10 / 10
"… this album could serve as a definition of Thrash to a new generation."
10 / 10
5 / 5
4,5 / 5
(Rock Hard SK/CZ)
9 / 10
9 / 10
"Really impressive aggression and dynamism … Thrash 'Till Death !!"
9 / 10
9 / 10
"… powerful Thrash trio of Swiss FREAKINGS welcomes us to hell on earth from the first cut of this poisoned 'Toxic End', an album full of energy and rage … I have certainly intoxicated myself to the end with this wonderful work of three Swiss gladiators …"
4 / 5 - great
8,9 / 10
"… ein Thrash Brett der heftigen Art … die Jungs haben es meiner Meinung total drauf … das Album ist mit einem amtlichen Sound versehen …"
13 / 15
85 / 100
"A very viable thrasher … if you like violence to go hand in hand with intensity."
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."
16 / 20
"… fucking riffs … truly admirably … rhythmic meaning is a full cardboard anytime … production is as raw as a tartare-steak … for much on the velocity that emerges from this burner of 11 titles for 35 minutes."
(La Légion Underground)
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 …"
8 / 10
8 / 10
"Thrash 'em all!"
599 / 666
"'Toxic End' is underway as a steam locomotive … extremely fast riffage … for fans of Slayer."
(Slovak Metal Army)
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 …"
7,5 / 10
"… I just recommend this sonic tornado to lovers of Speed / Thrash who are not afraid to be intimidated by the machine-gunning poured from the absolute old school masters FREAKINGS."
(In Your Eyes)
7,5 / 10
"… Thrash Metal in its canonical form … "Toxic End " is the way to play without compromise …"
7 / 10
"… a damn Thrash Metal album in anger and urgency. A group to follow …"
7 / 10
"FREAKINGS give almost constantly full throttle and so the 11 shells shoot all fast as an arrow out of the speakers …"
7 / 10
"If the world was coming to an end and Armageddon was a foregone conclusion, then THIS is the soundtrack you want playing. Raw, powerful, fast and heavy modern Thrash! I say modern, it harks back to the sound of the mid 2000’s but then compared to the origins of Thrash metal, this is modern … has everything that a modern-day Thrash album needs, lightning speed strumming, break neck drumming and the dirty vocals to go over the top."
"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)
"… such a pleasant trip to the old days. FREAKINGS bring us the next batch of Classic Thrash Metal … a great experience … lifts the lid of the coffin!"
"Those guys are blood and bone thrashers, they are 100 % dedicated to it. I can capture that vibe through their music and it`s all what it takes to make my day. I am sure they give you satisfaction once you have heard 'Toxic End' as they have their music top notch."
"Anger! A lot of anger! Listening to FREAKINGS’ “Toxic End” made me wonder how it would to be behind a sonorous machine gun. FREAKINGS are a hardcore Thrash band. Old school to the bone!"
"Seriously, 'Toxic End' is pure fire, pure passion … riffs that take all the possible of the old Thrash of the Bay Area …"
"… a lot of fans may find their 'Toxic End' listening to this sincere slab of old school aggression which emphasizes on the Slayer blitzkrieg approach even more. The guys lash with power seldom pausing for a break, raging onward with more or less overt shades of hardcore ('Violent Disaster') as well. All the twelve tracks here are prime headbangers that will make you mosh around in oblivion for over half an hour."
(The Thrash Metal Guide)
"It is simply chalk full of material that is fun, aggression with high ranks in entertainment … lots of fast paced energy, edgy adrenaline, lots of screams with fast instrumentals that keeps your head bobbing back and forth …"
"… a superb album of breath taking Speed/Thrash Metal that is both ferocious and furious and will be a strong contender for Album of the Year 2017."
"… a very good touch of Teutonic plus some Slayeric taste … fast and aggressive riffing … killer solo parts … make me restless … this album is really meant for the headbanging maniac …"
"… sounds a lot like the various pillars of European Thrash Metal like Sodom or Kreator, and even Tankard when they speed up the velocity … in turn FREAKINGS are very much their own … the aggressive, low-pitched voice of vocalist / guitarist Jonathan Brutschin reigns supreme …"
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 ...
March 6th, 2017
01. - Hell On Earth 03:31
02. - Future Vision 02:35
03. - Violent Disaster 04:03
04. - TxWxNxD 04:02
05. - Toxic End 03:56
06. - Friendly Fire 04:28
07. - Brain Dead 02:55
08. - Price Of Freedom 03:06
09. - Wave Of Pain 03:26
10. - Beer Attack 01:16
11. - No More Excuses 03:21
total: 36:39 min.
Jonathan Brutschin - Gitarre/Gesang
Toby Straumann - Bass
Simon Straumann - Schlagzeug
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