10 / 10
"… this album could serve as a definition of Thrash to a new generation."
9 / 10
9 / 10
"Really impressive aggression and dynamism … Thrash 'Till Death !!"
4 / 5 - great
13 / 15
8,5 / 10
"… aggressive and fast Thrash Metal … "Toxic End" is pure dynamite that does not stop to shoot murderous riffs and bursts of battery from the beginning to the end, serving as escort to a belligerent vocal task that puts you on guard immediately."
82 / 100
"With a lot of rather impressive thrashing …"
(Don's Metal Reviews)
"… fiery, frantic rhythms … pounding drumming and scorching soloing … a blend of ravenous thrashing …"
80 / 100
"'Toxic End' is an album dedicated to Thrash thoroughbreds!"
(Insane Voices Labirynth)
8 / 10
"Want to hear that direct and sporadic Thrash Metal, which arrives with 2 feet in the bowl and does not apologize? Then grab your white converse, wear your vest, look for your straight flap cap in the mess of your room and fall on the mosh along with the FREAKINGS."
(Metal Na Lata)
8 / 10
8 / 10
8 / 10
"Recommended for fans of Lost Society and Violator - 'Toxic End' is brief, brash and bloody good fun!"
8 / 10
"… an uncompromising and hypnotically stunning genre-pleasure …"
78 / 100
"FREAKINGS deliver a good impression with "Toxic End" … shows the pour- and fairness of Metal in all its simplicity … and that's a compliment …"
7 / 10
"… a damn Thrash Metal album in anger and urgency. A group to follow …"
7 / 10
"In all seriousness, these guys are the real deal … you’ll be hard-pressed to find as talented modern Thrashers as FreaKings, they’re solid on all fronts. Hopefully they get the attention they deserve."
(Rock And A Hard Place)
"With three albums under their belts now, FREAKINGS has saved the best for last and there is no reason whatsoever that this powerful trio should not have a proper record labeling supporting them … these three tear it all down something fierce with their smashing riffs and (seriously-sick!) licks … make me want to slam about …"
(Heavy Metal Time Machine)
"… sound really like demons, precise, surgical, powerful … damn good … an album that will grow in intensity parallel to the quantity of beers in the body … above all, these album brings fun."
(Loud And Proud.it)
"… furious, but extremely traditional Thrash Metal … almost every track is extremely passionate, energetic …"
"… an overwhelming and breathtaking trip. It’s almost 40 minutes of musical devastation that will leave the weak breathless. An album of utmost quality, to be listened over and over again, always in high volume!"
(Metal Em Portugal)
"… mature enough to maintain beautiful memories of earlier days when the genre was in dynamic climax … a good, lively work …"
(Flight Of Pegasus)
"'Toxic End' makes it very easy to find real pleasure in its storm … there is something particular about Old School Thrash which never relinquishes its potency and FREAKINGS exploits it to the full."
(The RingMaster Review)
||Basel • Switzerland
Pure passion! Three very playful blokes who sacrifice everything for their cause of boiling heart blood, which the pump only gives.
Axeman, speedfreak and shouter Jonathan Brutschin, bass player Toby Straumann and drummer Simon Straumann are FREAKINGS and whip the eardrums with ecstatic, wild, damn precise THRASH METAL!
‚Old School to the bone!‘ is the motto of master Brutschin and the capable Straumann brothers. The fact that the Swiss 2017 compete again in the original line-up, speaks absolutely for the authenticity of the resistant Swiss trio.
Delicately degenerated and animal-mangy screaming awards the new album "Toxic End“, while jagged gangshouts according to the best proven UK-style are simply not to be missed. Official release date for "Toxic End“ is March 6, 2017.
A cultivated pleasure for connoisseurs is surely also the flashy, toxic, sharp and technically delicate scrubbing guitar work, which neither lacks pressure nor bite. The fact that memories on the Californian grandmasters Slayer are rising at their fastest and most furious times is probably due to the upright subconsciousness of the three Helvetian ragers.
An equally upright as well as sympathetic career without blemish lies behind the hard-tried aggressors, which are located in Basel:
Founded in 2008 with beer-impregnated determination, FREAKINGS, after rehearsed hard, tried out and found their own style three years later, the first full-length "No Way Out" has been blown out. It quickly became clear, with this command, one must also reckon in the future.
In 2014, the follow-up “Gladiator" was even more vigorous. The album represented a troop that had devoted effortlessly to its abilities and skills, which was rewarded with increased attention and recognition in the scene.
Now, FREAKINGS are finally offering with "Toxic End“ the perfect accompanying music to the end of the world, which the stupid humanity does not seem to be able to wait any longer ...