Tech Death Thursday-Cytotoxin

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Once again it is face melting time.

Today we’re taking a look at Cytotoxin. They released their most recent album titled Radiophobia in 2012 on Unique Leader Records (seriously I’m advertising the living fuck out of Unique Leader with these TDT posts). Anyway, I found these guys earlier in the year, or maybe it was late last year, not exactly sure. The point is, I’m glad I found them cause they rule. Before I go into more detail have a song:

If you’re anything like me (and who wouldn’t want to be some badass terrorist killing hero?) you probably thought of Origin the second the song started. “Goddamnit Jack stop throwing Origin comparisons around like you’re handing out candy!” Sorry, sorry. Anyway, as I’m sure you noticed, the drumming is ridiculous and there are some pretty sweet riffs widdling around in there. The vocals remind me of Benighted, another band I really dig. I could do without the occasional pig squealing on this record, but it isn’t all over the place so I don’t mind. Plus, the rest of the album is too great to ignore just because of some random noises. The bass in this band gives some of the songs a kind of brutal death metal feel, but in general the album tends to fluctuate between brutal death and tech death elements and it even throws in some slams. It really is a fantastic blend. The album has some pretty badass intros as well the like one in “Abysm Nucleus”:

The production on Radiophobia is great; not too clean and not too muddy. Everything sounds just right if you ask me. If you dig them like I do go like them on Facebook and support them by buying their album, because if you steal it you’re just a lolbuttzface.


Ghostflusher has returned from the spectral void once again to give us another guest submission:

GF: In a time before the Toilet, around 2010 to be exact, technical death metal rose to prominence. With bands like Son of Aurelius and Burning the Masses, it seemed the metal world was about to be taken by a storm of showmanship and a new kind of approach to how many notes you can fit into one song. Enter Diskreet, a band from Topeka, Kansas, with riffs aplenty and aggression to boot. If there ever was a band that I’d call an American version of Decapitated, this band deserves the goddamn title, and they only have one album to their name. But Engage the Mechanicality does what a lot of tech records fail to do, and that’s to never sacrifice the mean and evil sounding quality of the songwriting. Like a sonic nut punch, this album is relentless with riffs, blasts and growls, and is sure to make any fan of tech death wet themselves with fear. I first found out about this band because of the glorious artwork done by Par Ollofsson (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession, Abysmal Dawn) and man, that guy has a thing for giving tech bands some seriously intense art. However, unlike my genius snag of this record at a J&R, this seems to be one of the hardest releases to find on the net, so I wish y’all luck in finding a copy, although I’ve heard a vinyl release is going to happen soon. Be sure to snag this forgotten gem before it is lost to time once again.

Thanks dude! Diskreet is a badass band to be sure! That’s all for today, until next time,

Stay Tech

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  • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

    I wanna SLAM my office to pieces today.

  • Death

    I found this band through Infidelamsterdam back in 2011. They’re ok.

    • thanks Janitor Jim Dvggan

      • Death

        May he rest in FFB

        • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

          He’s kind of a legend now.

          • Death

            You’re speaking likes he’s dead.

          • remember that noise/ambient album he posted on bandcamp a long time ago? I NEED THAT LINK. shit was amazebro.

          • Death

            You can’t be serious

          • (it was amazingly funny)

          • Death

            It was just same white noise all the time.

          • VV.

            I may or may not have the bandcamp page open right now.

          • send a link? please please please

          • VV.

            You don’t deserve it.

          • Death
          • you are up to 4000 points.
            @nordlingritesovkarhu:disqus has 3999.
            you’re my favorite Finn!!!

          • Death

            How does that fucker have so many points?

  • Tyree

    Dose any one remember this album from last year by Altars? There is some pretty techy shit going on in it. Great album!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VTzPSuzWTg

  • How is this article not about Archspire?

    • I already wrote one about Archspire lol

      • …So?

        • So if I wrote about them again that would be a waste of my time and yours.

      • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

        I emailed Jack Bauer for an appraisal of the tech death scene in the mid 1990s, he simply responded to me “Job For An Archspire”. Puzzled, I closed that tab of my web browser and wandered away from the computer for a moment.

    • isn’t it? ISN’T IT?

    • All Tech Death Thursday articles are about Archspire in spirit.

  • Scrimm

    What I thought was my top 10 list for this year has been completely destroyed by brutal/technical stuff in the past few weeks. I did not expect that at all.

    • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

      The stuff I won’t be able to fit into my top 10 / 13 is crazy. There are so many albums I have listed that won’t make the cut.

      • Scrimm

        Exactly.

    • saving one spot for dat Nicki

      • C’mon man really?

        • Scrimm

          God I hope not.

      • JWG

        This morning, thanks to offhand references in the TovH over the last few weeks, I found myself unable to evade an unholy earworm amalgamation of Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.

        It hurt my brain muchly. Fortunately I was able to Shake it Off.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM

        • mmmmm, you speak my language. i’m new to TayTay tho…

        • Death

          IT BURNS!

