Having purchased this album it has made me revisit all the other Tomahawk and Mr Bungle albums. In a very weird way this album is most notable in that it is relatively 'normal'. Which, in Mike Patton's mind, is probably the most 'out-there' thing he has done. What an odd and remarkably refreshing individual. By 'normal' I mean accessible to the common man in the street. Bear in mind this is the guy who makes albums like 'Adult Themes for Voice' and receives credits on the movie 'I Am Legend' for....ah....being the animal noises. Or maybe I'm now just conditioned for him to come out with something so odd this seems more surprising!
Still full of splendid lyrics, very fine riffs, the ever reliable John Stanier on drums (Helmet are nothing without him, sorry Paige Hamilton :O/ ), but...well...commercially viable!?!? Even more so than Peeping Tom to some degree (and that was Patton's attempt at a 'pop' album). Tomahawk provide another excellent album of...stuff to make you wonder if an FNM reformation is in any way necessary. Cooler name too. :O) Shocking eh!?!