Sunday Metalhead Minute: Tombs, “The Divide”

Tombs is a snarling Brooklyn-based doom and hardcore act that has had my attention tighter than anyone in underground metal this year. Ever since I got my hands around their previous vinyl releases (S/T and the split with Planks), Winter Hours has been on my shortlist for anticipated releases. Given the relatively limited scope of emotions governing the doom metal spectrum, there’s a very authentic, undeniably inventive perspective and overwhelming presence that Tombs brings to the game. While I was skeptical at first of whether they had simply hit a streak of early luck on the first two releases, Winter Hours (which finally hit stores last Tuesday) is a brilliant album that should ensure they’ll continue to turn a lot of heads this year. All the gears are extremely well-oiled on this one, and this song from the middle of the tracklist is a great example of the beefed up, free-minded blackened doom’n’psychedelics they’re practicing on Winter Hours. I hope to have a full review on this one pending some free time from my school/real work life…

LISTEN: “The Divide” (from Winter Hours, 2009)


One Response to “Sunday Metalhead Minute: Tombs, “The Divide””

  1. janet m. james Says:

    Enormous, lyrical, dark, draws you in. No matter ones taste in music, this is as good as it gets. Beautifully done artwork, Thomas Hooper.

    Good energy flowing between these guys, and the originality defies description.

    How proud can I be? Carson is my son, and an extremely awesome person. Bravo.

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