Tombs Path Of Totality on 2LP
Tombs tap into the infinite well of emotion and expression on their astounding new full-length Path of Totality. Recorded by John Congleton (Baroness, Explosions in the Sky), Path of Totality is a massive step forward in songwriting and scope for the trio. The album finds the band achieving what their previous recordings had always hinted at, an ultimately heavy and nuanced fusion of their disparate influences.
“Bloodletters” and “Constellations” see the band flex its prodigious muscle; “Vermillion” and “Cold Dark Eyes” wrap arms of blackened misery around the listener, while the profound sadness of “Silent World” and “Passageways” further explores the trio’s UK post-punk influences. With Path of Totality, Tombs has come into their own as one of the finest heavy bands in the world.
"The Brooklyn trio’s sophomore statement advances the progress shown on its 2009 full-length debut, Fear is the Weapon, upping detail, moodiness, and cohesion while sacrificing any of the surprise. Inside of 58 minutes, the band runs a proverbial gamut: black metal, crusty grindcore, revved-up doom, blackened thrash, death-metal extremism, and down-tuned sludge strains coarse throughout the cycle, which begins with a grand entrance on the level of the initial stormtrooper attack in The Empire Strikes Back and ends with a fade to black."
--Bob Gendron, TONE Audio, Issue 38, June 2011
Tombs Path Of Totality Track Listing:
1. Black Hole Of Summer
2. To Cross The Land
5. Path Of Totality
2. Silent World
3. Cold Dark Eyes
4. Black Heaven
5. Red Shadows
6. Angel Of Destruction