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Friday, March 1, 2013

TOMAHAWK / Oddfellows [2013]

On 2013's Oddfellows, alternative hard rock supergroup Tomahawk drop the Native American elements of their previous records and seem more like a proper band rather than the jam-act they sounded like before. Known mostly for outlandish noise-rock, vocalist Mike Patton scales down the weirdness here and composes "normal" sounding rock songs that could almost be a continuation of his days in Faith No More. Of course the elements of Helmet & Jesus Lizard members are apparent but Patton's strong vocal presence is at the foreground here.  The density of their sound is sometimes a bit much for such "simple" sounding songs and occasionally hurts the enjoyment of the record.  Still there's some real gems here for longtime fans of the band that won't disappoint.  

3 rubs the wrong way out of 5

Songs Of Note: I Can Almost See ThemTyphoon

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