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Path of Totality

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Released  June 7, 2011
Path of Totality (2011)  Savage Gold (2014)
Release date  7 June 2011
Label  Relapse Records
Length  57:31
Artist  Tombs
Producer  Tombs
Genres  Black metal, Post-metal
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Recorded  Elmwood Recording, Dallas, TX January 2011
Similar  Savage Gold, Winter Hours, Fear Is the Weapon

Tombs path of totality album review

Path of Totality is the second full-length studio album from American metal band Tombs. It was released on June 7, 2011 through Relapse Records in CD, LP and digital download formats. It is the group's first album to be recorded by John Congleton.


According to Mike Hill, the album title is a reference to the channel of darkness, or shadow, that is cast upon the earth in the moment when the moon obscures the sun during a solar eclipse. Concerning the lyrics, Mike Hill commented: "The lyrics are less personal, in that they have nothing to do with my personal experiences or any kind of internal narrative. The new record deals more with reflections on death, endings and the sort of existential cynicism that can easily creep into your consciousness living in a world where there seems be an incredible level of detachment."

Decibel Magazine ranked Path of Totality number one in their Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011 list.


Path of Totality album personnel adapted from the CD linear notes


  • Mike Hill - vocals, guitar
  • Carson Daniel James - bass
  • Andrew Hernandez II - drums, percussion
  • Additional musicians

  • Bryant Clifford Meyer - synthesizer, keyboard on "Black Hole of Summer", "Angel of Destruction" & "Black Heaven"
  • The Champ Morgan - back up vocals on "Vermillion", "Path of Totality" & "Angel of Destruction"
  • Production

  • Alan Douches - mastering
  • John Congleton - mixing, recording
  • Art

  • Thomas Hooper and Mike Hill - concept and layout
  • Thomas Hooper - art and illustration
  • Jacob Speis - design
  • Songs

    1Black Hole of Summer5:22
    2To Cross the Land5:53


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