"Thou" is a Baton Rouge Quintet that play the type of blackened Sludge/Doom that fans of Khanate and Burning Witch are probably missing nowadays. Their first full lengths "Tyrant" and "Peasant" are 2 of the most promising doom albums to have come out in awhile, and this prolific group is a welcome change at a time when most good doom bands have barely released anything or are broken up. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of their third full-length album - it's title "Summit" is the only news I have heard of it thus far.
I particularly enjoy their splits and EPs, which include a collection of Black Sabbath covers called "Through the Empires of Eternal Void" (their version of Black Sabbath's song Black Sabbath from the album Black Sabbath is one of the best Black Sabbath covers I've heard. Ha - let's see someone else fit that many Black Sabbath references in one sentence!) They also seem to be very DIY and have a strong political aspect similar to hardcore/crust punk bands a la "His Hero is Gone" which I consider a definite plus (they have a fucking song called "The Bleeding Genitals of Every Rapist Hang Bleeding From These Trees," you can't get awesomer than that!)
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