As I’ve said before, I love it when you lovely, amazing readers send me things to check out. I get to see and hear things that would’ve normally slipped entirely under my radar.
Such is the case with Robotmonkeyarm and their three-part EP that is heavily influenced by the works of Goblin (Suspiria) and Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, John Carpenter’s The Thing). Utilizing and blending surf rock with rich instrumentation, the EP sounds like a wonderful throwback to the great horror movies of the 70′s and early 80′s.
The group has also mentioned via their Facebook page that they are working on a fourth entry into the EP series, so we’ll keep an ear open to make sure we let you know when it comes out. Meanwhile, listen to the trilogy below! READ MORE
I got the opportunity to see Tomahawk open up for Tool in 2002 at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH. To say that I hated the performance is an understatement. I was covering my ears half the time while rolling my eyes the other half. It simply wasn’t music that I wanted to hear, especially considering who would be playing in an hour. I had much the same reaction the first time I saw Meshuggah open up for Tool in 2001.
However, now Meshuggah is one of my favorite metal bands. I simply did not understand what they were doing at the time because I didn’t take the time to really listen and appreciate what exactly they were offering.
And so I entered Tomahawk’s latest release Oddfellows with this type of openness. After all, I have been wrong before. Could I be wrong again? READ MORE