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!TOOH!
!TOOH!
Order And Punishment
(Earache Records)
36:45min

Well, this album by the Czech outfit !TOOH! is very difficult to describe. The genre may be marked as progressive Grindcore, obviously influenced by the masters of this genre, namely CRYPTOPSY, in particular the huge amount of breaks and rhythm changes. But one would underestimate the wide range these freaks from Czech offer on their third full-length release. The song-structure sometimes is so weird, that it can hardly be illustrated. Blasting avantgarde Jazz Grind like THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN can be used as a reference to portray this inferno. But !TOOH! (the name stands for The Obliteration Of Humanity) are not just blasting their way through, some songs are merely mid-tempo based and then you can hear what makes them unique. The riffs are really melodic, for e.g. the second song features a folk-inspired melody, underlined by background chantings. May sound strange - even to me, while writing these lines - but it definitely sounds pretty nice! Other riffs are more Thrash Metal influenced, but at every time quite melodic. No surprise that the vocals are performed the same odd way. More screaming than growling, the well known high-pitched MACABRE - like ear-piercing, but sometimes just a kind of fast spoken parts. All lyrics are in the Czech language, making this album even more mysterious to the listener. This album is no easy-listening at all, but if you prefer the above mentioned CRYPTOPSY and if you are willing to make a new, yet bizarre and exotic experience, you should definitely take a listen.

Mirco Szymyslik

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