Tim’s Favourite in a nutshell…
Tim’s Favourite brings you the “zen metal”: a rather idiosynchratic, somewhat disorienting trip straight into hell during which grunge, metal, psychedelic rock and inscrutable lyrics will forever bulldoze your last remaining certainties to bits and leave your neck muscles in a permanent state of infernal agony. For fans of Tool, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Prong, Metallica, Meshuggah and, would you believe it, the Beatles...
Tim’s Favourite is a Belgian quartet mingling seemingly irreconcilable elements of grunge, thrash metal, progressive metal, stoner and, frankly, whatever they dig in their own hypnotizing concrete mixer, resulting into something they like to call “zen metal”. Think of it what you may, think Tool meets Alice In Chains meets early Metallica and then some.
The band’s unholy name might put you on the wrong track about its not necessarily uplifting vibe, but there’s a thoroughly credible narrative behind it: One day, founding father Jan Pauwels discovered his three-year-old nephew Tim with a pair of headphones, in a state of total disbelief and utter torment whilst listening to demos for what was to become the first album of his uncle’s metal project. The name for the project was found. In the following years, each new TF album only added to The Infernal Majesty’s torment, eventually leaving him no option but to join the band bearing his name, so as to cunningly manipulate them into ditching any songmaterial in his view short from pure perfection.
Add the synchronicity of this harrowing family feud to a blistering rhythm section, layered (dis)harmonies and the ensuing inevitable explosion of raw aggression on stage and you have the uncanny formula for Tim’s Favourite.
If all of the above gives you a vague hunch that The Favourites don’t take themselves meritoriously enough then make no mistake about it: When it comes to their music and – perhaps even more so – their lyrics, they are rediculously serious. After on the previous 3 albums having gotten to the bottom of romantic topics such as Darwinism, the Holocaust, religion, science, free will, incompleteness, capitalism and the inexorcible feeling of not wanting to get up in the morning, on their forthcoming new album album (to be released on Jan. 27, 2024) they find themselves entertaining a doubt as to the benignity of what may possibly be the most democracy-disrupting force in the 21st century. The title (“amaConda”), by the way, is not misspelled. It’s not even so much about snakes, either. But, probably more to the point, as a teaser a video clip for the title track was released on Nov. 22 of this year.
Three full length albums:
- Noises from the Dark Room (2003)
- Geometry for the Selfish Herd (2009)
- We, The Willing (2018)
- …and a fourth one coming out in January 2024
More than 100 gigs, including: