TOXOID – Aurora Satanae (CD)
Imagine a hellish and infernal mixture of Enthroned, Immortal, Setherial, Dark Funeral and Hecate Enthroned, and you get a raging black metal, evil trio in the form of Toxoid, who hails from Delhi, India.You’re thinking, what the fuck, an Indian black metal band? Yes, these guys are 100% Indian, and play like they mean it, god damn it! They’re not that far removed from the Scandinavian black metal bands, as “Aurora Satanae” is a full onslaught of artery slashing riffing, and raspy vocals darkened enough to conjure evil spirits of the damned. These guys are really good and create a lot of blackened atmospheres without the use of synthesizers and symphonic arrangements. Toxoid is very good at creating bleak sounds and spaces with their raw and hate-filled guitars and raspy vocals, you will really feel like you’re burning in hell.
Toxoid is nothing new within the black metal circles, but the way they create their unholy vibes, surely makes for a scary candle lit evening with their music playing in the background.
“Aurora Satanae” is a soundtrack to your worst demon-ridden nightmare. If you do not want to die an ugly death in your dreams, stay away from this album, as you will be possessed by its morbidly dark contents.
[Transcending Obscurity] Sarjoo Devani