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!T.O.O.H.! - Pod Vládou Biče (Under The Reign Of The Whip) review

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Band: !T.O.O.H.!
Album: Pod Vládou Biče (Under The Reign Of The Whip)
Release date: 2003

01. Čistka
02. Šlapeto
03. My Zřeli V Čiré Kontemplaci
04. Bezcenné Se Rodí A Cenné Mizí
05. Aura & Ziata
06. Homokaz Aneb Blátivá Je Massa
07. Pod Vládou Biče
08. Svatorečím
09. Vocut - Pocut
10. Ja Je Proto Proti

Have you ever wondered what Pink Floyd would sound like if they were playing Grindcore? Well your answer is right here waiting for you, ¡T.O.O.H.! (The Obliteration Of Humanity) a Czech groundbreaking band with really incredible tunes, out of this world riffing, catchy drum-beats, and generally speaking overwhelming music.

The great thing about this release (Pod Vladou Bice) is the unbelievable songwriting. The album features a major quantity of amazing guitar solos that go along with the drum-beats, and those drum-beats go along perfectly with the bass-lines and so onso these Czech guys really know what they are doing, and they do it the best way possible. The music sounds refined and polished, this way we know for sure that this guys used a lot of their time thinking and writing and doing who knows what to achieve the greatness of this album.

I don't know how deep this guys are (Lyrically), I do not understand what they are talking about, all the lyrics are written in Czech so about their deep minds I cannot write, just check this "Aura a Ziata. Dìvèata to k pohledání. Vak støeste se jich vy chlípní páni." If anyone can decipher those lyrics please shout. But at least we know these Czechs are very intelligent and incredibly smart when it comes to music, so I don't care that much about the lyrics this time.

So, as I was saying, this guys are Pink Floyd transformed into Grindcore. Every track in this album has a lot of progression, complex solos, acoustic intros, the best drumming I've heard in Grindcore (not fast as diarrhea, but catchy and still aggressive), some obligated riffs and so on; there's one special song that will show you the madness and complexity of this band, "Ja Je Proto Proti," again the lyrics mean nothing to me but the music is marvelous, these guys broke the envelope of Grindcore and made a really long track (10 minutes sharp) wrapping the song with an insane amount of progressions, a lot of complex layers, amazing bridges, some crazy pauses, and of course violent and catchy music. "Ja Je Proto Proti" is one of the best songs I've heard in a really long time, and I am sure every Metalhead will for sure love this track due to the fact is encrusted with not only Grindcore but Progressive Metal and some other genres. I assure you this song is something you haven't heard before, at least not lately.

I highly recommend this release to every Metal fan, there is too much greatness in this album and you will find a lot of unforgettable moments, believe me, from the incredible catchy drumming to the awesome shrieking vocals, all mixed up with complex acoustic intros and layered progressions, this album is a masterpiece for sure, go for it, go for it now.

Best Tracks: Ja Je Proto Proti, Svatorecim, Aura & Ziata

Written by Herzebeth | 06.02.2006


Comments: 6   Visited by: 87 users
25.08.2006 - 14:13
Baz Anderson

this was the first album of these i heard, and it was a strange and brilliant experience. haha
the album is so progressive and weird, they always get my attention when i listen to them unlike a lot of other bands
26.08.2006 - 07:26
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This truly is one of the greatest metal albums of our generation. Every song is a masterpiece in its own, unique way. This is one of those albums that after one listen, you keep coming back to it again and again, and it never gets old. I've listened to the album about 20 times now, and I have not grown tired of it by even a little bit. Maybe it's the mix of progression and brutality that keeps me drawn to this album like flies to a lamp post.
07.08.2008 - 18:49
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This and Rad a trest are two of the most staggering albums I've ever heard in all my years. Best band ever.
22.12.2010 - 11:04
Really i can't believe how amazing this album, hell this band is!! Such an awesome display of musicianship... great review btw.. i would also give it a 10 right away!
29.04.2011 - 08:48
Rating: 7
LeChron James
Ja Je Proto Proti is tremendous. Long, strange and fucking tremendous.
Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
09.07.2011 - 18:26
Rating: 9

Written by LeChron James on 29.04.2011 at 08:48

Ja Je Proto Proti is tremendous. Long, strange and fucking tremendous.

+1. Unbelievable composition and flow! Out of this world definitely.

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