Tonic Immobility

Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #123 / 421
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2021 Ratings: #451
Liked by 3 people
March 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ipecac / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Metal Injection
From the off, the collective’s transformational competence and adeptness at blurring distinctive black-and-white borders are put on display.
90
Metal Hammer

This is their most immediate, raucous record to date – even more than 2013’s Oddfellows.

83
Consequence of Sound
The supergroup’s musical personality remains intact: Sometimes they want to rock out, others they seek experimentation. They’re competent at both, even if we’d prefer they stretch out even further beyond tried-and-true hard rock tropes.
80
Clash
‘Tonic Immobility’ establishes a consistently immersive pull into a world that you don’t want to be in, but that you can’t quite escape.
80
Kerrang!
This is an album that’s compelling and will leave you hanging onto your headphones to see what’s coming next.
80
Classic Rock

An unnerving but relentlessly rewarding fifth album ... reflecting lockdown intensity with brink-dwelling vox and gloriously agitated riffs. Prime uneasy listening.

80
Record Collector
This quartet's not-so-secret weapon is guitarist Duane Denison, who clearly hasn't lost the ability to churn out deliciously malevolent riffs.
70
PopMatters
'Tonic Immobility' doesn't sound resigned to repeat the familiar tropes and traps of the past. There are amazing departures, incredibly textured asides, and several flights of fancy.
68
Sputnikmusic
Blessed and cursed with a handful of the most talented names in rock, it’s equal parts a welcome return and a missed opportunity.
60
Mojo
Patton’s ever-present appreciation for the absurd lends an acerbic edge, leavening his group’s wall-to-wall mêlée.
opinionofnobody
80
Mike Patton
Music_Nerds
77
Who daren’t enjoy a maniacal Mike Patton?

Sounding as visceral as ever. Here we have a brooding and cutting tongue, slicing through tight musical tension in a reminiscent culmination of all Mike Patton’s works.

While not quite his God-tier works in peak Faith No More & Tomahawk ‘Tonic Immobility’ still carries the trademark hilarious and metaphoric imagery that may feel somewhat fragmented at times but still delivers on it’s promise of immediate and ... read more
Stal
85
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
NTTR
56
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
Helmet
Melvins
Primus
marmaladejacket
25
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
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Added on: January 21, 2021