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Thūn: Epic death metal, spiced by discordant doom.

Thūn - II

The band Thūn is from London. Doom/death/trad metal band influenced by environmental destruction and eldritch horror! Starring Jon and Hugo from Monsterworks, with James Knoerl on drums and guest starring Karl Sanders on lead guitar. Thūn is a Bull Elephant offshoot!

International metal collective Thūn, featuring Jon Higgs (guitar/vocals) and Hugo Wilkinson (bass) of Monsterworks, alongside James Knoerl (drums, Gargoyl), released its second album II via Eat Lead And Die Musicon June 16. Guest lead guitar was once again smashed out of the park by Karl Sanders of Nile.

Thūn`s flavor could be described as epic death metal, spiced by discordant doom …smothered with plenty of old school Sabbath and Priest influences.

The narrative concept is Bull Elephant adjacent (an entity also part of the greater Eat Lead And Die Music collective), drawing from the same loosely Lovecraftian mythos but following the present-day adventures of an eco-witch-terrorist, i.e. rather than an undead Nazi-fighting pachyderm*. The enemy is every person or corporation that puts profit before preservation of the natural world. With tentacles.

Thūn is a virtual effort in that each musician, in the UK and US respectively, handled their own recording/production, with final mixing by Jon and dynamic mastering by Damian Herring (Horrendous, Subterranean Watchtower Studios).

Notably, your favorite neighborhood undead Nazi-fighting pachyderm will return with a third Bull Elephant album before the end of this year.

A word from the band on the album release format:

«The album will initially be available only from Bandcamp as a 24-bit full dynamic range download (or MP3 if you must) with PDF lyric book because, y’know, CDs are obsolete, new vinyl is for posers (the kind of idiot that thinks intentionally degrading an audio signal that came from a digital master in the first place actually sounds better), cassettes are for hipster posers and subscription streaming is for soulless stooges that actively participate in the devaluation of music».

Track Listing:

1. Where All Truths Lie

2. Look to the Sea

3. Kiss The Ground

4. I Have Failed You

5. …Completely

6. Zero Growth

7. Final Cut

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7433 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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