Toxik - World Circus


8.7 | 135 votes |
Release date: 1987
Style: Technical thrash metal

Owners:

149 have it
22 want it


01. Heart Attack
02. Social Overload
03. Pain And Misery
04. Voices
05. Door To Hell
06. World Circus
07. 47 Seconds of Sanity/Count Your Blessings
08. False Prophets
09. Haunted Earth
10. Victims

Top 20 albums of 1987: 12

Guest review by
K†ulu
Rating:
9.2
I am so glad Thrash Metal existed before I was born because, if what we hear today was all there was, this genre wouldn't be my favorite. But thanks to bands like the recently discovered Toxik, I have an opportunity to dive into the fathomless depths of the 80's Thrash, with its countless bands and ideas they put forward. Unfortunately, just like many other not so popular but great Thrash bands, Toxik disbanded in the nineties, namely in 1992. They have reunited in 2007 though and reissued their only two albums, one which I am going to review. Ladies and gents, please welcome, World Circus.

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published 25.09.2008 | Comments (2)

Guest review by
qlacs
Rating:
9.4
"Panem et circenses!" Said a wise man back in the day. Nowadays it's getting more and more important. Those lucky ones who know Toxik have the pleasure of hearing the mocking explanation behind those words in a very pleasant and mind draining way. A real gem that due to its diversity and meaningful playing will never be worn out. Back to the famous quote, look at the cover. That's exactly what's happening. Well packed and suited clowns started an automated and (in the long run) self-destructive process that's causing us "Heart Attack", "Social Overload", "Pain And Misery"; "Voices" in our heads whispering to buy more! and opening a "Door To Hell" to get an outside view on the "World Circus" with gaining "47 Seconds Of Sanity". Then, an imminent return as "False Prophets" approach you via the channels of this "Haunted Earth" so we become "Victims" of the "Machine Dream".

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published 18.11.2012 | Comments (0)

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Comments: 14   Visited by: 263 users
23.11.2011 - 07:22
Rating: 9
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Been listening to this one a lot again. What an under-looked classic. :3
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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23.11.2011 - 07:25
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Sadly under-looked. :/
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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08.01.2012 - 07:01
Lit.
Account deleted
Vocals are crazy. Awesome album.
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08.01.2012 - 07:08
Void Eater
Account deleted
Probably my second favorite album of all time. Josh Christian, their guitarist, has some insane solos, especially on the title track, and the vocals are just as good, if not better, than classic falsetto vocalists like King Diamond and Rob Halford.
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08.01.2012 - 10:41
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Has everything I look for in thrash. Probably the closest I've ever come to giving a thrash album a perfect 10.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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08.01.2012 - 10:43
Rating: 9
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.01.2012 at 10:41

Has everything I look for in thrash. Probably the closest I've ever come to giving a thrash album a perfect 10.


Tell me more, all-knowing Lord Apparent.
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08.01.2012 - 10:45
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by vezzy on 08.01.2012 at 10:43
Tell me more, all-knowing Lord Apparent.

It's near-perfect. That is all.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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19.01.2013 - 21:57
megadeath13
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Great album. Nothing else to say
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15.04.2013 - 01:05
Egigantea
Re-isssue this!!!!
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15.04.2013 - 13:01
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Egigantea on 15.04.2013 at 01:05

Re-isssue this!!!!


it has been re-released a couple of years ago, first by Metal Mind and a year later by Displeased. Btw go for the Displeased version because it has a lot more bonus stuff on it.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
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22.05.2013 - 10:32
Egigantea
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.04.2013 at 13:01

Written by Egigantea on 15.04.2013 at 01:05

Re-isssue this!!!!


it has been re-released a couple of years ago, first by Metal Mind and a year later by Displeased. Btw go for the Displeased version because it has a lot more bonus stuff on it.


found it on Amazon for around 24 bucks!
Is there anywhere else where it's not so expensive or was I that late?
Cause if so this one is going to have a wait for a while.
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08.06.2015 - 06:07
Rating: 1
metal220
Picked it up for 2 bucks at a flea market. Wasted 2 dollars
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Its either heaven or hell. and Jesus is the only way into heaven. People are always looking for something to satisfy them, only when they are saved will they be satisfied. Theres a change about you once you get saved. One god one way.
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08.06.2015 - 06:10
Rating: 1
metal220
Written by Egigantea on 22.05.2013 at 10:32

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.04.2013 at 13:01

Written by Egigantea on 15.04.2013 at 01:05

Re-isssue this!!!!


it has been re-released a couple of years ago, first by Metal Mind and a year later by Displeased. Btw go for the Displeased version because it has a lot more bonus stuff on it.


found it on Amazon for around 24 bucks!
Is there anywhere else where it's not so expensive or was I that late?
Cause if so this one is going to have a wait for a while.



got mine for 2 bucks from a fle market. a cd is only worth what youll ay for it. just because something is Out Of Print doesn't mean its worth 100.00 . I didn't like this album at all. cds aren't worth anything so remember that when you are paying big bucks for cds. you can still find original pressings and releases at best buy in the discount section sometimes too.
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Its either heaven or hell. and Jesus is the only way into heaven. People are always looking for something to satisfy them, only when they are saved will they be satisfied. Theres a change about you once you get saved. One god one way.
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10.10.2015 - 21:15
Rating: 10
TrueMetalJope
This is what I would call as impressive musicianship and of course the vocals are magnificent as well. About the remaster: it sounds waaaay better than the original to me and the song "Wasteland" is a great addition.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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