T.O.M.B., the one man blackened noise project, has been running strong for many years. the is such a consistency within No One's (the nom de plum of the man behind the project) output that the growth from one release to the next may be decieving to many listeners. Now, with the projects' fourth official full length we as listeners can get a better grasp as to where T.O.M.B. have been and where the project is going.
The best musical comparison may be one time label mate Theologian. Both make tracks that play with the listeners senses. While one has a more sprawling and encompassing musical attack (Theologian) the other tends to get closer to the jugular, making shorter tracks that merely tease the listener with calm and ambiance before diving straight into the horror electronics. The starting tracks pack a momentous one two punch. "Antagonizing The Unknown" begins the record in a state of relative calm slowly building friction before fading into the absolute terror that is the next track "Electric Exorcism". Rarely does a title fairly encompass the feeling one could easily have during listening but after hearing it i could find no better description.
When it all comes down and the record ends it depends upon the listeners' willingness to truly sit down with this record and see it for what it is without fear. Embrace the noise and movement within this record and it will give you something to enjoy. Note that this is certainly not for the faint of heart.
7.7 / 10
Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
Crucial Blast has a new sampler online for stream/download, titled Carrion Anthems. The comp features new songs from Gnaw Their Tongues, Degenerate Slug, and more, and previously released items ...
Posted April 16, 2014, 5:56 p.m.
Pennhurst/Xesse, the reissue release of two hard to find T.O.M.B. albums is now streaming over at Cvlt Nation. The record will be released on Crucial Blast ...
Posted March 21, 2014, 7:52 p.m.
Crucial Blast will soon release Pennhurst/Xesse from T.O.M.B., a collection of rare and obscure works from the band. The release includes the Pennhurst record along with ...
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