"Each of Thou's full-length albums has had a definite intended theme running throughout; from Tyrant and Peasant's concern with the systems of oppression used to control the majority for the benefit of the few, to Summit's attempts to transcend that oppression, to defy and confront those who would shackle you.
After a quiet couple of years, Thou have returned with their 4th full-length album: the towering, majestic Heathen.
What is immediately apparent is that this is more than just another doom album. In an ideal, more open-minded world, it would transcend the limitations of genre and be heard by a far larger swathe of the population than it actually will be. This is music meant to inspire thought; to do more than make you bang your head, but use it.”
Read my full review of what is already my record of the year, over at Echoes And Dust…