Thaw are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black metal, sludge, improv. experimental, ambient and noise and this is a review of their 2017 album "Grains" which was released by Agonia Records.
A very heavy sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and dark sounding melodies while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal s creams along with the slower riffing bringing in elements of sludge and doom metal and the solos and leads are done in a very distorted fashion.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the music also gets very experimental and avant garde at times along with some robotic vocals also being used briefly and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling, whispered vocals and melodic chants can also be heard briefly as well a s all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and all of the tracks sound very different from each other.
Thaw creates another recording that remains true to the mixture of black metal, sludge, improv, experimental, ambient and noise from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover occult and dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Thaw and if you are a fan of black metal, sludge, improv, experimental, ambient and noise, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Cabalist" and "Wielki Piec". 8 out of 10.