This Toilet Tuesday (7/4/17)

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Welcome once more to This Toilet Tuesday! This week is the best kind of new music week: relatively lean, but with a lot of solid releases. Our ever-expanding crew has picked out a couple of the best to check out, but there’s a lot more where that came from. Don’t skimp on that list this week.


Strike Master – U.F.T.M. (Plat-D Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “UFTM”

Raging thrashers Strike Master have been around since the mid-00’s, but this was my first contact. They expertly ride a line between technicality and moshability; enough of the former to keep things interesting, enough of the latter to not seem wanky. U.F.T.M. is a re-recording of the band’s 2006 debut Up For The Massacre, and the first question a re-recording begs is whether it was necessary. I’m not sure about this one, as listening to both versions side by side seems like a bit of a case of tomayto/tomahto. The rough edge of the original brought it closer to Demolition Hammer or even Sadus, whereas the new version cleans things up and perhaps highlights the techy side a bit more without dialling back the brutality too much. Either way, you’re in for some excellent dynamic songcraft. 7/7/17 (Hans)


Party Cannon – Perverse Party Platter (Gore House Productions) [SLAM]
Listen to “Soft, White, Gelatinous Body”

It feels like its been an eternity since the release of Bong Hit Hospitalisation, but it’s only really been like a year and a bit. While it doesn’t mean much to say common tropes like “top-tier slam metal band,” “leagues away from the competition,” or “you’d be an idiot to not like this band and if you don’t, it’s likely that you listen to, void forbid, Dream Theater,” let me just say that Party Cannon are a top tier slam metal band that’s leagues away from the competition. You’d be an idiot to not like this band and if you don’t, it’s likely that you listen to, void forbid, Dream Theater. This is a point in the review where the reviewer would name drop bands using phrases like, “I get hints of this” and “subtle flavor of that”, “with a splash of so and so” and “It finishes with some coffee notes” but I don’t listen to slam. I listen to Party Cannon. So, when I listen to the new singles “Keg Crusher” and “Soft, White, Gelatinous Body”, I get hints of Bone Crushing Riffs and a subtle flavor of Blasts with a splash of Really Fucking Grimy Gutturals and it finishes with some coffee notes. If that doesn’t sell you on the new Party Cannon, just know there is a limited tape release and they have a badass snap back that you can order… unlike a certain blog I know. Not mentioning any names… Joe. FFO: Devourment, Gutteral Slug 7/7/17 (Bert Banana)


Seer – Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]
Listen to “Acid Sweat,” “They Used Dark Forces”

Seer continues their numbered tale, by following up their two EPs with a combined full-length debut. Vol. III showcases Seer’s heavier side, while Vol. IV will take a more mellow route. The two pre-release tracks focus on Vol. III’s heaviness, with “Acid Sweat” swaggering along with sludgy riffs and alternating clean and harsh vocals. While “They Used Dark Forces” brings doom and a touch of post-metal to the fore, with glacial riffs making way for a gloomy, synth driven outro. 7/7/17 (Ellipsis)


Solanum – Judge-Mental (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “Control”

I’m going to level with you: if the riffs at about :37 and 1:27 in “Control” don’t convince you that you need Judge-Mental in your ears now and forever, you are beyond help, and I’m not sure I’d even want to anyway. This year has had its fair share of punky thrash albums, but Solanum’s is the first to instantly click with me; it’s light on the crust and heavy on the thrash, no riff feels recycled, and it sounds fantastic. If nothing else, just look at who’s publishing it, and let any remaining doubts drift away. 7/3/17 (Spear)


Apothesary – Accept Loss Forever (M-Theory Audio) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Elizabeth,” “Tempest (Even Tide)”

Awaken Solace – Mythandriel (Independent) [Symphonic Power Metal]
Preview

Beyond Grace – Seekers (Independent) [Prog/Tech Death]
Listen to “Oracle”
Review

Blackevil – The Ceremonial Fire (FDA Records) [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Between Fire and Fire,” “Heavy Forces Marching On”

Bliss of Flesh – Empyrean (Listenable Records) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Penitent”

Bütcher – Bestial Fükkin’ Warmachine (Babylon Doom Cult Records) [Speed Metal]
Definitely Not Thundersteel

Concrete Age – The Totem of the Great Snake (Pt​.​I) (Independent) [Thrash/Melodeath]
Listen to “The Black Wings of Shaman”

Dead – A Dirty Mind Is A Joy Forever (FDA Records) [Deathgrind]
Listen to “Snakey Brown” (NSFW)

Decapitated – Anticult (Nuclear Blast Records) [Groove/Death Metal]
Listen to “Never,” “Earth Scar”

Die like Gentlemen – Distinguished Company (Independent) [Sludge]
Listen to “The Nod”

