(U.S.) Hirs/Thou-Split LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock, Doom, Black Metal, Sludge

Label: Get Better Records
Tracks: 13
Length: 36.35'

Here's a killer split LP featuring new material from Philly's Hirs and Baton Rogue LA's Thou.  HIRS is a Philadelphia, PA based band who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  HIRS play a scrappy, dirty, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  As far as musical influences go, HIRS can be loosely compared to a mix of bands such as PG. 99, American Nightmare or Swing Kids channeled through the noise rock stylings of Fight Amp or Whores.  Since forming in 2011, HIRS have released a split 7" with Toxic Womb, a 100 song LP titled The First 100 Songs in October of 2012, a 24 song LP titled L11'VE From Motel Hell in October of 2012, a 10 song EP titled REMXXXES in January of 2013, a split with Water Torture in March of 2013, a split with Slothspring in October of 2014, a split with PEEPLE WATCHING in December of 2014, a six EP titled The Sexxxy Flexi in February of 2014, a 101 song LP titled The Second 100 songs in April of 2015, a ten song EP titled Build Your Own Bro Smasher Sountrack in April of 2016, contributed three songs to the Every Day Is Trans Day Of Vengeance Day in April of 2016, a split with LIFES in December of 2016, a three song EP titled MAGICal/WANDerful in February of 2017, a split with Romantic States in May of 2017, a five song EP titled You Can't Kill Us in October of 2017,  a ten song EP titled How To Stop Street Harassment in November of 2017, and a 20 song LP titled Friends. Lovers, Favorites in April of 2018.  This is the band's latest split LP, which was released via Get Better records on April 20th, 2018.  On their side of the split, Hirs offer up seven tracks of visceral, grindy, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock. Thou is a five piece band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who formed in 2005.  Thou play a raw, oppressive and heavy as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Since forming in 2005, Thou have released full-length LP titled Tyrant in September of 2007, a full-length LP titled Peasant in November of 2008, a full-length LP titled Summit in September of 2010,  a full-length LP titled Heathen in May of 2014, a ten song EP titled The House Primordial in May of 2018, and an eight song 12" titled Inconsolable in May of 2018, and a full-length LP titled Magus in August of 2018.   In addition to their full-length LP's Thou have released a prolific amount of split LPs, EPs, 7"s and compilation tracks in addition to their solo output.  Thou have done splits with The Body, Black September, Leech, Haarp, Salome, Kowloon Walled City, Moloch, Great Falls, The City Is The Tower, Human Intruder, Mohoram Atta, Hell, and Barghest.  Thou has been one of my favorite doom/sludge bands since at least 2007 and this band is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down.  On their side of the split, Thou offer up six tracks of raw, filthy, oppressive, and heavy as fuck sounding metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, this split makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  This split was released via Get Better records on April 20th, 2018.

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