressing. They released it anyway and gave a later date for the records.

          • JamesGrimm

            Everyones sheep. it just matters what flavor and to what degree.

          • lol

            careful not to cut yourself on all that edge

          • Well that is not very nice.

            GL

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Right back at ya slick

          • …or they’re given product choices and just do what they like. Calling people “sheep” because they make product choices one doesn’t agree with is indicative of a person with no real problems in life..yet.

          • JamesGrimm

            I have 3 broken relationships 4 suicide attempts and just bought my own home. Try again.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            Damn. I’m sorry to hear that.

          • Guacamole Jim

            That’s rough dude. I’m sorry. I’m glad you’re still here, though.

            I think the point JAG is trying to make (and, oddly enough, the point you’re agreeing with) is that it’s impossible to not be a bit of a “sheep” in modern, Western society. We’re a consumer culture. JAG’s point is just that buying things you like because you like them doesn’t make you a “sheep.” If you’re staunchly anti-consumer, then any purchase makes you a “sheep.” Unfortunately, that’s how we exist, and the best way to go about it, like JAG is saying, is to not care about what you buy — so long as you buy it on your own terms, and don’t let marketing dictate who you are.

          • JamesGrimm

            I agree with your assessment. I still hate it though. I dont know why. Might have been vinyl and DH. Just kinda set me off. sorry.

          • I have records and nobody would imagine me a hipster.

            Single parent who could never afford my own home and drives a car that’s fifteen years old. Only one of my relationships has lasted more than four months.

            Sucks when people make sweeping judgements about others based on foolish criteria, doesn’t it?

          • Tyree
          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            That’s also a good point. Record companies delay a lot of things for trivial reasons.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            I enjoy vinyl. I don’t buy new vinyl.though because the prices are insane.

          • I buy very little new releases on vinyl these days. The reward is rarely worth the money invested.

            My collection is three-fourths mint copies of eighties stuff.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            Mine is almost all bands I like from the 70’s and 80s.

          • sweetooth0

            Seems like most releases are using the same master as the CD anyway. The only benefit with the vinyl is the larger format for the artwork.

          • Yeah, usually. Once in a while you get lucky but often it’s the same bricked crap they put on the CD with the necessary EQ changes for cutting a record. I have a few records that I’m certain use the CD master that just sound better to me. Sometimes the CD does. It’s all a crapshoot really.

          • sweetooth0

            I can agree with that. I think there’s a psychological/emotional aspect to why most people (myself included) tend to like records more than CD’s, even when they’re cut from the same master. Doesn’t matter though, I just love listening to records.

          • My current playback equipment adds a unique sound-signature to just about every record I own.

          • sweetooth0

            Also true, there’s a huge difference between a shitty 50 dollar walmart turntable and a rega p3. Same is actually also true for a good CD player. My Oppo DVD player actually has a really good audio chip in it and is one of the best sounding CD players I’ve listened to.

        • Herr Schmitty

          Either that or hipster’s definition has been expanded in such a broad sense that it ultimately doesn’t mean anything any more.

          • It’s utterly meaningless aside from maybe “someone that does something slightly different than me”

          • Herr Schmitty

            At this point, I identify with so many personality traits and activities that have been deemed ‘hipster’ that I just accept I’m probably a young urban hipster. Whatever, it doesn’t offend me!

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            i just thought it was people with beards

    • Spear

      Well, shit. I was looking forward to that one most.

    • The W.

      Dagnabbit!

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

    I really enjoyed this week’s intro. Did anyone else follow Grover XIII to http://www.themonolith.com/? Before the site launched, they had a fictional/fantasy story in the same vein that they released as a serial via e-mail. It was so good, I couldn’t wait for each installment. It really set up the idea for the site and the staff’s online personas. But then the finished site sucked and Grover XIII left.

    • Spear

      That’s kinda cool. I might have to dig back through that so I can steal ideas get inspired.

    • I back up Pagliacci. That intro was tasty.

      • Lacertilian

        make sure to use mouthwash afterwards though, it is a toilet after all.

  • KJM

    Cantharone is kinda fun.

  • Tyree

    That Shit song is some pretty good shit. Repulsive mix of blackened death and crust.

    Filthy.

  • KJU’s Dancing Pubic Hairs

    Might actually check out the new Claymorean later, since they have some decent stuff here and there.

    “Make sure you clear some space in your living room before hitting “STAB.” (Spear)

    FTFY. We don’t like stuff around here or hit play. We fucking STAB it!

  • This came out today too. I totally forgot about it till just now. https://perihelionmetal.bandcamp.com/

  • Guacamole Jim

    “You figure it out” <- lol'd

  • This is my favorite post each week

  • Maik Beninton

    Howls of Ebb: I didn’t know what I was listening to through half of that song.

    http://www.toiletovhell.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/he-is-clueless_fb_2432401.jpg

  • My pick today is Temple of Dagon. Great stuff.

  • I am in love with yesterdays pick from Pennsylvania: Burden. They are so maflushing good! Something about those tunes speak to me. I am in love.

    GL

    http://burden.bandcamp.com/album/withovt

  • J.R.

    That opening sequence was dank as fvck. It smelt of an ancient musk and an unknown malevolence.
    As far as music goes, that Sexual Perverts logo made me laugh. What should I listen to next? Guide me, brethren, show me that which does not flush

    • Stockhausen

      HADIT RILL GUD

  • Tintenfisch from Beyond

    ‘Ullo everybody.
    After following this place of the weird and wonderful since the beginning I finally decided to post something here.

    It’s got nothing to do with This Toilet Tuesday (indeed this Tuesday was literally one for the bowl, at least for me). Uhm, except you forgot the High On Fire stream or did I miss that?

    Anyways, just wanted to tell you people how much I enjoy reading your stuff. Interesting, diverse, sometimes challening and most of all FUN to read. From fans for fans. Yay!

    Cool community here as well, almost all over the world, though central Europe seems to be underrepresented, here we go. I’m from the country of poets and thinkers. G7 my ass.

    Hence, English is not my first language, so bear with me…

    Keep up the good work and once in a while I’ll drop my 2 cents here as well.

    On a side note, you don’t want to watch that Mad Max 4 or any other movie this year. All you need is this:

    http://youtu.be/bS5P_LAqiVg

    • Welcome. Come in, sit down. Have a look around. Don’t touch anything. You break it, you eat it.

    • Spear

      Hello! Sorry for the late response, but welcome to the Toilet. According to High on Fire’s facebook page, Luminiferous comes out June 16th and will thus be included in next week’s Toilet Tuesday.

      I did, however, forget that The Vomit Arsonist has a new album out today. I am shamed.

    • Stockhausen

      Hello! You are quite welcome here, friend. It smells every now and then, but you’ll get used to it.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Hi

  • Kaos Vertex has a pretty sweet OSDM sound….Scrimm you would like

  • Howard Dean

    So we’re going to talk about “slug” metal bands and not mention the king ov kings?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj-FRU230J8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • Lacertilian

    @Stockhausen:disqus Hadit is working over here. The vocals are different from stuff I’d normally get down with but the music carries it well.

  • Beau Kemp

    The Night Flight Orchestra!!! W00t

    • Beau Kemp

      As a professional baseball player and burger fan, I highly recommend Skyline Whispers. It’s Dad rock!

  • wow that riff in the Summon the Tempest Winds ……..

  • Hotdog Clifford

    You had me at “Weird death”