Gilead Media Release:
- Format(s): cd
- Release Date: March 25, 2014
- Status: available
- Pressing Info: 1300 gatefold CD
Since 2007, Thou has released over 20 records (3 full lengths, 5 EPS, and a considerable amount of split releases) and has toured North America and Europe repeatedly, playing nearly 400 shows. They have made a name for themselves as one of the most prolific and consistent bands in the doom and sludge metal scenes, while retaining the ethics of DIY punk.
On March 25, Thou brings us their fourth full-length album, Heathen, their first full-length since 2010’s Summit. This record shows a clear progression from their earlier works, combining the melody and hopefulness of Summit with the heaviness and melancholia of Peasant and Tyrant.
RIYL: Nature, the sensual world, sexual decadence, pain and ecstasy, actively experiencing the present.
Recorded and mixed by James Whitten in New Orleans, LA. Mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis, MN. CD in stores now. Vinyl coming in April from Howling Mine. Gilead will be stocking this vinyl release, fear not.
Black Metal & Brews (Review – “It’s one hell of a ride and it’s not one I can easily put into words, but it’s one worth experiencing for yourself.”)
Crave Online (Review – 10/10 – “In the end, Heathen leaves you breathless, stammering for a way to process everything you’ve just heard.”)
Daily Cardinal (A- Review)
Dead Rhetoric (Review – 8/10)
Decibel Magazine (Review – 8/10, Two-page feature)
Ghost Cult Mag (Review)
Hammer Smashed Sound (Review)
Hellbound (Review – “Please excuse what may sound like exaggeration but Heathen is a masterpiece.”)
Metal Reviews (Review – 93/100 + album of the month)
Muzik Dizcovery (Review)
New Noise Magazine (Interview, Top 50 of 2014 so far)
No Clean Singing (Review – “Heathen is unforgettable.”)
Pitchline Zine (9/10 review)
Popmatters (Mixtarum Metallum column review)
Pitchfork (Review – 8.4)
Roadburn (Album of the Day)
Sleeping Shaman (Review)
Spectrum Culture (4.25/5 Review)
Steel For Brains (50 favorite of 2014, so far)
Stereogum (Review – “Heathen is a dark, bombastic, hugely ambitious album of great sorrow, but perhaps even greater beauty.”)
Stereogum (Top 50 of 2014, so far… #12)
Suicide By Star (Review)
Terrorizer (Interview feature)
This Noise is Ours (Review – “Heathen is incredible.”)