        • JOIN THE CREW

          • NO, JOIN THE #KatyKvlt

          • sounds radikvlt

          • Stay katy

          • I like that name. I’ll create some shitty 90s b&w black metal design for your crew.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Tagline: “Hear Us Roar”

            …though that might make people think more of the Lannisters than KP…

          • JWG

            Okay, but if I pledge I refuse to be party to any hazing rituals.

          • TayTay was on my block yesterday and a co-worker ran in to her… TayTay proceeded to take said co-worker’s phone to take selfie with co-worker.

          • So. Jelly.

        • Tyree
        • 261.271.208 views!.. wow

          • VV.

            Hey, to answer your question from the other thread, no, i don’t know the story of Colonia Dignidad

          • It was a town/cult in Chile controlled by a crazy nazi pedophile, named Paul Schäfer. He masked the village as a beneficience facility with free healthcare, in that way, the people at Santiago de Chile thought Colonia Dignidad was in fact a good town made by germans. But the real deal was that the town was controlled by a secret cult of people that abused physical and sexually to the childrens.

            The residents of Colonia Dignidad said that sex was prohibited and Schäfer himself who controlled all the peoples lives and the childrens he procreated or disturbed.

      • Scrimm

        Hahahahaha slick.

  • WOAH. Cytotoxin is actually rad. Slams AND widdly-widdlies.

  • Tyree

    Fucking Trailer Pants.

    • VV.

      Trailer pants, dude. It’s super cold here. Wish I had some trailer pants on.

      • It’s 25 here 🙁

        • VV.

          It’s 8 here with windchill, homie.

          • Aren’t u in Texas though? What Fuck?

          • VV.

            As I’ve mentioned several times, I live in one of the most hostile weather environments in the US. We get all sorts of extreme weather here because we are in a unique geographic location where cold mountain air meets warm coastal air.

          • Hmmm I must have missed that.

          • VV.

            Tis okay, Jack. Lubbock was actually voted the most extreme weather city in the county last year, beating out Fairbanks, AK.

            http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/march-madness/Toughest-Weather-City-Tournament-20130315

          • And I thought weather here was strange.

          • KJM

            Suddenly, 50F doesn’t seem so bad.

          • but can a person get Dapper Dan where you live?

          • VV.

            Nope. Life is tough out here.

          • Meehoineyhoin666Riot

            That Lubbock dust storm vid did look like the End Ov Days.

          • VV.

            It was the End ov Days, Ed. We’re just shadows and dust now.

          • Man, that suuuucks. Thanks for letting me know, never moving to Lubbock.

          • There are PLENTY of reasons to never move to Lubbock. Weather is just one of them!
            /ilu w.

          • VV.

            No, you’re right. It’s a decent place to live if you want a peaceful home to raise kids or if you’re a college student. If neither of those describes you, go somewhere else more exciting.

          • Tyree

            The Void.

          • I feel if I were to try raising kids there, I would end up sacrificing them to the weather gods.

          • i might visit tho. pumpkin bread.

          • VV.

            Come getcha some.

          • more beer

            -5 here going up to a blistering 19

          • VV.

            Where you at?

          • more beer

            Denver

          • VV.

            Ah. My folks live in Colorado Springs, so they let me know how cold it is up there!

          • more beer

            I was in the Springs a week and a half ago for Carcass.

          • VV.

            Wait, Carcass stopped there? The Springs never gets good shows.

          • more beer

            On Halloween. I know I was shocked the only thing that really goes on there is Gutfest.

          • did you meet Dubya’s folks?

          • VV.

            They’re really sweet. They probably invited him to Thanksgiving because they do that sort of thing.

          • more beer

            We party where I live during the holiday`s. I would probably end up inviting them to our place!!

          • more beer

            Nope

          • Tyree

            I’d like to move out to Denver for many reasons.

          • more beer

            If you can swing it go for it. I love it here! There`s a good scene, It`s called the Napa Valley of beer(so many micro brews I don`t know what to choose at the liquor store) Plus there is that weed thing. Plus a lot of beautiful women.

          • Tyree

            Yup, goddamit! One day, one day sir.

          • more beer

            Fuck yea, a metal head can`t ask for much more~!

          • VV.

            Just tell him to stay away from the sketchy parts of Colfax.

          • Tyree

            Oh boy. What’s the deal with Colfax?

          • more beer

            Hookers Drugs your basic degenerates.

          • more beer

            Central in Albuquerque is worse than Colfax.

          • VV.

            I lived in Albuquerque for a summer. I know what you mean.

          • Tyree
          • more beer

            I lived there for ten quite a few in the warzone talk about seeing some crazy shit. I say this as someone who grew up in close proximity to NYC. That`s a crazy place!

          • J.R.

            I lived in Albuquerque for 4 years. Lived in the foothills so it was nice. We are now linked together as one.