Diminished 7 – Bats (Independent) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Adorned (Insidiously)”

Dreams of Agony – A Forgotten Tale (RockCD Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Listen to “The Crown of Fate”

Earthling – Spinning in the Void (Forcefield Records) [Everything Metal]
Listen to “Howl”

Ecnephias – The Sad Wonder of the Sun (My Kingdom Music) [Gothic Metal]
Listen to “Quimbanda”

El Camino – Cursed Congregation (To The Death/Night Tripper) [Doom]
Listen to “Crooked Wand”

Ereb Altor – Ulfven (Hammerheart Records) [Viking Metal]
Listen to “En Synd Svart Som Sot”

Excalion – Dream Alive (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Divergent Falling”

Heavens Fire – Playing with Fire (Independent) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Restless Sleep”

Heresiarch – Death Ordinance (Dark Descent Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Storming Upon Knaves”

Kassad – Faces Turn Away (Hypnotic Dirge Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Void,” “Broken”

Lifeless – The Occult Mastery (FDA Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Occult Mastery,” “From Chaos Our Order Shall Rise”

Limbonic Art – Spectre Abysm (Candlelight Records) [Symphonic Black Metal]
Listen to “Ethereal Traveller”

Magistina Saga – Reingrimonation (Starwave Records) [Power Metal]
Preview

Massive Assault – Mortar (FDA Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Deranged Humanity”

Melvins – A Walk with Love & Death (Ipecac Recordings) [Whatever]
Listen to “Christ Hammer”

Misanthrope Monarch – Regress to the Saturnine Chapter (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Brotherhood of Destruction”

M.O.D. – Busted, Broke & American (Megaforce Records) [Crossover Thrash]
Listen to “You’re A Fucking Dick”

Nadimač – Besnilo (Xtreem Music) [Crossover Thrash]
Stream

Next to None – Phases (Inside Out Music) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “The Apple”

Nicumo – Storms Arise (Inverse Records) [Goth Rock/Doom]
Listen to “Death, Let Go”

Orden Ogan – Gunmen (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Gunman,” “Fields of Sorrow”

Parasitic Ejaculation – Isolation (Amputated Vein Records) [SLAM]
Listen to “Global Decimation”

Phylactery – Necromancy Enthroned (Unspeakable Axe Records) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Eyes of Fear and Flame,” “Unholy Empire”

Sensor Motorik – Anatomy of the Human Vasculature (Valist Records) [SLAM]
Listen to “Anatomy of the Human Vasculature”

Tanakh – Chameleonic (Independent) [Death/Doom]
Listen to “Tempered Glass,” “Geneticide”

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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  • Brutalist_Receptacle
    • Señor Jefe El Rossover
      • more beer

        Yes sir. Happy 4th Boss.

        • Señor Jefe El Rossover

          And a Happy 4th to you more beer! After a bit of a drive I’ll toast to you and yours.

          • more beer

            As I will do for you. The only driving I am doing today is maybe to get more beer. But I do have some Santa Fe Imperial Java Stouts and some Eddyline Yankee IPA’s. Perhaps I will toast the coyote who smuggles Receptacle across the border into Mexico as well.

          • GoatForest

            If you smoke cigars, I can heartily recommend Acid Cigars. Those mothers rule.

          • more beer

            Not big on cigars. I do smoke a lot of herb though.

          • GoatForest

            Fair enough.

          • Óðinn

            They have “acid” cigars now? Trippy. 😉

          • GoatForest

            Yeah, they have a really lame brand name, but they are a truly delicious cigar.

          • Óðinn

            I haven’t smoked in many years. I’d be willing to have the odd cigar or two though.

          • GoatForest

            I don’t do it with any regularity, but they are definitely worth the odd puff here and there

      • Bert Banana

        What happened that day?

        • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

          GORAK FORGET!!!!!

      • Brutalist_Receptacle

        AH, YES. “THE CRADLE OF TEXAS LIBERTY.” WHERE 182 WHITE MEN DIED FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS… TO OWN AFRICAN AMERICANS.

        • Señor Jefe El Rossover

          Yes, that’s precisely why that happened. How blinded I have been from actual history. Obviously you know exactly what you’re talking about.

