Sold out at the source, a unique documentation of physical and mental spaces both haunted and haunting, combining field recordings of damned locations and masterfully conjured creep-out by Panther Modern and cohorts.
From our brothers in (h)arms at Prison Tatt:
"T.O.M.B.'s one-sided Xesse LP is the scariest music yet by a scary band. Not so much black metal as simply "black." 20 minutes of empowered anguish and haunted souls. Up there with Nurse With Wound's re-imagined sanatorium Krautrock of Spiral Insana for sheer terror points, Xesse was fashioned in such a way as to not allow the listener to passively kick back and take it in; as the saying goes, "you'll pay for the whole seat, but you'll only use the edge." When I first received the master recordings on Xesse, I cautiously wrote back with an "are you sure?" to the band, as some of the frequencies emphasized on Xesse were so tension-producing as to appear at first listen like a possible "mistake." But no, T.O.M.B. had and have a plan, and I came around to personal notions of good fortune and gratitude that I would be releasing one of the more fucked-up and truly original records in recent memory, infused with diseased emotion, via the meticulous field recording the band does in "haunted" or "damned" locations (this time in my birthplace of Essex County, NJ). Mastered at Aardvark, sleeve inserts screen-printed by Seizure Palace."
Praise for T.O.M.B.
"This is pure aural sound of unsettling malevolence, and done extremely well."
"Industrial drone, haunted noise! ... ability to choose locations with disturbing histories and shape equally disturbing music...."
"...percussive pieces, contact mic investigations, lunar oscillation, ambient acoustics, incantations, a piano, metal surfaces, and natural tunnel reverberations."
"out in 'the wild' ... almost creating a new kind of USBM"