Tona - 1000 (2008)

Instrumentally, just as ambitious as Kong, Fu Manchu, and Keelhaul; and vocally, just as compelling as the Melvins, Five Horse Johnson, and Masters Of Reality; Tona are the sort of band you don't want to miss. And their full-length, "1000", the kind of record you'll be paying a visit at least twice a year, after your first round of listens. Led by former Katarza frontman, Đorđe Skorupan, the band delivers an engaging brand of rock music, combining the breeziness of desert rock with the incomplex complexity of noise rock, all while not trying too hard to sound like a replica of any of their influences -- e.g. Thin White Rope, Motörhead.