Toad are a band from Arizona that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge and death 'n' roll and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Endless Night" which was released by Comfort Pain Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the synths which are only used briefly are very dark, psychedelic and atmospheric sounding, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine melodic black metal, sludge and death 'n' roll together to create a sound of their own along with a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding old school black/death metal screams and growls along with a brief use of clean singing, while the lyrics cover darkness and horror themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of t he songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Toad are a very great sounding hybrid of melodic black metal, sludge and death 'n' roll and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Taste Of The Grave" and "Boundaries Of Flesh". RECOMMENDED BUY.