This review is from: Mit Gas (Audio CD)
Far from being 'yet another' Mike Patton record, 'Mit Gas' is an album of brutal genius. As much a product of its other members as of its infamous vocalist, there is a stripped down, crunching intensity which is perhaps most reminiscent of certain Faith No More numbers and Mr Bungle's last album 'California', if without the rhythm and key changes. More punk than heavy metal in its musical ethos these 11 short flares feature some of the best progressions, riffs and presence of recent years.
Certainly better than Tomahawk's very strong (self-titled) first album, 'Mit Gas' is also stronger than more popular or infamous work by (early) Mr Bungle, The Melvins or more multi-layered 1980s moments of Faith No More. As an extra plus, this is beautifully packaged.
Pugnacious, propulsive, compelling. Get it.
Essential cuts: 'Birdsong', 'Rape This Day', 'Mayday', 'When The Stars Begin To Fall' and 'Aktion 13FH'.