TAD was a mighty force in the late-‘80s/early-‘90s Seattle scene. Their heavy, churning rock/metal/punk buzz was a crucial part of Sub Pop's early years, and, along with peers like Mudhoney, Nirvana, and Soundgarden, they defined the sound that reinvigora
It was Killing Joke's first album in seven years, following Democracy in 1996, and their second self-titled album, following their debut in 1980. With John Robb of Playlouder wrote that the album "may well be the best rock record you'll hear all year".
Tomahawk is Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard, Unsemble, etc), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas, etc) & John Stanier (Helmet, Battles, etc) and this time around joined by Trevor “field mouse” Dunn ( Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc).
Polvo doesn't forget to include the punk, as "High-Wire Moves" and "Taste of Your Mind" testify, but blues, Eastern music, folk, country, and ambient music also find their way into Exploded Drawing, giving each song a twisting, unpredictable quality.