on 13 May 2014
Having been a longtime Toad fan, I was delighted to see they had released a new album after such a long hiatus - so good to know the band is still very much alive and continuing to produce their own special blend of music.
Wondering how this new release would fare alongside such fantastic albums as Fear, Pale, Coil, Dulcinea - could they still come together and 'hit the spot' with their wonderful melodies, lyrics and harmonies? Could the Toad that I knew and loved bring something new and fresh - and yet still keep that Toad sound and feeling?
Well, after a couple of tentative listenings, I knew that this would be an album I would listen to again and again. And I have. And with each listening, this album has crept a little further under my skin. It's something about Toad's music, it becomes a part of you - or maybe you become part of it - either way, if it connects with you, it can be very powerful and that feeling seems to grow.
As another reviewer has said, I would love to see Toad perform in the UK. There must be others out there who feel the same. I just find it incredible that music as good as this gets overlooked by the masses.
Long live Toad!!!!
on 31 March 2016
Loved Toad since my now ex American brother in law introduced me to them in the 90's. Around Dulcinea time. After they split I kind of forgot about them but reading about another band the other day with another crazy name made me explore what, if anything, has happened since and if they'd reformed? And to my delight they have! So only just got the NC album but loving it already. Superb stuff.