Thou – Baton Rouge

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Thou is an American sludge metal band formed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2005. Thou’s style has been labeled as “experimental doom”, stoner metal and sludge metal. On the band’s style, Allmusic critic Gregory Heaney stated that “the band’s sound blends the shuddering heaviness of doom with the oppressive atmospherics of black metal, giving the band a monolithic sound that feels, at times, inescapable.” Thou, whose lyrics often espouse anarchist views, has taken a DIY approach to touring which has become a defining characteristic of the band and its aesthetic. Baton Rouge is an EP released in 2010. It features incredibly deep tones and bludgeoning drumming that are combined with a surprising amount of melody and years of honed songcraft to create a powerfully heavy release. Two pummeling tracks over 15 minutes span the A-side, while the B-side of equal length finds an instrumental drone piece along with a spectacular Nirvana cover that puts a completely crushing take on the “Bleach”-era tune, ’Sifting.’

Label: Robotic Empire
Cat. # robo 089

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