Toluca – Orobas Song Review

Today we are featuring another promising black/death metal band; Toluca, from Russia. We have reviewed their powerful song; Orobas, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.

Toluca is a new promising death/black metal band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about two months ago with their super atmospheric song; Orobas, off from their latest full-length album; Soras, which was released in 2019. These Russian gentlemen are making music since 2012, and this song; Orobas is the second track of their latest release. As you might also remember from some of my previous articles that I am listening to tons of new music every day and this routine has provided me the ability to separate the usual from unusual ideas in music. This song is a good example of what I mean by that. Please check out the song while reading the rest of the article.

Slavs have a very specific taste in any kind of art just like Scandinavians. It is deep, dark and extremely moody, which I believe comes from their past and culture together. And I have always been a big fan of this dark perspective, to be honest. I heard about Toluca for the first time with this song, and Orobas surely made an impressive introduction. As you will also hear that there are many creative ideas in the making. However, I think it’s the general vibe of the song which makes the big difference here on this example, and separates their music from other thousands of bands with the same music style out there. In my opinion, our modern era is the era of being original and authentic. Only those who can make a difference in this will be able to survive in the long run. And Toluca sounds like one of them to me.

The song begins and ends almost with the same feeling. It is a very very sad story that immediately takes the listener into a very tense but also dramatic voyage. I haven’t looked into the lyrics and have no idea what is it all about yet this music is powerful enough to make someone cry. On the other hand, I personally love listening to heavy music with the Russian language since I heard of bands such as Kursk and Tol. And Toluca is also one of those who are making a difference with their native language with this remarkable music of theirs.

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Technically, Orobas has above average standards in every way. Thank Odin, this is not something we got used to hearing from every deathcore and metalcore bands. No electronics, no computer sounds, no bullshit at all. On the contrary, they’ve kept everything as natural as possible, pumped the dramatic black metal atmosphere into their general music, and came up with this irresistible vibe. An exceptional piece of work, truly. I don’t want to go into technical details so much. As you also know, people who are into black metal usually don’t care about the sound quality at all. They just love the rawness of it. In Toluca’s example, it is somewhere in the middle. I still haven’t checked out any other Toluca songs yet but I am planning to keep them under our radar for sure.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am well impressed by Toluca. Just like I mentioned before, their strong character in their music is separating them from everyone else. Orobas is like the death metal version of the legendary Polish doom metal band; Riverside. They have darkness, the atmosphere, intensity, grief, rawness, yet in brief, a badass foundation in music.

Please go ahead and check out the links below if you’d like to find out more about the band, follow them on social media and subscribe to their channels to show your support and also not to miss any upcoming releases.

Toluca – Orobas Song Review | Metalhead Community | Heavy Metal Blog | Metal Music Magazine
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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Toluca for their destructive piece of work; Orobas, and wishes them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.

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