Friday 19 April 2013

Thenn - Threshing The Golden Fields EP

When a band approaches you with influences like Darkthrone, Torch Runner and Young and In The Way, you know you're in for a treat. That's exactly what Indiana based black metal/crust band Thenn did. They released a five track EP in August last year, but because I'm a slow ass, I'm only getting around to writing about it now (sorry guys!).

1. Abscesses of Light
2. Bathing in Cold Autumn
3. Vigils
4. They Are Given to the Inviting Earth
5. Threshing the Golden Fields

Well this is killer! I've been listening to a fair bit of metallic, crusty nastiness recently and this just satisfies that craving even more. Thenn produce some hellish noise on Threshing the Golden Fields. Their sound is a mix between majestic black metal and sludgy hardcore. Abscesses of Light blasts past in no time at all and is a high-octane intro to the band. The production on the EP is pretty raw. The instruments tend to sit quite deep, as do the vocals sometime. Bathing in Cold Autumn is a lot slower in places and you can really hear their influences coming through more. They are pretty short and sharp in their delivery. There's also some great intricacies within the guitars which take a few listens to pick out. The crashing cymbals during Vigils brings out more of their metallic edge and the symphonic slant of the guitars, gives them a more majestic sound throughout the song. The more I listen to this, the more the grin gets wider on my face. Immense!

The feedback laced sludge intro during They Are Given To The Inviting Earth is...well, earth shattering. It shakes your bowels thanks to some raging low-end before Thenn speed things back up with more dirty crust. It really seems that the whole crusty, blackened hardcore scene is taking over now and there is certainly no reason why Thenn can't grow as a result. The EP's title track follows instantly on and is your last chance to headbang furiously! In five short songs, Thenn manage to wipe you out. It's dark, heavy and hellish. All I can say is good job guys and I can't wait to hear more!

You can stream the entire EP below and it's also available as a name-your-price download:-

They are due to go into the studio again soon to record more filth. Keep updated via their Facebook page at

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