Four years after the release of their first EP entitled Endtime Stories, the four Thrashers of Cyrence are back with new material. The Hospital, released in March 2015, follows up on the sound established by the band on Endtime Stories. Bay Area thrash influences dominate and agressivity is to find at every corner.
1989. The thrash giant Exodus released the album “Fabulous Disaster”, which includes the song The Toxic Waltz.
1999. “Fabulous Disaster” is remastered and reissued (with the two previous albums).
2009. The thrash band Toxic Waltz from Munich is formed.
Times have changed. Good thrash has not.
The air is charged with incense smell. The atmosphere is heavy. The candle lights are blurred because of the mist. Where does it come from? You do not know. You walk, slowly, despite the penumbra. Under jewel-coloured veils, you pass next to statues, imperturbable witnesses of vanished Times. A drum, deep and slow. A cymbal. In the middle of this mystical ambience, four shadows stand in front of you. Gods? Mortals? The drum stops. Two seconds of silence. And then?
Like a Kid before Christmas. The eyes full of sparkles thinking of the Holy Morning. He does not know what exactly is going to happen, he just knows it is going to be amazing. This is an accurate description of me the first time someone told me about the Chaos Squad Compilation.
Do you believe in Love at first sight? First look at the person and BAM! electric shock right in your heart. You can’t take your eyes away anymore. You are charmed. If you are a great romantic, you might believe in this cliché. I do not. However, there is a way my heart can be charmed within a second. With music. A couple of notes, the time to feel the music, I do not need more to set the song or the entire album on repeat for days. It actually happened recently. Which music has been monopolizing my mp3 player for the past weeks? Stoner Rock. A particular band? Yes. Godsground.
“From the producer of Queen, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones” How exciting does it sound, right? And then, Metallica, Judas Priest and Motörhead are listed as influences. This band sounds awesome!
Well, it is something I was not expecting.