Formed in 2007, Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit Tombs
blends bleak, post-punk minimalism with the ferocious attack of sludge and traditional black metal. Over the course of the last nine years, Tombs have established themselves as an act that's as committed to consistency as it is to growth, developing smoothly (but never predictably) over the course of their career. "All Empires Fall"
, the band's 2016 EP, is a commanding, crushingly heavy release, one that invokes the kind of grandeur and magnitude its title suggests, and one that affirms Tombs as one of the leading lights of American - and international - black metal.