Thou is a forward thinking metal/punk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Through constant output they’ve attained prolific status, having released nearly forty genre bending records on labels like Gilead Media, Thrill Jockey, and Robotic Empire. Each one blurring the sub-genre lines that define the sludge, noise, metal, and experimental music worlds. “Rhea Sylvia” is the first of three EPs the band plans to release in 2018. It is a six song monster that sees Thou exploring melodious territory with more confidence than ever before. All the while maintaining a heaviness and depth that few other bands could ever achieve.
At first listen, I thought, "why haven't I heard of these guys?" Then I heard the rest of their work, which sounds like a completely different band. This record has totally excellent production, and crushing guitar tone like I haven't heard in a long time. The songs are killer, and I can't wait to see them live. dark_of_the_sun
Guest vocalists croon Bryan Funck's lyrics in place of his usual ravaged growls. Dial up the reverb down the crunch, and throw in some acoustic guitars. It works.
There is an overwhelming fear / a rat lying hidden in the bowels/ gnawing and gnawing in silence. Mike Swag