Hailing from the truly cold climes of Iceland, the unnamed members of Toska strafe ears immediately with an unrelenting, savage interpretation of influences ranging wildly from early Dodheimsgard to Funeral Mist to Windir – all vocal chaos, percussive insanity, and melodic sensibility in overflowing measure.
The black metal of Toska is fueled by “an inexplicable force that one can also find in the dark majesty of Mother North,” where in response to that force, these musicians “transmit the whispers of spirits dwelling in the night skies.”
While Northern nature remains the muse for the sonics, lyrically Toska instead takes inspiration from Tadeusz Micinski, a Polish poet known for his apocalyptic vision and mystical awareness.
So prepare yourself for majesty, madness, bedlam and beauty, all entwined, as Eihwaz Recordings proudly presents this self-titled first EP from Toska on May 15th. The track listing is:
1. From The Starless Night
2. Night I – Algid Gales
3. Night II – Throbbing Tumulus
4. Night III – Iced Spectres
5. Spirits Of The Winter Moon
6. Night IV – The Howling Descent
7. Night V – Blizzard Tales