Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Black September/Thou - Thrive and Decay

Artists: Black September and Thou

Title: Thrive and Decay

Label: Various Labels

Format: Split 7"

Pressing History: 500 Black

Review: On side A, Black September offer Enter the Rising. They play a sort of black and roll that is very noisy. Not really my cup of tea, but they have potential. On side B, Thou hit hard with Smoke Pigs. Think of a Black Sabbath worship, not unlike Warhorse or Iron Monkey at their grooviest. This track is killer, and I'm looking forward to hearing more from them. The artwork is dark, brooding and well done. We're treated to black and grey colors with images of withering trees and someone being choked to death. This piece is rather limited too at only 500 pieces. Overall, one star for the music and two for the package: 3 of 4 stars.

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