Thou - Inconsolable by Thou, released 01 June 2018 1. The Unspeakable Oath 2. Come Home You Are Missed 3. The Hammer 4. Behind The Mask Another Mask 5. Fallow State 6. Into The Scourge Pit 7. Find The Cost Of Freedom 8. Entombed In Ma. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
Inconsolable is an extremely unlikely album to have been written by Thou, generally a raucous and noisy sludge metal band from Louisiana. But, despite the bizarre nature of this release within their discography, they have pulled it off with tremendous skill and nuance. The record is completely devoid of what make Thou Thou, and I like it all the more for it. For a band whose music is almost wholly bereft of melody, they pull that off incredibly well. That part gets me every single time. The musicianship and overall songwriting on this album is also not to be overlooked.
Inconsolable is an ode to loneliness, an unfathomable solitude which Bryan Funck's harrowing lyrics express with his usually breathtaking swiftness. The Unspeakable Oath" kicks off things embarking on a grunge inspired tune led by the shockingly and beautiful clean voice of who I believe is Bryan Funck himself. Almost like in a dream state, the song ends with an alluring chant before giving way to McWilliams and Guion harmonized voices on "Come Home You Are Missed".
Inconsolable Q&A. Show all albums by Thou.
Inconsolable is the second instalment in Thou’s four-part series. They take a very different turn on this ., letting the listener transcend into a melancholy experience. You can’t help but be drawn into the haunting vocal and music composition. This album is a strong showing of their musical skills, and their ability to jump completely from their norm to deliver a piece of work that is textured so that you feel saturated in calm and unease at the same time. I would highly recommend Inconsolable to anyone who is looking to find something a little different. It is haunting and dark combining soaring harmonies with atmospheric music arrangements.
Inconsolable (2018) by Thou. Genres: Contemporary Folk, Dark Folk. Songs: The Unspeakable Oath, Come Home, You Are Missed, The Hammer, Behind the Mask, Another Mask, Fallow State, Into the Scourge Pi. .
|A1||The Unspeakable Oath||5:15|
|A2||Come Home, You Are Missed||4:43|
|B1||Behind The Mask, Another Mask||2:49|
|B3||Into The Scourge Pit||4:19|
|B4||Find The Cost Of Freedom||2:50|
|B5||Entombed In Man||1:39|
- Recorded At – High Tower Recordings
- Layout – Craig Mulcahy
- Mastered By – Adam Tucker
- Recorded By – James Whitten
NotesSecond pressing on light green vinyl. Limited edition of 600, but only 100 were available for order. Released on 2018-10-30.
Tracks B4 & B5 are unlisted on the actual release.
1500 copies pressed on 150 gram vinyl, each of which comes with a small double-sided postcard insert & a digital download code:
300 on opaque baby blue
400 on black
400 on white
400 on opaque pink
600 on light green (only 100 available for order) (this)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): CR-089 #2 A ~RFM~
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): CR-089 #2 B ~RFM~
- Barcode (Sticker on protective sleeve.): 634457876811
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|cr-089||Thou||Inconsolable (LP, EP, Ltd, Blu)||Community Records||cr-089||US||2018|
|cr-089||Thou||Inconsolable (LP, EP, Ltd, Whi)||Community Records||cr-089||US||2018|
|cr-089||Thou||Inconsolable (LP, EP, Ltd, Pin)||Community Records||cr-089||US||2018|