Released: 2011, Eonian Records
Eonian Records keeps digging up the gold from the good ol’ days! The latest piece unearthed treasure is the new TNA and according to the liner notes it does NOT stands for the Tennessee Nuns Association!
Once again the packaging is top notch with lots of photos a historical essay of the bands history and so on. TNA were founded in Tennessee in 1985 and like most of the bands on Eonian never quite got their due but made enough of an impact to have many fond memories and leave behind enough tracks to make it worthwhile to revisit them. The sound quality on these dozen demo tracks are pretty good for something that sat in the vault for over 20 years.
Apparently guitarist Wayne Swinny went on to be a part of a band called Saliva, so it’s clear his career went downhill after leaving this hard-rockin’ party band. I’m just assuming that TNA is superior to Saliva, as I’ve never actually heard Saliva but I’ve been told they are mallcore or Nu-Metal so it’s very likely that they suck. While some people are embarrassed about their past, Swinny is probably embarrassed about his current career, leaving behind a band as awesome as TNA and, no, I’m not being sarcastic. However, I’m sure Wayne’s bank account disagrees wth me. Regardless, everyone starts somewhere and this sleeze-inspired boogie down party rock was the bands forte.
Stand out tracks ae ‘Dirty Love’ and ‘Bump & Grind’ which might also give you an idea of the lyrical thrust (pun intended) of the band crotch level verbal’s delivery. . I can’t get enough of this classic melodic Metal sound and I’m glad that these tracks finally saw the light of day.