a crucial split release, this LP marks the first time i had ever heard of a band from Baton Rouge named THOU.
two bands very much rooted in the sludge born of their southern environments, neither content to simply emulate the genre, both pushing the form to then-unexplored limits.
THOU have gone on to become indy metal darlings. SALOME broke up, under seemingly Not Great circumstances, after releasing one debut long player.
their two tracks of soul-tearing doom stand strong to this day.