A few weeks back, i uploaded some mohorram atta's stuff in my account to post in the blog. While today i was making the usual google-search for band-infos (citys, former bands and the rest fuck-ups that bloggers do) i found out that Thou is one hell of a band. And i don't mean in the music making, but much more in the lyrics / artwork thing. Plus : with the download you'll get a gift. mohorram atta's "desolate motherfuckers" 7''.
Let's take it step by step.
Mohorram atta is a crust / hardcore band from santa cruz, california including three guitarists, so you can imagine how heavy is their sound. They have released a demo (that is totally mind-blowing and maybe their best release - more in the tragedy / cursed vein) and "Weight of existence" (both self-released). Some of the guys also plays in santa cruz's crusties Fell voices.
Their side on this split are more on mid-tempo, in comparison with their earlier releases. The influences from tragedy and cursed are more than obvious (they remind me chris colohan but no clone-thing, also some well-hidden Entombed for me). They have put more black metal into songs, mainly the feeling, the cold, freezing and desperate emotions of black metal. They are melodic but they rule, if you liked Iron hand you'll dig them as well.
B side : THOU! thou is a sludge / core band from Luisiana. What is amazing about this band? Well, these fuckers have written some of the best lyrics lately. Check their page here and you'll see.
Their music is heavy as hell sludge, but the interesting thing is that they have kept all the punk influences (and playing) not hidden. If you already love the "Tyrant" lp you must know that this one is more up-tempo madness. Like some gloomy mental clinic patients found out the joy of life! and that's for sure the case.
Don't except iron maiden leeds and dio's vocals. This is shit, this is down to hell, ugly and against you... Thou!
I don't know what else to say, so download this split and then search and buy all their releases (including mohorram's releases). CHECK THE LYRICS!!! (the track "don't hate" is called "don't vote". sorry, for the mistake)
Almost forgotten : If you want to hear some mongoloids to pay u.s hardcore in a d-beat punk form... Thou covers minor threat's "screaming at a wall"!!!
Go fuck yourself now.
"there is a violence that liberates, there is a violence that enslaves.
there is a violence that is moral, there is a violence that is immoral."
"While they lounge in the decadence of their capitols and
dream up new rules of social conduct, we shall sink a knife in every
Caesar, we shall aim our rifles and fire at every president, every
senator, every statesman. Wake up. There won't be any change.
In the sewer of capitalism, only the scum will rise."