Sunday, 13 July 2014

Album Review: TOXIC WALTZ - Decades Of Pain

Decades Of Pain 

Reviewed by: Dave Wolff
Posted on July 2014

My first exposure to Toxic Waltz is through a sophisticated slab of thrash/power metal with a classical edge that decides to show up at inopportune moments and in strategic places. Comparisons to Exodus because of the band’s name notwithstanding, these are extremely capable musicians who have pieced together a full length that’s bound to turn heads when word gets around. The band possess a great deal of energy and charge through their material as shown here. Lots of crunch, time changes and progressions that head in directions you wouldn’t have expected. As an added bonus you have an intro that comes close to the classical guitars of Randy Rhoads and Quorthon in their delivery. It’s been a while since I’ve heard such promising thrash from a German band but Decades Of Pain shows the German scene is still alive and well. I strongly urge everyone to check this out and see what they have in store for their next recording. The effort is well worth it, especially if you like old school thrash. 

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