If you were to look up the word throes in the dictionary, the definition found is overbearingly bleak;
‘intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change.’
With this in mind, it’s somewhat apt that Idaho based US band THROES have taken up this moniker.
Formed from the ashes of Bone Dance, the five piece sludge and metallic hardcore merchants unleash their maleficent debut album ‘In the Hands of an Angry God’. The album’s assault is harrowing on all counts, for a number of reasons - it has the familiarity of Gaza/Cult Leader’s push/pull of grind and sludge coupled with the sonic density of Amenra and Neurosis, but it also feels more brutish in it’s auditory premeditated violence.
In the current landscape it’s very easy to get lost in adjectives, so it’s all the more potent that by the end of the albums runtime it’s hard to not question whether you’ve been listening to a body of work or been subject to aggravated assault. It’s just that nasty.
“We’re excited and proud to join the Holy Roar family and to release our first full length album, IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD. It’s an honor to work with such a hard working and dedicated group of people, and we will continue to be grateful until a changing climate swallows the bulk of us while the luckier ones are left to eat each other once all the fields become infertile.” - Throes
989 x Vinyl LP
96 x Gold + black/silver splatter (platinum subscribers)
199 x Gold + black splatter (subscribers)
200 x Beer with black smoke (Holy Roar exclusive)
494 x Gold (standard colour)
1000 x digifile CD