Monday, June 11, 2012

Thaw - "Advance" (2012)

THAW "Advance"

Year: 2012
Genre: Industrial Black Metal, Sludge

Track List:
  1. Wasteland
  2. Greed
  3. Awake

"The band was formed in 2010 and immediately became one of the coolest (of the most interesting) black metal projects in Poland. Thaw belongs to the group of artists, who celebrate the creation in some way. In their fascination with cacophony, noise and nihilism, they throw accepted aesthetic norms off, get a listener to experience every sound. In spite of a bit more approachable sound the newest material /Advance 2012/ terrifies at the same degree as the earlier one. The band, not turning away from a steamy, dense and full of anxiety atmosphere, can link previous patents on creating black magma of dirty sounds with recent trends of extreme, dark, black metal stylistic.
The beauty must die ..till the end of the world"

What's quoted above is pretty much all the info I received in the letter from this band. I tried to ask for a little more info, but they haven't answered so far. Well, at least I know they're reading my blog, and this EP is indeed VERY interesting. I'd say it's mostly a mix of black metal, industrial (not noise, though), and sludge (apparently they were inspired by Neurosis). I'll definitely check out their earlier demo, "Decay", when I'll have time (as I have several more releases to review beside this one...) Hope it'll turn out to be as good as "Advance".


  1. update the links, please