Tonic Immobility

Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #28 / 182
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
Liked by 3 people
March 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ipecac / Label
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Mike Patton
Mike Patton: #40

Alright I'm to the last four, and I specifically chose these last four to each be one from the Mike Patton big four; Faith no More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, and of course Tomahawk. The latest release of these, being only 2 or 3 days ago.

It may just be because of how I've hyped this up for myself causing me to like this no matter what, but this album absolutely bangs. It's very similar to Tomahawk's last album, Oddfellows, but this one is just so much better in my opinion. I ... read more
Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility

Genre: Alternative Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 56% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 220th / 288

Highlight: Predators and Scavengers

Made me think of:
The Jesus Lizard
Mr. Bungle
A Perfect Circle
This album has good instrumentals and some neat ideas but it is completely upended by an overall weak performance by Patton; the lyrics are vague and cheesy, the vocal delivery is very strained, awkward, and at times annoying (especially on Howlie, Fatback, and Dog Eat Dog), and with regards to the songs themselves, they feel incomplete, often puttering out and ending in a very feeble way. This album doesn't feel finished. It feels empty, passionless, with no track of note to hold on to or ... read more
"I'll jerk off to the same thing. It's doomsday fatigue"
How the hell is THIS my first 100 of the year? How the hell does this, which I honestly didn't know was coming out, end up being my fav of 2021 so far?
Tonic Immobility is my favorite Patton album in ages. A giddy album of depraved madness reinforced by some of the best constructed math/noise rock (a la jesus lizard)/metal adjacent jams in ages. There are spacious numbers of surprising beauty that lace Patton's tales of ... read more
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Added on: January 21, 2021