Thou has become almost-legends in the stoner-metal-sludge-doom genre. Formed in ’05 in Baton Rouge, they have put out more than a dozen releases on almost as many labels, always with spectacular artwork and usually in limited pressing. Their shit sells quick so if you aren’t already a collector it would be hard to become one now. I first became a fan with their 10″ “Malfeasance/Retribution”, which has a song called, “The Severed Genitals of Every Rapist Hangs Bleeding From These Trees.” I mean, that just goes straight to the heart of my political sentiments.
Lucky for all of you in Denver, new fans of Thou or old, I have several copies of their 2010 full length, “Summit.” I’m the only store in Denver selling it right now. I have the version released by Southern Lord (as opposed to the version from Gilead). And if you want a very articulate write up about the musical brutality and genius contained therein, check out this article from NPR.