Long before he became a minor meme with his version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme, Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton's myriad projects stretched from crooning to screaming freeform improv. The relatively linear Tomahawk, therefore, represented something almost as accessible as his best known work. Or at least as accessible as a band can be, while also releasing an entire album themed around traditional Native American music.
Best metal album since Sunbather.
When did Mike Patton grow up?
Don't you dare answer that - it would be a disservice to Tomahawk's long-awaited(?) comeback Tonic Immobility, a record stuck so firmly in the past that superimposing any kind of long-run character progression or maturity chart would feel like a false metric. This record's spiritual release date is something in the region of 2005, as the follow-up to 2003's rock scorcher Mit Gas.