Thou’s productivity suggests they can write a 10-minute epic in a matter of hours, but they are far from complacent or one-dimensional. Like any great band, Thou show a willingness to experiment, dabbling frequently with black metal, punk, hardcore, noise, drone and grunge.
More Than Any Other Day is as much about emotional release as much as it is taking the long way around pop songwriting.
The album’s best sounds sound like scenes from a half-remembered 1950s dancehall, obscured by the sonic cobwebs of Tare’s production
While most of Gaza’s discography offered reliably grimy metalcore, on Nothing For Us Here Cult Leader remain in the realm of blackened grindcore but offer a little more variety in terms of composition.
Sure, it’s supposed to be fun and has no real bearing on who I am. So why do I feel so insulted at what Buzzfeed is insinuating about me as a music lover?
The guitars sear, the pummeling bass drum won’t stop, and we — as listeners — are bearing witness to a new beginning.
Much like D.C post-punk act The Evens, The Both provide a complicated perspective; they’re still rambunctious indie rockers, but they’ve been matured by time, experience, and responsibility.