Thrall – Away From The Haunts of Men

Fresh from Total Holocaust, who have retreated into their hermetic shell in recent years after a spread of top notch releases, comes Thrall. Australian, so omitting the the all too easy comparison of Striborg, Thrall create a similar atmosphere to Lurker of Chalice with a greater emphasis on orthodoxy over avant experimentation. A beautifully packaged digipack CD with a silver foil print technique.

Thrall (formerly known as Thy Plagues) began in 2006 and was formed in Australia (Tasmania). Both creative forces behind the band T. and E. has created something as dark, as atmospheric and as brilliant as the majestic full-lengther of Lurker of Chalice. Hauntingly eerie and hypnotic like nothing I’ve experienced. This debut full-lengther was recorded and produced by Thrall and Trent Griggs at The Gate during 2007 and 2008. Guest vocals by Alex Pope (RUINS) and Trent Griggs (THROES).

Pick this up from Total Holocaust because the mp3 (1. Spit In The Eye / 3. Heliophobia) files sound great, the artwork looks great and the price tag is great (10Euro / $12).
(Also, whilst you’re here, have you seen the new LURKER logo at the top of the blog? ^_^)

You'll find me in the vast wilderness of British Columbia, talking metal at LURKER, or working in publishing and front-end web/eBook development.

9 Comments

  • Reply June 4, 2010

    Grimlin

    the two tracks are pretty good, but they sound more like leviathan than lurker. and even then, not that much.

  • Reply June 4, 2010

    Alex

    I am pretty sure I heard more LOC intonations than Leviathan ones, albeit more in atmosphere than outright composition. Either way I will be picking this up, sounds a bit refreshing in light of recent releases.

  • Reply June 4, 2010

    Grimlin

    its just more aggressive than most lurker. doesnt really sound like leviathan at all. i just said that because lev is more aggressive.

  • Reply June 4, 2010

    Anonymous

    The Lurker logo is sick, and so is Thrall. Anything new?

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    excellentsword

    Logo's hard to miss!

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    Alex

    People using google reader would never see it unless mentioned.

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    excellentsword

    Ah yes of course.

  • Reply July 3, 2010

    Thrall

    Thanks for posting our release. We are seeking reviews if any readers of this blog would be interested in writing one.

    Regards,

    ToV

  • Reply July 3, 2010

    Thrall

    ps.

    We recorded drums for our next album Vermin to the Earth at LM Studio (Osaka) with Ippei Suda whose work you may have heard on releases by Corrupted. Guitars, bass and vocals are being recorded now…

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