This Toilet Tuesday (7/5/16)


Welcome to another round of This Toilet Tuesday! This summer is proving to be anything but dry, with tons of good new music on the way. W and I have picked a couple of our favorites from this week, but there’s a lot more where these came from. Be sure to share your picks below!


Anicon – Exegeses (Avantgarde Music) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Toil and Mockery,” “In Shadow and Amber”

Holy crap, this guitar tone is hot fire. Which I guess is why the trees on the cover are burning. Too much fire. That’s what these two Anicon tracks are. Flaming black metal fire straight from the fiery shores of Phlegethon. You NEED to hear this, although I’m not responsible for any third-degree burns done to your ears. FFO: Krallice, Sun Worship, Yellow Eyes 7/7/16 (W.)


Athame – With Cunning Fire and Adversarial Resolve (Grimoire Records) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Five Fold Kiss”

If Anicon are an insidious wildland fire that creeps and torches its way through the countryside, Athame is a volcanic eruption. Lead track “Five Fold Kiss” is all meteoric hunks of molten granite and smothering ash. If the percussion doesn’t crush your cubicle and engulf your coworkers in a river of magma riffs, you may need to consider not working in a bunker. FFO: Craft, Gorgoroth, Aosoth 7/8/16 (W.)

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Dust Bolt – Mass Confusion (Napalm Records) [Thrash]
Listen to “Allergy,” “Mass Confusion”

2016 has already been a good year for thrash, and it just keeps getting better. Dust Bolt’s style of thrash will sound familiar to you, but the execution is masterful. The volatile, shifting approach to everything from the tempo to the structure vocal style matches the lyrics, lending them an air of realness that similar thrash bands lack. Mass Confusion is packed with awesome riffs and is not to be missed. 7/8/16 (Spear)


Spellcaster – Night Hides the World (Prosthetic Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Night Hides the World,” “Betrayal,” “I Live Again”

I don’t listen to a whole lot of old-school heavy metal (or classic metal, or whatever the hell you want to call it); I’ve never really taken the time to dive into the classics, and so many newer bands seem to be using the generally simplistic sound of the genre as an excuse for being bad musicians. Having now encountered Spellcaster, I’m starting to realize I’ve been missing out. The vocals are strong and soaring, and the guitars seem to be locked in a duel for supremacy with each other. It’s immensely satisfying, and now I want more. 7/8/16 (Spear)

Amorite – Final Entropy (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Final Doom”

And Harmony Dies – Totenam (Sliptrick Records) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Birthday”

Beneath the Storm – Lucid Nightmare (Argonauta Records) [Sludge/Doom]

Bogland/Crown of Asteria – Le Décomposition de l’humanité/Hjem blant skyene (split- Independent) [Blackened Doom/Black Metal]

Cancerous Womb – It Came to This (Rising Nemesis Records) [Deathgrind]
Listen to “Isolation Frenzy”

Centinex – Doomsday Rituals (Agonia Records) [Death Metal]

Deadlock – Hybris (Napalm Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Berserk”

Defiled – Towards Inevitable Ruin (Season of Mist) [Brutal Death Metal]

Diabolical – Umbra (ViciSolum Productions) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Decline”

Diabolizer – Apokalypse (Third Eye Temple) [Death Metal]

Dr.X – Reborn (Eventhink Metal Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “7th Life”

Etrusgrave – Aita’s Sentence (Minotauro Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “North North West”

Guttural Corpora Cavernosa – You Should Have Died When I Killed You (Gore House Productions) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “You Should Have Died When I Killed You”

Hellvete – Drowning the Past (Harsh Productions) [Depressive Black Metal]
Listen to “Drowning the Past”

Horseburner – Dead Seeds, Barren Soil (Independent) [Doom]

Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows (Prosthetic Records) [Sludge/Post Metal]

Karcavul – Intersaone (Sentient Ruin) [Sludge]
Listen to “Crackleurres”

Kissin’ Dynamite – Generation Goodbye (KFM Records) [Regressive Metal]
Listen to “Hashtag Your Life”

Lord of War – Suffer (Unique Leader Records) [Nicolas Cagecore]
Listen to “Nexus of Hate”

