Friday, January 7, 2011

Tombs - Fear Is A Weapon (2010)


"Formed in January 2007, Tombs started as a collaboration between former Anodyne frontman Mike Hill, bassist Dominic Seita (ex-Speedloader) and drummer Justin Ennis (ex-The Heuristic). Since then Seita has been replaced by Carson James and Ennis by Andrew Hernandez (ex-ASRA). Tombs is the culmination of Hill’s lifetime of work, a crushing, soulful sound, inspired by some diverse, almighty influences: the harsh minimalism of Black Flag, the psychedelic overdrive of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, the emotional ice of Godflesh, the sinister rock of Unsane and The Jesus Lizard, and Black Metal such as Deathspell Omega and Darkthrone."

Tombs has a very different feel to them I cannot describe all too well hence why I tagged them as experimental. I was reading around a bit and people have been making made up genres for them such as "metalgaze" and what not. Tombs does have a very chill, almost shoegaze feel to it but there's just something I can't put my finger on. They remind me of a very sludge-y Jesu but also incorporate a lot of dark industrial sounds. This is album is a compilation of all their previous work including three tracks on their demos. If you're thirsty for something different and very progressive, than Tombs would quench that thirst.

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