          • BEER

        • I donno about you, but http://www.thefuckingweather.com
          The only place I go for my weather service needs

      • Scrimm

        61 here.

      • Tyree

        Hail the almighty snuggly Trailer pants.

      • Rebecca Blvck

        hop in my back seat! I cvn’t drve yvt!

      • Xan

        It’s supposed to get down to 29 degrees tonight. I am excited. I can finally stop being roasted alive.

        • Lacertilian

          It was 42C here today.
          I’m over it.

    • is that the dude version of yoga pants?

      • Nah it’s trailer pants bro

      • Tyree

        STAY TRAILER PANTS.

      • more beer

        There should never be a male version of yoga pant`s just the thought is horrific!

  • Bob Saget

    Diskreet-skreet-skreet makes me skeet-skeet-skeet!

    • Mr. Bojangles

      That’s what I did to your mom last night.

      -Mr. Bojangles

      • Bob Saget

        *Sprays water at wretched kitty*

  • Beunhaas

    Wait, what’s wrong with pigsqueals?

  • JWG

    The temp just hit the freezing point here, so I definitely needed some sweet choons to make my insides all warm and toasty. Now’s not the time to be grim vnd frostbitten, or slow and plodding.

    And there on the horizon, a terrorist-snuffing badass came roaring in bearing gifts. And they were sweet. So I was set for another week.

    Were I not a convert already, I’d join the flock forthwith. Just don’t be expecting a 10% tithe each TDT.

  • *A wild pig squeal appears* Breee breeee breee

    Good stuff, Jack. I like the deedilies and the weedilies….but mostly the weedilies.

  • …also, Stay Sludge

    http://youtu.be/UTrZt6Ckl7g

    • I thought blood eagle was a great album (i donno if ill like any of theirs more than Horseback Battle Hammer, though), except that its go so much LOWS that it starts clipping the shitty speakers in my truck #firstworldproblems

      • I just picked “Mt. Wrath” up…the live album. it’s fantastic….The recording is spectacular…I also bought “Blood Eagle” earlier this year. I really enjoyed that one. But trying to find “Horseback Battle Hammer” on vinyl is turning out to be quite difficult. Last I saw the colored vinyl was selling for $250+ which is ridiculous for an album that is relatively recent.

    • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo

      Conan is too damn good and Satsumo is one of the heaviest songs made like ever along with Sea lord

    • Simon PhoenixKing

      One of the heaviest bands ever.

  • Howard Dean

    I wanted to hate this but couldn’t. I can fuck with tech if it has a healthy dose of brutal/slam (Defeated Sanity, Deeds of Flesh, Katalepsy’s newest album).

    I’m still pretty cold to Unique Leader, though. For every song from a UL band I like, there are three dozen more that are unlistenable.

    • Scrimm

      I was getting that way but their recent output has been much more to my liking.

    • Tyree

      I’m REALLY looking forward to new Defeated Sanity. I saw them live a couple years back and was slammed into dust. AJ was on vocals too which was a bonus.

      • Howard Dean

        Yessir. The “split album” concept should be interesting. I’m excited to see where they go with the progressive side, and if it ends up shitting the bed, at least the other half of the album will bring the trve brvte of Defeated Sanity slam.

        • Tyree

          Should be interesting for sure. Defeated Sanity have not disappointed me yet. I have high hopes that it will be killer.

  • While this does weedly-slam, can I just say that bands/things using the Cyrillic alphabet to replace latin/arabic letters really throws me off. I mean. That makes the album title just read real strange phonetically. You would think germans would know better. #heritage. (edit: I mean, they put the Cyrillic “D” right next to the Engrish “D”. BUTTHURT)

  • This sure is fun…great animation going on here.

    http://youtu.be/yo-QhoCdDEc

  • Herr Schmitty

    Tech Death Thursday: Legitimately good times.

    Tech Death > Black
    Tech Death > Power
    Tech Death > Raw Death.

    Give me antiseptic-clean production over gritty sludge any day.

    • Mr. Bojangles

      Jack Bauer tried to spray me with antiseptic once. I slashed his tires and shit in his fuel tank.

      • Inflatable tires were a total lifesaver tho. The fuel tank cost some serious money though which is why I ended up lacing your litter-box with catnip.

  • Rebecca Blvck

    one more day folks!

    • Guacamole Jim

      IT’S THAT TIME, MOTHERFLUSHER

  • Xan

    This is a great band. I own both of their albums.

    • BOTH? oh shit brb I didn’t know they had another.

      • Xan

        Plutonium Heaven, I couldn’t find it on YouTube, but I own the physical copy. Learned about them from Infidelamsterdam on YouTube:

  • CT-12

    Mmm, mmm, mmm, I’m loving this shit mang. Jack Bauer’s my exclusive tech dealer.

    • I got some of that good shit!

      • CT-12

        Tech meth

  • Lacertilian

    Diskreet was anything but!
    Cheers Jack.

    • Lacertilian

      Wow, somebody’s up late or early?