Toxik Society
Living Kufeso
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 2009

It’s endearing how Thrash bands regularly crop up on the Metal scene. Sure enough, Toxik Society release a 3-track EP that has an unmistakable old-school sound. This trio’s upbringing must have included a staple diet of Nuclear Assault, Testament, M.O.D., Acid Reign and Exhorder.

The tracks on offer are surprisingly good with a decent balance of guitar solos, riffs and screaming Kreator-style vocals. Very often these type of self-made demos tend to have a appalling production. The sound of “Living Kufeso” does sound a bit too hollow, especially in the drumming tracks (which, to be fair, are always the most difficult aspect of sound engineering). Still, it’s good enough to be enjoyable.

Clearly, originality is not on Toxik Society’s agenda but that shouldn’t be a big problem if you’re really into this genre of music. All in all, however, this is a commendable effort. In fact, at 12½ minutes, one major disappointment is its brevity.


01. Human War
02. Morbid Crypt
03. Toxik Invasion

Label: Self Released
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: September 17th 2009
Website: Toxik Society @ MySpace