Origin: Brooklyn, New York, USA  
Genres: Post-Metal, Sludge Metal
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Page online: June 17, 2010
Last update/review: January 6, 2021

Tombs

Hailing from Brooklyn and making a splash with their 2009 effort Winter Hours, Tombs combines several genres pretty seemlessly, though most will consider these guys either sludge metal or in the post-hardcore mold. Neurosis is a clear reference point here, but more the early, hardcore-ish Neurosis rather than the more tribal later-period material, and Neurosis is better thought of as an influence rather than a soundalike. Others point to a black metal influence, but to these ears it's slight at best, as it's really the sludge aspect of the band that dominates. Like others in the atmospheric hardcore category, Tombs makes good use of light and shade through some more ambient moments such as "Story Of A Room" and "Old Dominion". Overall Winter Hours is an impressive debut -- they haven't quite found that "it" factor that really makes them unique, but there is room for growth.

Current Members

Mike Hill

guitars/vocals

Matt Madeiros

guitars

Drew Murphy

bass

Justin Spaeth

drums

Former Members/Guests

Garrett Bussanick

guitars

Evan Void

guitars

Carson Daniel James

bass

Ben Brand

bass/programming

Fade Kainer

keyboards/vocals

Andrew Hernandez

drums

Charlie Schmid

drums (guest for Gospel Of The Witches)



Discography



Tombs  EP
2008
  1. Fountain of the World 666
  2. Course of Empire
  3. Calvaire
  4. Marina
  5. Monuments
  6. Darker Than Your Nights
  7. Hallways of the Always
  • Mike Hill
  • Carson Daniel James
  • Andrew Hernandez



Winter Hours  
2009 Relapse
  1. Gossamer
  2. Golden Eyes
  3. Beneath The Toxic Jungle
  4. The Great Silence
  5. Story of a Room
  6. The Divide
  7. Merrimack
  8. Filled With Secrets
  9. Seven Stars The Angel Of Death
  10. Old Dominion
  • Mike Hill
  • Carson Daniel James
  • Andrew Hernandez



Fear Is The Weapon  COMPILATION
2010 Relapse
  1. Fountain of the World 666
  2. Course of Empire
  3. Cavaire
  4. Marina
  5. Monuments
  6. Darker Than Your Nights
  7. Hallways of the Always
  8. Cypress
  9. Gods of Love and Suicide
  10. Cheval Noir
  11. Gossamer (demo version)
  12. Merrimack (demo version)
  13. Beneath the Toxic Jungle (demo version)
  14. Filled with Secrets (demo version)



Path Of Totality  
2011 Relapse
  1. Black Hole of Summer
  2. To Cross the Land
  3. Constellations
  4. Bloodletters
  5. Path of Totality
  6. Vermillion
  7. Passage Ways
  8. Silent World
  9. Cold Dark Eyes
  10. Black Heaven
  11. Red Shadows
  12. Angel of Destruction
  • Mike Hill
  • Carson Daniel James
  • Andrew Hernandez



Violitionist Sessions  EP
2011
  1. Thanatos
  2. Portraits
  3. Seance
  4. Echoes
  5. Deathtripper
  6. Edge of Darkness
  7. Ashes
  8. Legacy
  9. Severed Lives
  10. Spiral



Savage Gold  
2014 Relapse
  1. The World Is Made of Fire
  2. Obsidian
  3. Last Days of Sunlight
  4. Deceiver
  5. V
  • Mike Hill
  • Garrett Bussanick
  • Ben Brand
  • Andrew Hernandez



All Empires Fall  EP
2016 Relapse
  1. Black Sun Horizon
  2. Cold
  3. Old Wounds
  4. November Wolves
  5. Underneath
  6. Way of the Storm
  7. Shadows at the End of the World
  8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
  9. Saturnalian
  10. Temple of Mars
  • Mike Hill
  • Evan Void
  • Ben Brand
  • Fade Kainer
  • Charlie Schmid



The Grand Annihilation  
2017 Metal Blade
  1. Monarchy of Shadows
  2. Once Falls the Guillotine
  3. Necro Alchemy
  4. Man Behind the Sun
  5. The Dark Rift
  6. Path of Totality (Midnight Sun)
  • Mike Hill
  • Evan Void
  • Ben Brand
  • Fade Kainer
  • Charlie Schmid



The Stockton Tapes  COMPILATION
2018
  1. Black Sun Horizon
  2. Cold
  3. November Wolves
  4. Old Wounds
  5. Saturnalian
  6. Shadow at the End of the World
  7. Temple of Mars
  8. Underneath
  9. Walk with Me in Nightmares
  10. Way of the Storm



Monarchy Of Shadows  EP
2020 Season Of Mist
  • Mike Hill
  • Matt Madeiros
  • Drew Murphy
  • Justin Spaeth



Abraxas Ritual: Live In Chicago  LIVE EP
2020 independent
  • Mike Hill
  • Matt Madeiros
  • Drew Murphy
  • Justin Spaeth



Under Sullen Skies  
2020 Season Of Mist
  • Mike Hill
  • Matt Madeiros
  • Drew Murphy
  • Justin Spaeth





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