          • more beer

            History is not this ones strong point. I am figuring he learned history at his liberal arts college while working on a degree in woman’s studies with a minor in Marxism,

          • Brutalist_Receptacle

            Yeah, well I hold a doctorate in history from Tulane. And I am a published scholar (who likes metal). I will try to rectify what Coach Johnson taught you guys in your high school “history” classes: Texas, a department in rebellion against the Mexican centralist government, had a traitor called SF Austin, who was a rebellious Mexican citizen. Also, Mexico had prohibited slavery in its constitution, but opened the door to Anglo immigrants like Austin in the hopes that they would pacify the Comanche and build an economy by colonizing. Austin swore on the Mexican constitution. But like most crackers, he was too lazy to do any real work and argued that cotton was the only salvation for Texas, and that meant African American slavery. Yes, Mexican officials looked the other way as whites from Alabama and Georgia and Tennessee arrived with their human chattel. When Austin learned that Coahuila was considering an anti-slavery amendment for the state constitution, Austin wrote a long proposal to the governor in which he argued that Texas’ survival as a political and economic entity depended upon African American slavery. Again, Mexico allowed slavery, BUT ONLY IN TEXAS to appease the colonists. With regret and resignation he declared, “Texas must be a slave country. Circumstances and unavoidable necessity compel it.” Austin, BTW, hated free blacks. AND DONT GET ME STARTED ON THAT FIRST WETBACK, SAM HOUSTON.

          • more beer

            Way to prove your point by throwing around racial slurs. You’re not only anti-American but you’re also a hypocrite.

          • Óðinn

            Racial slurs aside, it’s actually historically correct.

            Austin, S., Mexico. Soberana Junta Provisional Gubernativa, & Coahuila Texas. (1829). Translation
            of the laws, orders, and contracts on colonization, from January, 1821,
            up to this time in virtue of which Col. Stephen F. Austin has
            introduced and settled foreign emigrants in Texas : With an explanatory
            introduction.
            San Filipe de Austin, Tex.: Printed by G.B. Cotten.

          • Brutalist_Receptacle

            Thank you for your service, madam.

          • Brutalist_Receptacle

            The classic line “that first wetback Sam Houston,” is also from the historical record, probably another institution you are unfamiliar with, the SCOTUS. See, in a little case called Hernandez v. Texas, the brilliant US / Texas lawyer Gus Garcia, when asked by the white judges if he “needed a translator” (Garcia had graduated from UT Law School) replied, to the effect, “No your honor, perhaps you need a translator. My family has been in Texas for seven generations, long before that first wetback, Sam Houston.” This lesson is provided free of charge.

          • more beer

            Thanks racist, Calling white people “crackers” is racist. You have shown your true colors. Don’t try and act like you didn’t say “like most lazy crackers” But I kind of expected that as you probably believe that no one can be racist against white people.

          • Brutalist_Receptacle

            YOU ARE THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING! SHOULDNT YOU BE LISTENING TO JOEL OSTEEN PODCASTS AND FILLING YOUR APOCALYPSE BUNKER, HERMANN?
            STAY TUNED FOR “ETYMOLOGY OF CRACKER” LESSON. HINT: WHITE PEOPLE WERE INVADING NATIVE AMERICAN LANDS!

          • FVCK YEAH HISTORY

          • Brutalist_Receptacle

            THATS WHVT MY STUDENTS SAY!

          • Damn.

          • Confirmed, did not learn about these things about SF Austin in Coach Johnson’s Texas History class.

    • more beer

      As a veteran I find this extremely offensive.

      • GoatForest

        You’re a vet? Brutal. Well, have a very relaxing 4th for sure, then. Eat some good bbq if its around.

        • more beer

          Yes sir USN veteran, Thanks Goat you have a good day as well.

      • Brutalist_Receptacle

        WHAT DOES BEING A VET HAVE TO DO WITH ANOTHER UNJUST AMERICAN WAR? US GRANT, ALSO A VET, DECRIED THE INVASION OF MEXICO AS THE NADIR OF US HISTORY. LETS JUST REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT “LIBERTY” MEANS.

        • more beer

          It’s the Forth of July not Cinco De Mayo. It is disrespectful to America. Also to the victors go the spoils of war. The United States won Mexico lost, treaties were signed. This is how these things have worked all throughout history. But don’t let those facts get in the way of your revisionist history. If you don’t like it move to Mexico. I am sure they will welcome you with open arms. Since apparently you don’t like it here anyway.

  • Dubby Fresh
  • Hans

    I think Phylactery was pushed back. Could’ve sworn it was originally supposed to come out together with Solanum. Now it says 18th. Oh well.

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    Solanum, Heresiarch, MOD and Erwb Altor for me this week.

  • Bert Banana

    Party Cannon, Party Cannon and Party Cannon for me this week

    • SavageMessiah

      Party Cannon is extremely not my shit but I enjoyed reading your review, good job, Mr. Banana 10/10

  • Rob M

    That link for Butcher is for a song called “Thermonuklear Road Warrior”?

    …fucking sold!

  • Óðinn

    Thanks, Spear bro.

  • Lord Ov Kapsko

    How high a man needs to be to come up with a title like Bong Hit Hospitalisation.