TOUGHNESS - The Prophetic Dawn CD
Polish death metal quartet Toughness arrive upon their debut full-length with an already accomplished approximation of period-specific progressive and surrealistic craft, perfectly jagged and irrepressibly morbid in purpose. ‘The Prophetic Dawn‘ offers an exceptional study of arcane relics, dangerous intersections of kosmiche horrified literature and intuitive psychic magicks applied to a tradition of irrational yet readable death music. Theirs is an atmosphere which hangs in the air as a noxious ozone of war-burnt soil, drying ichor and fuming disarray... a unique, aimless and toxic brand of stewing death metal which features frequently congested riff ideas, pleasantly varietal rhythms and a focus on the urgent blasted quality of pre-1993 death metal and its thrashing-mad mannerisms.
- Grizzly Butts
Godz Of War 2022