Toxoid are a band from India that plays a very raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Aurora Satanae" which was released by Transcending Obscurity India.
A very fast and raw old school black metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and grim, high pitched screams which also leads to a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some morbid sounding melodies and the bands musical style is very heavily rooted in the 90's tradition.
Dark soundscapes can be heard briefly one one of the tracks on the recording while the main focus is more on a black metal sound and most of the bands influences are mostly Norwegian and Swedish bands while you can also hear a touch of usbm in the bands musical sound at times and as the album progresses the band starts adding in more atmospheric elements and powerful sounding bass guitars while also only bringing in a small amount of guitar leads which are in the melodic direction when they are utilized and on the last track a brief use of clean playing is utilized.
Toxoid plays a very raw and old school Scandinavian style of satanic black metal and while they do not add much new to the genre they play this style very well and also bring in a great amount of raw aggression and melodies, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy sounding while the lyrics cover Satanism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Toxoid are a very great sounding raw, old school satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Demon Lust" and "Aurora Satanae". 8 out of 10.