Thou - The Sacrifice
Thou returns to Robotic Empire with another substantial 12-inch EP. Featuring five songs in 25 minutes, The Sacrifice offers some of the band’s most condensed work to date, eschewing the crawl found on most of their long-players and upping the tempo a bit while retaining their well renowned doom and roar. Several new bludgeoners (“New Orleans Is a Hole,” “Pill,” and “Eulogy”) are joined with the masterful drone of “I Believe Because It Is Impossible” and, per usual, a ferocious Nirvana cover, this time putting “I Hate Myself and I Want to Die” through their apocalyptic grinder. Housing the 45 RPM, 180-gram colored vinyl in case-wrap tip-on-style LP jackets with a high quality digital download included, Thou once again presents the thunder with quality and class.