THOT are a 5 Piece Industrial/Noise/Post-Rock Band from Brussels, Belgium.
The members are:
Grégoire Fray : Guitar/Vocal/Keyboard
Gil de Chevigné : Drums /Electronics
Phyl Gillès : Piano / Keyboards
Julien Forthomme : Bass guitar
Arielle Moens : Live visuals
I have to thank Grégoire for emailing about his excellent band and their new album. So Thanks Grégoire.
THOT are a bit different from other bands that I have posted on this blog. This isn't Sludge, Doom or Hardcore but a rather cool and amazing hybrid of Industrial, Noise, Electronic and Post Rock brilliance.
They have released various releases over the years all available for free on their superb BandCamp Page.
But now the guys have released their first full length release "Obscured By The Wind" in March 2011. What you get is 10 tracks which runs for 45 mins or so. Some of these tracks have been released before by the band. But dont let that put you off.
Just because this isn't Sludge or Doom Music dont let this put you off. This is extremely loud and heavy at times. These guys call themselves Post-Industrial Music and say they are influenced by NIN, Radiohead and QOTSA. And I can hear their influences on this excellent album.
This really does have a cool industrial feel running through each of the excellent and sublime tracks.
This album is breathtaking to listen to. So many sounds go through each song. Especially through tracks such as "Take a bow and run", "Spellbound Fields" and "Solid Insecure Flower". All haunting melodies that will invade your soul.
THOT are amazing musicians and it clearly shows on this excellent release. The production and instrument playing is superb from start to finish. I cant fault this one bit. This is one of the unexpected and best releases I have heard this year.
Full of great industrial guitar riffs with some cool ambient noise effects that come out of nowhere. A highly impressive album by a band to clearly look out for. No matter what genre your in.
If your into NIN then you will clearly dig these guys. THOT describe themselves as "Vegetal Noise Music". But I would call them heavy, atmospheric Industrial Post-Rock Pioneers. Simply outstanding.
Now if you need more proof that these guys are worth checking out. How about this following review from a little known Sludge/Post-Metal band that followers of this blog will be a fan of.
"Quite impressive, very well produced and intense" (Magnus Lindberg, Culf of Luna)
And that is enough of a recommendation for me.
Check these guys here:
Check the video for "Moved Hills" from their amazing new album.