Thou – Heathen

Thou is a five member doom metal band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ”Heathen”, which is their latest release, was released on the 25th of March. Listening to this album was a great experience for me. Let me explain myself.

I could easily imagine this album as a soundtrack to an epic novel. For example Michael Moorcock’s ”Elric of Melnibone”. ”Heathen” is like a passage to a different world. A world full of epicness. I think what we have here is a concept album. There is so much beauty in this release. I love the way the tracklist is structured. I also loved some songs like ”Take of your skin and dance in your bones” that prepare the listener for the next song. ”Feral Faun” and ”Free Will” are my favorite tracks from ”Heathen”. Especially ”Feral Faun” is one hell of a song.

The album’s production is great. You’ ll love their epic, massive riffs. Respect also for the album’s artwork. Do yourself a favour and listen to ”Heathen”. It is such a magical journey that you won’t regret it. Links :


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