Toxic Holocaust
Conjure and Command
Style: Thrash
Release date: 19 July, 2011
Playing time: 32:49

This is Joel Grind's one-man project and this is already the fourth album to date. The thrash he serves is old-school; you can call it retro if you like. The music is a combination of Slayer, Venom and Nuclear Assault. The style is fast thrash with punk elements, polka beats and a Cronos (Venom) kind of singing style. I hear you thinking, nothing new and you are probably right, but Joel is able to combine it into logical and catchy songs.

The song that differs the most from the rest is the slow track "I Am Disease". This song is a welcome resting point in between the fast tracks. With this album Toxic Holocaust arises from the underground and also because of the neat production this is a thrash album that will be liked by many. The only thing I have to complain about is the short playing time.


01. Judgement Awaits You
Agony of the Damned
03. Bitch
04. Red Winter
05. Nowhere to Run
06. I Am Disease
07. In the Depths (of Your Mind)
08. The Liars Are Burning
09. Revelations
Sound the Charge

Label: Relapse Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 18 July, 2011