Toxic Holocaust's debut, Evil Never Dies, may have originally been released in 2003, but it rocks and rages like it was plucked directly out of the metal underground circa 1983. The group's leader -- the appropriately named Joel Grind -- managed to pack quite a wallop on this recording, which perfectly laid out the group's subsequent releases. In other words, you know exactly what to expect with each new Toxic Holocaust release -- early Metallica/Slayer-styled thrash. Case in point, such eardrum bashers as "War Is Hell," "Enemy of Jesus," "666," and the album closer, "Atomik Destruktor." For thrash so vintage-sounding that it could be passed off as an unreleased album teleported directly from the mid ‘80s, Evil Never Dies is one potent metallic weapon.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato