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Savage Gold (Relapse)

Reviewed by Michael Toland, Fri., June 27, 2014

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Tombs

Savage Gold (Relapse)

Roaring like a pissed-off dinosaur stuck in a tar pit, Tombs eagerly vomits blackened doomsludge on third album Savage Gold. Guitarists Mike Hill and Garett Bussanick grind gothic riffs lathered with the gunk from an overdue oil change, while drummer Andrew Hernandez II beats the unholy crap out of his kit. Hill's asthmatic bellow reduces the libretto to pure paroxysm. The pounding "Portraits," gloomy "Severed Lives," and wonderfully odd "Deathtripper" betoken a metal band reaching new peaks in agile brutality.    

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