Thursday, February 14, 2008
TOXODETH-mysteries about life and death Tape (1989)
4.visit of the dead
8.seeing to our ages
9.tales from beyond
This is a brutal classic Mexican metal release, that verges on technical death/thrash (what with all of the guitar solos, and guitar god riffing). The recording is totally raw & evil sounding, and sounds as though it was recorded in a dark black cave in one take. The vox border on pre black metal. It's Hard to believe these guys were a 3 piece, and had been around since 1983. This has some elements of Possessed for sure.
The cover art is great, so minimalistic and gloomy looking.
Mexico has always been a place with millions of underground metal supporters, I guess its just rare that you hear of a Mexican band in the USA. Obscure and Classic. Originally I bought a copy of this at ERL Records in Albany NY. Dave and Jack used to call me up when they'd get some metal collections in the store. There was a guy who was an older state worker (like 40 years old, in 1991), he would bring in all this weird metal,and was knowledgeable of it all. He was totally straight looking, but into some brutal gruesome stuff. Jack and Dave would let us smoke and drink in the store... the place was amazing.