Sunday, December 26, 2010

TOMBS - Fear is a Weapon CD review

TOMBS - Fear is a Weapon CD
Relapse Records

I described this band's 2009 release Winter Hours as English shoegaze meets NYC post rock and I pretty much hated it. Little did I know at the time that TOMBS would become a critic's fave aka: Indie Rock Loser's liked it. The bottom line is that there is no such thing as a "revival" in Indie Rock circles. Even if the music was once huge for a five year span over a decade ago it doesn't matter because they (the Indie Rock Losers) believe it's new in the now. So to them what TOMBS is doing is new and exciting. Well here's their latest which actually isn't. Fear is a Weapon is a compilation containing the material the band recorded before you were told by the Indie Rock Loser press to like em. It's got their original EP, songs from their split with PLANKS who suck, plus some demo tracks. I give props to Relapse for releasing this since they need to recoup a few bucks from the loss of HIGH ON FIRE. Plus TOMBS won't be releasing anything till 2011. Musically it still sounds the same on here as their last full length and yes I still don't like it.



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