Published Aug 16, 2018Black Tusk return with T.C.B.T. and after stripping away most of the metal elements of their previous sound, Black Tusk have created a much more natural and honest representation of themselves. Black Tusk have remerged with a fresh image, and their finest work to date.
Black Tusk have brought back the Taste the Sin era of their sound. From "Closed Eye" to "Burn the Stars," everything is played at a frenetic pace. That is not to say, however, that the music is not sophisticated. Songs like "Ghosts Roam" and "Ill At Ease" go riff-to-riff in effortless fashion. No song idea goes to waste, and nothing overstays its welcome. Even though this is primarily a hardcore record, Black Tusk do enough to differentiate each track. The organ work on "Scalped," and the Motörhead vibes on "Never Ending Daymare" are definitely album highlights.
Black Tusk have trimmed the fat and have rebuilt their sound in a a way that brings the energy and vigor back. It is not only a sound longtime fans will appreciate, but a record that would make their long lost brother Athon proud. (Season of Mist)