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Thou - Heathen album

Thou  - Heathen album
  • Performer Thou
  • Title Heathen
  • Date of release 2014
  • Country US
  • Style Sludge Metal, Doom Metal
  • Other formats XM DXD DMF APE VOX MIDI AUD
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1561 mb
  • Size FLAC 1253 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 483

Heathen is the fourth studio album by American metal band Thou. It was released on March 25, 2014 through Gilead Media.

Heathen by Thou, released 25 March 2014 1. Free Will 2. Dawn 3. Feral Faun 4. Into the Marshlands 5. Clarity 6. At the Foot of Mt. Drisskill 7. Wolfi Landstreicher, - In Defiance of the Sages 8. Take Off Your Skin and Dance in Your Bones 9. Immorality Dictates 10. Ode to Physical Pain Recorded in January 2013 in Algiers, Louisiana by James Whitten. Mastered by Adam Tucker. Thoth Amon A fantastic journey through the pain and misery of human being. Lyrics that stimulate your mind, are combined with claustrophobic sounds. A sludge cornerstone, as in Thou tradition.

Thou have lightened up a bit on their excellent fourth album, their first since 2010’s Summit, without losing their ability to shock and awe. Mixing in clean vocals, acoustic passages, and strings and horns, the 60-plus minute Heathen is the Louisiana sludge/doom band’s most punishing work to date, and yet it's also their most beautiful. The first time I saw Thou play live, it was an earlier incarnation of the band opening for Sunn 0))) at Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church.

The CVLT Nation Bizarre. Jonathan · February 13, 2014. 1 0 . k 0. Thou, in a relatively short space of time, have become a sort of doom metal royalty. Perhaps it’s because they have been unnaturally prolific throughout the years, churning out a couple of full-lengths but bridging the gaps with several EPs and splits each time.

Thou’s new album, Heathen, has range, but it’s something like the range between the horror of death and an almost peaceful acceptance of its inevitability, between the looming cataclysm and a halting spiritual perception of something that will outlast it - or at least the lesson learned that the finite minutes we have now are worth seizing for all they are worth, and that it is pain which grounds us in what is important. Heathen is this Louisiana band’s fourth full album and the first since 2010’s Summit

Дата релиза Апрель 2014. Лейблы Self-Released. Музыкальный стильSludge Doom. Владельцы этого альбома3.

Thou have doom metal's steadiest hands. Their new record, Heathen, is a half hour longer than its predecessor, 2010's already exhausting Summit, and plays like a double album – if a double album were made by a band with no interest in the meandering avenues one can go down. Of course, typing out Thou lyrics is a totally thankless exercise.

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Album · 2014 · 10 Songs. See All. Released From Love, You, Whom I Have Always Hated.


The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit
A1 Free Will
A2 Dawn
B1 Feral Faun
B2 Into The Marshlands
B3 Clarity
The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure
C1 At The Foot Of Mount Driskill
C2 In Defiance Of The Sages
C3 Take Off Your Skin And Dance In Your Bones
D1 Immorality Dictates
D2 Ode To Physical Pain

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-89780
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-89781
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-89782
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-89783


  • Layout – Joshua Nee, Russell Moran
  • Mastered By – Adam Tucker
  • Recorded By – James Whitten
  • Vocals [Additional] – Derek Zimmer, Emily McWillliams


2xLPs pressed on 180gram black vinyl in black paper inner sleeves. Housed in a tip-on gatefold jacket with flooded pockets.

Front pocked is flooded black and has white text that reads "The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit" and "You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exhalted."

Back pocket is flooded black and has white text that reads "The Wraith of Will and Pleasure" and "All rivers run dry, all songs must end, every root will die, every branch must bend."

Recorded in Algiers, Louisiana January 2013.

No text on front or back of cover. Spine only reads "Heathen"

Covermount sticker reads "Thou Heathen Howling Mine"

Pressed By information is not listed. Information derived from runouts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): THOU-HEATHEN ORE007A S-89780 RE-1 RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): THOU-HEATHEN ORE007B S-89781 RE-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): THOU-HEATHEN ORE007B S-89782 RE-1 RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): THOU-HEATHEN ORE007B S-89783 RE-1 RFM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
relic48 Thou Heathen ‎(CD, Album) Gilead Media relic48 US 2014
Vendetta 86 Thou Heathen ‎(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Vendetta Records Vendetta 86 Germany 2014
none Thou Heathen ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd) Robotic Empire none US 2014
Vendetta 86 Thou Heathen ‎(2xLP, Album) Vendetta Records Vendetta 86 Germany 2014
none Thou Heathen ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Thou Self-released) none US 2014

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The insides of the pockets are black with a glossy finish. The text is inside these pockets.