Tombs are a Metal band from the US and this is their third album.
They play a style of underground Metal that mixes Classic Metal riffs with influences from Death Metal, Hardcore and Sludge. The result is Tombs.
Another way of looking at it is to imagine a band like Doomriders only have them violated by Death Metal and covered by Sludge Metal; a rocking sensibility that’s as heavy and nasty as can be. Again, the result is Tombs.
Not many bands are playing this mix of styles; apart from Tombs there are only a handful of others, including the great Serpent Eater.
The band open with Thanatos; it has a curious sound mixing Doom-laden Post-Metal riffage with prime blast beats and throat-straining vocals. The rest of the album is equally impressive and takes aspects of these differing genre styles in lesser or greater extents to create a varied, interesting and very satisfying release.
The sound is immense and as heavy as Hell. All of the instruments are clear and identifiable and the entire recording is as sharp as a knife.
A real sense of horror and evil pervades the roots of this album; this manifests itself in the actual songs sometimes as blatant misanthropy and hatred, and others as a more nuanced disgust.
There’s a lot of longevity in this album. Start your descent into the Tombs now.
4 thoughts on “Tombs – Savage Gold (Review)”
Funny… I just discovered these guys yesterday while watching Locrian videos (they’re label mates) and blogged about how much I love them. I hear some High On Fire in there which is a great thing! Really looking forward to this record!