Simon Delacroix, better known as The Toxic Avenger has released another electro-thrash single (although from what I’m hearing it would be better coined electro-trash for the 4 minutes of pain endured by my ears!).
‘Toxic is Dead’ is missing a strong bass-beat and as such seems weak in comparison with other tunes in this genre. Not sure this has the “colossal bass lines” it claims to have and I feel it’s unlikely to be the huge hit the label may well have dreamed of! The track is designed for audiences to lose themselves in, but this is not possible until at least 2 minutes into the tune, prior to this it’s just a mass of noise.
The so-called melodic rage of this track is indeed hair-raising but not in a good way. The screaming synths may indeed make you lose your mind – quite literally. The orchestrations and pulsating rhythms unfortunately do nothing to pull this track up – it is certainly a sincerely sinister, lost effort.
If these are the sort of tracks by which the electro community benchmark future pieces of work my heart goes out to them, for they have been lulled into this unbelievable drivel replicating something thrown together in the bedroom of an acting-out teenager – grow up and put some real weight behind your tunes.