Monday, May 27, 2013

Toscrew/Choices were made/Five By Five Records/2013 CD Review


  Toscrew  are  a  band  from  Hungary t hat h as  been  featured  before in  this  zine  continuing  the  hybrid of  doom  metal  and  hard  rock  from  the  last  recording  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Choices  were  made"  which  was  released  by  Five  By  Five  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being   present  on  this  recording,  while  the  keyboards  when  they  are  utilized  bring  a  very  dark  and  psychedelic  sound  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  traditional  doom   metal  with  hard  rock  together t o  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  a  good  amount  of  melody  in  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  doom  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  range  from  clean  singing  doom  metal/rock  vocals  to  deep  growls  and  high  pitched  sludge  screams  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  parts,  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  drug  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  if  you  are  a  fan  of  doom  metal  and  hard  rock,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Humanoid"  "Bad  Trip"  "Slaughterhouse  Blues"  and  "Answer  Me".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.     

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