Saturday, August 29, 2009

Balkan Revenge

SKC Novi Sad

I started corresponding with George in Serbia this year and he's one of the most dedicated musicians with whom I've interacted in a long time. George is the lead vocalist in Tona -- a band that treads the ground between stoner metal and heavy punk. Tona is one of those bands that marries a billion different influences into an entirely new being that fits lke an old shoe. Say what? Follow me on this.

"Go Find Jays Circle" is reminiscent of the long-forgotten stoner band Nudeswirl with moments of Into Another's heavier material. "Oreol" throws Dag Nasty, the Minutemen, and SST/Sub Pop-era Soundgarden into the musical blender, to splendid results. "Go Slow" finds guitarists Boris Radin and Filip Radovanov doing their best Josh-Homme-in-Kyuss impressions that do not come off as contrived.

1000 is an album that would get the full, 100% Carducci seal of approval. The record is filled with soulful melodies that beautifully synchronize with the driving rhythms. It get the No Funeral seal of you-have-no-taste-if-you-don't-dig-this approval. America is a country full of rich weirdoes. Can't one of them pony up the dough to bring Tona to the states? 1000 is highly recommended for the living, the dead and those stuck in purgatory. Really, you need to download this. It's the only way to make up for that whole Bill Clinton thing.

1.Red Cylinder
5.Go Find Jays Circle
6.Go Slow
7.Bull May
9.Down to Play
11.Through Water

Tona - 1000



Matt "Max" Van said...

Tona are pretty damn good, and George has better taste than I do.

Lardass said...
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Lardass said...'s been a while since I've put this on. Today will be Tona-Sunday!

TONA said...

Thanks Guys!

Kord said...

Awesome stuff, I'll definitely be spreading the word about these guys!

chrisapproach said...