SONS OF TONATIUH: Chain up the Masses/Oracle: 7”

Jul 02, 2009

I’m not an expert on the style of music this band plays, but I have seen a few bands that I can compare them to. For reference, I can hear the sounds of bands like Eyehategod, Sourvein, Weedeater, and 16. I’m guessing the genre that would fit them is doom. The lead track even draws hints of crust punk when things speed up for a bit. But what stands out is the downtuned, hard-hitting metal in the slow to barely mid-tempo speed. The vocal delivery is pained with shrieking screams. Guitar riffs have the sound of Black Sabbath on their best day. A bass guitar drones and plods along, keeping the mood low and the pace consistent. Drums are pounded out with sheer fury. I would not want to be reincarnated as a drum head for this band.

 –don (Sons Of Tonatiuh)