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ROLO TOMASSI

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal • United Kingdom


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Founded in Sheffield, UK in 2005

ROLO TOMASSI are very hard to pigeonhole, who almost destroy the word genre completely, with their blend of punk, metal, jazz, art rock and to some extent classical music. They are named after the fictional character in the film LA Confidential.

Musically, they can be losely compared to the likes of Unexpect and Iwrestledabearonce, however they have their own punkier edge to the music and include a lot more jazz and ambient elements than the latter comparison. They are a truly magnificent band for anyone into the heavier, crazier side to avant-prog.

Their album Hysterics was released on the 22nd September 2008 with Hassle records, and features 10 short tracks (including the song I Love Turbulence which was made into a video prior to the album's release date) and a lengthy 14-minute epic called Fantasia. An album definitely worth checking out.

They also were given a spot at Dowload festival in England in 2008, alongside Between The Buried And Me and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

They are currently recording a second album as it stands.

Information from the band's myspace, wikipedia and other internet sources.

(Thanks to The Pessimist for the artist addition)

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CosmologyCosmology
Hassle Uk 2010
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Time Will Die & Love Will Bury ItTime Will Die & Love Will Bury It
Holy Roar Records 2018
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AstraeaAstraea
Destination Moon 2012
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HystericsHysterics
Hassle Uk 2008
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GrievancesGrievances
Ipecac Recordings 2015
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Eternal YouthEternal Youth
Destination Music 2011
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BBC SessionsBBC Sessions
Imports 2016
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Rolo Tomassi / Cutting Pink With Knives: Split
2007
3.93 | 6 ratings
Hysterics
2008
2.50 | 7 ratings
Cosmology
2010
4.00 | 2 ratings
Astraea
2012
4.00 | 2 ratings
Grievances
2015
4.33 | 3 ratings
Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
2018

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Eternal Youth
2011

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 Cosmology by ROLO TOMASSI album cover Studio Album, 2010
2.50 | 7 ratings

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Cosmology
Rolo Tomassi Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by Starhammer
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2 stars "Well, she's married to the Cookie Monster..."

The second studio album from the synth-driven 'cybergrind' band which take their name from LA Confidential's mysterious personage.

The Good: Kasia and Cosmology

The Bad: This Sheffield based outfit first caught my attention at Download Festival 2010. If I hadn't seen them live I would never have guessed in a million years that the unholy growls found on this album come from a member of the fairer sex, Eva Spence! This novelty aside, much of the music itself is chaotic and messy, and at times a little boring. The albums highlight's comes during the longer, more melodic compositions, as their 'crazier' counterparts are relatively tame. This band definitely has potential but at this stage their music has not reach the creative peak of other similar bands.

The Verdict: One for the future.

 Hysterics by ROLO TOMASSI album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.93 | 6 ratings

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Hysterics
Rolo Tomassi Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by mhyriaflib

4 stars Rolo Tomassi's debut album is very impressive indeed. The creation of such a complex, diverse album at such a young age is something that continues to astound me. This will be a band to follow in the years to come.

While the main chug of the music is very brutal and hectic, it is balanced perfectly with more dreamy soundscapes. Overall, the heavier side of the music is dominated by delicious female grunting/screaming and crazy abstract shredding by the guitarist. The more athmospheric side is usually taken care of by the keyboard player. The whole album feel is definately very experimental.

Songs of special mention for me are: Oh, Hello Ghost, I Love Turbulence, Macabre Charade and Fantasia.

Thanks to The Pessimist for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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