Saturday, April 14, 2012

Toscrew/Crawl/2012 Ep Review


  Toscrew  are  a  band  from  Hungary  that  has  a  couple  of  their  releases  reviewed  in  this  zine  which  where  more  in  the  atmospheric  doom/death  metal  vein  but  evolved  more  into  a  traditional  doom  metal/hard  rock  band  with  this  new  recording  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  ep  "Crawl".

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  not  much  in  the  way  of  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  tone  with  riffs  that  dominate  throughout  this  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  traditional  doom  metal  and  70s  hard  rock  together  along  with  some  melodic  riffing  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  synths  which  are  only  utilized  briefly  on  one  song  they  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  music.

  Vocals are  all  clean  singing  vocals  with  none  of  the  death  metal  growls  of  their  older  material  except  for  maybe  a  few  parts,  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  English  this  time  with  themes  that  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  recording  from  Toscrew  and  while  some  of  their  older  fans  might  not  be  into  this  is  much since  they  changed  their  style  around  alot,  but  if  you  like  traditional  doom  metal  or  regular  hard  rock  you  will  enjoy  this.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Crawl"  and  "bad  trip".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.


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