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.