domingo, 29 de diciembre de 2013

TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Origen: E.E.U.U, Portland
Formados: 1999
Estilo: Black, speed, thrash
Temática: Antireligión, asesinato, guerra y muerte.
Miembros:
  • Joel Grind  Voces y Guitarra.
  • Nikki Rage  Batería
  • Philthy Gnaast Bajo
Discografía:

  • Toxic Holocaust / Oprichniki Split 2001   
  • Critical Mass Demo 2002
  • Implements of Mass Destruction / Nuclear Apocalypse:666 Split 2002   
  • Evil Never Dies CD 2003
  • HRPS Vol.1 Split 2004   
  • Singapore / Malaysia Attack 2004 Recopilatorio 2004   
  • Outbreak of Evil Split 2004   
  • Thrashbeast from Hell Split 2004   
  • Death Master Single 2004   
  • Power from Hell Single 2004   
  • Promo 2004 Demo 2004   
  • Toxic Thrash Metal Recopilatorio 2004
  • Blasphemy, Mayhem, War Split 2005   
  • Hell on Earth CD 2005
  • Don't Burn the Witch... Split 2006   
  • Reaper's Grave Single 2006   
  • Speed Kills... Again Split 2007   
  • Live – Only Deaf Is Real Directo 2007
  • In the Sign of Sodom - Sodomaniac Tribute Split 2008   
  • Speed n' Spikes Vol. I Split 2008   
  • Demo 2007 Demo 2008   
  • Brazilian Slaughter 2006 DVD 2008   
  • An Overdose of Death... CD 2008
  • Gravelord EP 2009   
  • Toxic Holocaust / Inepsy Split 2010   
  • Conjure and Command CD 2011
  • Japanese Benefit Split 2011   
  • Toxic Waste Split 2012
  • From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction Recopilatorio 2013
  • Revelations Single 2013   
  • Out of the Fire Single 2013   
  • Chemistry of Consciousness CD 2013
  • Life Is a Lie Single 2013
  • Max Overload Single 2017
CHEMISTRY OF CONSCIUSNESS (2013)  
Una carrera tan dilatada como la de Toxic Holocaust con Joel Grind al frente desde sus inicios ha dado para grandes discos a lo largo de la misma y este "Chemistry of Consciousness" es uno de ellos. Tal vez el principal problema de este trabajo es que no salga bien parado en las comparaciones con sus inicios, hay quién encumbra "Evil Never Dies" y "Hell on Earth", este último en menor medida, y todo lo demás es bazofia y mera repetición de algo ya mil veces inventado y ofrecido en otras obras más antiguas. Con esto no quiero decir que "Chemistry of Consciousness" sea la panacea del thrash, black, pero de lo que si hay que reconocerle a este trabajo y a Joel Grind es que después de tanto tiempo vuelvan a ofrecer un gran álbum, en donde se dan la mano, como nos tiene acostumbrados esa particular visión del metal extremo, el thrash, el speed y el black consiguiendo a lo largo de sus casi trienta minutos un álbum de sonido clásico y atemporal. Se le nota que este es un trabajo más técnico, con un gusto por el riff afilado, no muy variado pero perfectamente ejecutado, al que acompaña una batería sin mucha variedad pero que cumple con creces y la voz de Joel rasgada y agresiva encaja perfectamente en el concepto del álbum. Una banda, mejor dicho su banda, porque Joel es el cerebro pensante detrás de Toxic Holocaust que poco a poco ha sabido medrar, y a la cual la formación estable le está sentando muy bien, para ofrecer obras como estas. (7,8).

1. Awaken the Serpent 01:38
 Awaken the Serpent
With just one breath
The bastard is showing its fangs 
We prepare for death 

Today's your nightmare 
Tomorrow is through 
There's no tomorrow 

The venom starts flowing 
In veins of the lost 
A constant delusion of mind 
Surging to the top 

The serpent awakens 
With just one step 
The rattle is clouding your mind 
Prepare for death
2. Silence 02:12
Mountains of wasted corpses And bullets much too close Sentenced to eternal silence The bunker is their grave The piercing screams of wounded and silence from the dead War is just like a nightmare From which you won't awake A nightmare eternal Will haunt you 'til you're dead Slaves to the war crawling on your knees Its hunger keeps growing as you're feeding the machine Risking your life without ever knowing why Shots called from high above while you've been left to die
3. Rat Eater 03:49
Feeding our fear with the meat of a rat 
Trapped in a cave you've been given 
Living a life on your knees 
Mentally rot in your prison 
A sentence like a disease 
Rat Eater 

The vermin you eat is feeding the sick 
Stocking up flesh to be eaten 
Nauseous just from the smell 
Never seen locks in this prison 
Choosing a life in a cell 
Rat Eater 

