Mit Gas is the second studio album by the musical supergroup Tomahawk. It was released on May 6, 2003, through Ipecac Recordings, the record label owned by vocalist Mike Patton. Mit Gas charted in several countries, reaching the top 20 in Norway's VG-lista and the United States' Billboard Independent Albums charts. Recorded after an unreceptive tour with the band Tool, Mit Gas has been described by critics as a more focused and unified album than its predecessor, Tomahawk
The second album from Tomahawk, was much more commercially successful, charting in Norway, Australia and reaching on the US Billboard Independent Album’s chart. It was compared to Frank Zappa, as well as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, but the album could be seen as a sister to California by Mr Bungle. Mit Gas means with gas, or carbonated, in German. Featuring Mike Patton. More Tomahawk albums. Show all albums by Tomahawk.
The band is actually the project of former Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison, and on Mit Gas, the band's second album, he drops his prior fight for melodic lead, letting Patton growl, sustain, babble, stutter, croon, and yowl through each precision-stopped, layered track. Maybe all those nights of getting booed off the stage while touring with Tool (after the 2001 self-titled release) taught them a thing or two about indulging star power.
Adding to Tomahawk's musical evolution is the fact that Denison's guitar lines are significantly less riff-oriented than before; sure, he's still just as likely to throw down some Zeppelin-worthy flatted-fifth power chords, but he spends more of his time clearing the room for Patton to throw his voice around like an abusive stepfather. Song-wise, there are some real killers on Mit Gas- cuts that reference the intensity of the self-titled record but still manage to take it to a higher level. Rape This Day" and "Mayday" both have Herculean punk-rock choruses.
The difference between Tomahawk and Pattons hit band Faith No More is that Tomahawk has more of a signature sound, while Faith No More sounded pretty much like a different band each album. it's typical Patton stuff. 02 Rape This Day Rape This Day is more punk influenced than the other songs on Mit Gas. The intro is pretty cool, with a drving riff and Pattons crooning with the drums building things up with occasional fills. a very cool rock-out song to go nuts with.
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|3||You Can't Win||4:50|
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