Thursday, March 28, 2013

Toxic Holocaust/From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction/Relapse Records 2013 CD Compilation Review


  Toxic  Holocaust  are  a  band  from  Oregon  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  combines  black  metal,  thrash  and  punk  together  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  compilation  album  "From  The  Ashes  Of  Nuclear  Destruction"  which  was  released  by  Relapse  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a  very  powerful sound  to  them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  black  metal,  thrash  and  punk  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  traditional  metal  elements,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  old  school  sounding  black/thrash  metal  guitar solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  all  black/thrash  metal  screams  and  growls,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Christian,  Horror,  Violence  and  Metal  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  old  school,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while you  can s till  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion t his  is  a  very  great  sounding  compilation  from  Toxic  Holocaust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Metal  Attack"  "Thrashing  Death"  "Nuke  the  Cross"  and  "Suicide  Eye".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.