Toxic Holocaust released their fifth full-length album, ‘Chemistry of Consciousness’ on October 29, 2013. With the sound Toxic Holocaust brings to speakers and iPods worldwide, you might think they have been around since the birth of thrash metal in the early eighties.
Nope. Toxic Holocaust, who hail from Oregon, came on the thrash metal scene in 1999. They even graced the 2013 December cover of Decibel magazine. How awesome is that?
‘Chemistry of Consciousness’ is a mind numbing assault with track after track of fierce riffs and vocals. Tracks like ‘Rat Eater’ and ‘Out of the Fire’ are tremendously fast. Hell, the whole album is fast and over in a flash to the point of wanting – needing – to replay the whole damn thing.
‘Acid Fuzz’ not only is a wicked song title but the lyrics are thought provoking. Yeah, the song could be simply about dropping acid, but with a focused listen, it could be about much more (like maybe the media). Whichever the case, this one is definitely worth a listen.
In fact, the whole album seems almost political in nature, and that makes it that much cooler. There are political and a wartime overtones, which makes this stellar release by Toxic Holocaust that much cooler! Your thoughts on this would be awesome.
An album like this got me thinking that maybe – just maybe – thrash metal can be timeless like an old pair of jeans or a 1968 Chevy Camaro. Barreling down the road in a 1968 Camaro wearing an old pair of jeans blasting ‘Chemistry of Consciousness’ is the epitome of bad ass and if someone makes it happen, I want pictures.