Thou - To The Chaos Wizard Youth (2011)

Thou did the best sludge album of last year (at least for me), Summit, that you can find here. Here they are back with 3 EPs. The first one consists in 4 tribal tracks that push the limits still a little farer (if the word exists). Totally breathtaking as always with this extraordinary band that never does anything weak or mediocre. And their way to let their music irrigate freely among those who want to ear it is a welcome addition to their inner genius. Here the first of this 3-shot loading that'll surely be again one of the highpoint of the year. How do they do to never deceive? Enjoy this barbary here. The lyrics are, as always, on their page there. Below, in streaming, the pachydermic "Helen Hill Will Have Her Revenge on New Orleans".

Helen Hill Will Have Her Revenge on New Orleans. It's coming for us through the trees. This is a message from the River. This is a sermon from Nature. To see us weep and moan, to see us float or drown. This is a blighted land, infected with the virus of human greed, corruption chokes every breath as we exalt the culture of excess. Inhaled to the depths of our oaken roots. Exhaled as billowing refinery pollution. Indifference subsists in our bones. This is our unspoken history, a bestial temperament obscured by social constraints. And that brief moment when Nature's wrath released us from Modernity's restraints has offered us a glimpse of what boils beneath our skin. But do not confuse causality and cataclysm. This is systemic violence, and we are all guilty. Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets. She'll come back as fire and burn all the liars, leave a blanket of ash on the ground.

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