Mephistopheles – In Reverence of Forever (Willowtip Records) [Progressive Death Metal]
Listen to “Lake Morose,” “The Orator”

Methra – Acolyte (Battleground Records) [Doom]

Monolithe – Zeta Reticuli (Debemur Morti Productions) [Funeral Doom]

Morbid Creation – Blasphemic Fantasies (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Blasphemic Fantasies”

Nervosa – Agony (Napalm Records) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Hostages”

Nocte Obducta – Mogontiacum (Nachdem die Nacht herabgesunken) (MDD Records) [Blackish Metal]
Listen to “Die Pfähler”

Noire – The Tracks of the Hunted (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Intro”

Oblivion Myth – Inside the Mirror (Independent) [Power Prog]

Omen – Hammer Damage (DSN Music) [Heavy Metal]

Preludio Ancestral – El misterio de la pasión divina (Independent) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Desquicio”

Q5 – New World Order (Frontiers Records) [Discount AC/DC]
Listen to “The Right Way”

Saboter – Mankind Is Damned (Witches Brew) [Heavy/Power Metal]

Scolopendra – Cycles (Dooweet Records) [Death/Thrash]
Listen to “Psychic Paralysis”

Sinsaenum – Sinsaenum (earMusic) [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Army of Chaos”

A Taste of Freedom – Carved in Our Dreams (Brennus Music) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Maybe Human”

Third Ion – Biolith (Glasstone Records) [Prog Metal]

Thren – Anatomy of Atheistic Satanism (Independent) [Black Metal]

Trick or Treat – Rabbits’ Hill Pt. 2 (Frontiers Music) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Cloudrider”

Wolverine – Machina Viva (Sensory Records) [Prog Metal]
Listen to “Machina”

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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  • Maik Beninton™


  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Digging Spellcaster!

    • Eliza

      Can’t wait for their album to come out.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    going to check those first two when i get home

    • Abradolf Lincler

      from Athame’s BC: “Apocalyptic metal from Appalachia . . .”

      >>> band from baltimore?

      • Noel Mueller

        Home base is Hagerstown MD, but their members live in WV and PA too, kinda around where those three states converge.

        • Abradolf Lincler

          man, i bet its pretty up there

    • Spear

      Anicon is most goodly.

  • Maik Beninton™

    I don’t get that Nicolas Cagecore tag.

  • Joaquin Stick

    There are like three people named Colin Marston in the metal world right? There’s no way one guy can mix and master this many things. Digging Anicon, thanks W.

  • Dubbbz

    Full Athame stream is up now, boys. Tyree will be pleased that the second track is strong with the d-beat.

  • tigeraid

    Dust Bolt rooooooooooooooooooooooools.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    This Anicon is mighty fiiine…..

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Love the Dust Bolt album cover. Also when I think of Kissin Dynamite I think of ACDC’s song off Blow Up Your Video. The only good thing about that album is the cover and the song Heatseeker.

  • EsusMoose

    Ooooohh Cancerous Womb and Inter Arma this week!

  • Old Man Doom

    Man, that new Inter Arma is fucking gorgeous. Looking forward to reviewing it.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    No, RT, Anicon is not the hot new anime convention.

  • brokensnow

    Inter Arma is pretty good.

    • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

      Also gets better as the album goes on.

  • Hans Müller

    Discount AC/DC indeed. “She was a blonde-haired beauty / I think you know the score” – Well, I know enough to close this tab now, so I guess you’re right.
    This be the real Nicolas Cagecore!

  • This Spellcaster song is so great! Very good harmonies. Thanks, Spear.

    This Athame is violent as fuck! I dig the drumming. Anicon sounds p great too!!! Thanks, Wes.

    This was a productive round, guys. Thanks for the recommendations, once again.

  • Dust Bolt is teh goodness.

  • Ayreonaut

    So I really wanna go to summer slaughter this month (corpse, Nile, suffocation) and I noticed carnifex is playing it too? I always thought they were a stupendously generic death core band and another listen verified that, but even talking to all my friends they seem to be super into them? Wtf are they a thing now? I saw them years ago when they opened for all shall perish and I was very underwhelmed

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