Jan 22, 2012

Toscrew - Antiego (Review)

Band: Toscrew
Album: Antiego
Genre: Death Metal / Grindcore
Release: Feb 2011
Location: Budepest, Hungary
4 Stars

Tracklist (Translated Titles):
1. Born in Nothing
2. From Time
3. Greedy mouth
4. Let It Grow
5. Lost in You
6. Ritual
7. Madwaltzer
8. Modestry Stirs In Vigourous Form

There are a lot of things to be said for Toscrew's full length "Antiego", but not enough words to covey what needs to be said. It ebbs and flows, it chops and changes, it takes you for a ride that was clearly desgined by someone sufferring bipolar disorder with a twist of schizophrenia which ends in the fiery pits of hell itself.

With a sound that comes across as a blend of death metal and grindcore interspersed with moments of sublime semi-calm, Antiego displays the band's abilities with some insanely fast drumming, extremely aggressive guitar work and scathing vocals.


 The interludes are sort of like mulitiple "calms before the storm", they keep the weight of things relative, but slow the pace down to give the programmed key work room to breathe it's horror laced breath.Once you've been lulled into thinking that everything is normal and safe, the ride comes to it's next major drop off, followed by a loop with a half twist.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they do next