"FROM THE ASHES OF NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION"
The Portland, Oregon Metal / Punk maniacs known as TOXIC HOLOCAUST are back
with a new release, sort of. This new release is an anthology of 22 rarities collected over a
decade in the TOXIC HOLOCAUST history. The tracks are a collection of compilation
appearances, splits and vinyl only releases as well as some different versions of classic
TOXIC HOLOCAUST tracks from over the years. TOXIC HOLOCAUST is one of my
favorite underground bands and I have been a fan for a long time. I even distributed a split
release they did with the band HELLOCAUST on my label, when the band was a one man
project consisting only of Joel Grind. For those few out there who still don't know who
TOXIC HOLOCAUST is they play a crusty old school style of Thrash / Punk crossover
music with some Black metal influences. Just think of NUN SLAUGHTER with Punk
elements. The fast paced raw riffing of the guitars is the driving force behind the bands
sound. There are cold gravel throated vocals that sway between Thrash / Punk & Black
Metal styles. I love the low tuned grittiness of their sound that reminds me of the good old
days of the underground scene when you really had to work hard, writing and trading tapes
to find cool bands like TOXIC HOLOCAUST. There is a reason that these guys have
survived for so many years and "FROM THE ASHES OF NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION"
is the proof of that. If you haven't picked up one of TOXIC HOLOCAUST albums yet,
do so now and be sure to catch them live, because they are an amazing band in concert! One
of my all time favorite bands from the underground scene! A must for fans of VENOM,
POSSESSED & DISCHARGE! Thrash on!