Crawling, make your way 
Moving on through the sewers of hell 
Anguish and misery 
They built us up now suffer the fall 

Cruelty has made your path 
Like a rat you're stuck in a cage 
Sadness and misery 
Choke it down you suffer and suffer
4. Salvation Is Waiting 02:49
Approach the coming hour Pining for death Handing him over your life Trusting with mercy He fills you with hope Death will be painless and quick Transformation's calling or will you fucking rot? Inside the coffin or live eternally? Peace you are seeking And death is a friend Onward into a new plane Heaven only an action away A martyr paying the price Trust yourself in his hands End it all, take the final step Push through and witness the meaning of life Salvation's waiting Waiting for your soul Hungry for your blood Give it to 'em all Salvation's waiting Waiting for your blood Hungry for your soul Give it to 'em all  
5. Out of the Fire 02:54
We've got the power We've got the fire that won't ever go out Strength built in numbers We're not under control Out of the fire We bring the strength Out of the fire We bring the strength to fight We've entered the lair Inside out minds they've put us to sleep Stand up for freedom, stand up for your rights Stand up for what they control We are losing our identity As the walls are closing in Approaching the hour When our inner mind awakes Signal our demise Invasion of the mind Signal our demise Fighting for security All hope has been lost It's a sign of the coming times And we need to take it back  
6. Acid Fuzz 02:31
Open up the door that closes off your mind Lift up the astral veil you know you are so blind Shattering perception You can't trust your eyes Melting shapes and blurry vision Acid Fuzz consumes Becomes your new religion Shattering perception Drowning in infinity But never knowing why On a plane of consciousness The acid gets you high... Dose me When a person feels, society reels There's no holding back Morality is limitation You are what I was You've made the choice Now choose your path (Dropping) Acid Fuzz
7. Deny the Truth 02:18
 Deny the Truth 
Don't believe what you see 
Or trust what they've taught you 
"Truth" has you trapped in a cell 
The prison you create 
The time is now to open up your eyes 
'Cause this affects everyone 
It's fucking clear. the writing's on the wall 
They're wrong- We're right 

I stand in the way of the control 
I stand in the way of the deceit 

What you conceive 
Will manifest 
In what you believe 

Overdose on random thoughts to keep you down 
There's a war inside your mind you can't escape 
Stand up for your rights before it's too late 
Shackles will bind 
You're denying the truth
8. Mkultra 02:07
  You are now under mind control 

Manipulation of mental state 
Manipulation 

Manipulation of mental state 
Human weapon of chosen fate 
Chemical commands 

You are now under my control 

What secrets hide inside your head?
Voices looped for days on end 

Torture, drugs, deprivation 
On a quest for truth 

How much more can you take? 
Up the dose increase the pain 
How much further can we go
Move ahead up the dose 

MKULTRA
9. I Serve... 02:30
Stoking the flames, fanning the fire Each day we're closer to feeding the pyre I serve death When all is said and done I serve death Otherworldly streaming thoughts Like a river through my mind Conscious action's all it takes Chanting repetitious thought Psyching driving in my head Piercing through my mental state Fearing the outcome of fate Empowered by feelings of hate Never a war has been won A spiral of shame has begun The higher we get down we sink The time's not to feel it's to think In the pyre we gather up and feed the fire In the flame we're closing in to feel the pain   
10. International Conspiracy 02:32
Prophets falsely claim the gift, the eye that sees it all Harsh reality is crashing before you Spreading the panic all hope has been lost They feel what we stand for - fear all our strength An International Conspiracy Give away another right to ease your sleep at night We come closer each day to a prison You make a chance but the outcome's the same It's tine to wake up - this is your warning Privacy stripped away it's time to act today For the cowards who won't stand behind us Panic is leading to social unrest They're hiding their motive - total slavery  
11. Chemistry of Consciousness 02:53
  I saw a vision of a lost time 
A serpent with a man's face 
An entire village under its spell 
Bred into the human race 

The struggle wages on we are under its command 
In every corner of the world lurks a deadly plan 
We gotta take control back, break the fucking chains 
The Chemistry of Consciousness attacked 

We've hit the wall 

Into the cortex of the mind 
The sounds begin to fall 
Where knowledge meets imagination 
We gotta break through it all 

The power surges up through my spine 
As my neck begins to ache 
Speaking close with a higher power 
Nerves are coiling like a snake 

No concentration, no sanity 
Through doors of perception is the key you seek 

Through divine connection lies a hidden path 
With mind possession comes the truth you need 

No imagination, no inner peace 
With realization lies the key you seek 

Through chem-awareness in an altered state 
Inside your mind lies the truth you seek for all
  28:13
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