Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Instrumental, Wall Of Sound | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Aloud Music | Autor: CA

And again a band that doesn't just carry the vastness of Russia in its name. Yet Toundra are miles away from acting in deserted wasteland and cold twilight, since the rulers come from Spain, or more precisely from the metropolis of Madrid. Toundra make instrumental rock in the tradition of such chunks as Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You and Explosions In The Sky. Just as violently. Just as uncompromising. Just as final. The debut "I" was released in Brazil, France and Germany in different formats, "II" is available as a CD and in four different vinyl editions, which provide further insights into the bloody war between elves and fauns with different covers. "Tchad", the opener, is the calm before the storm, which slowly begins to unfold with the ten-minute "Magreb". Toundra always approach their main titles like "Danubio" and "Bizancio" calmly, as if to rock the listener into safety before they passionately overloaded Wall Of Sounds hit him in the ears.

Top track: Magreb

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