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TMR: Thoren- Gwarth 1

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My Thoren buddies are at it again, but with a much more straightforward and equally as fucked up and wild follow up to Brennenburg.  They're an instrumental project with a shit ton of dissonance, weird rhythms and some jazz influences here and there.  "Gwarth 1" is a wild ride of that, but less experimental and proggier.  Their second born is a much more straightforward and heavier (I'm fairly convinced) offering that can appeal to metalheads with shorter attention spans.  The amazing blend of Gorguts and Ulcerate influence in this band is never-ending, and isn't for the stupid or narrow minded (I mean that in an honest and non offensive way, for the pussies).  This band knows how to write weird songs and keep you zeroed in. If still need more motivation, the band partnered up with Kenny from Imperial Triumphant (experimental black metal with horns!) and  Alex Cohen (ex-Pyrrhon with their weird ass indescribable sound) on drum duties. Toilet Ov Hell has an early stream that started monday November 5th to check out the full album.

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"Gwarth 1" is an artistic and fucked up trip not many people can appreciate so all you Disturbed loving mofos can go take walk around the block while the adults roll with some real art!  There's also lots of creepy acoustic guitar on the band's sophomore release, which really makes this album flow.  The instrumental avant garde metal scientists also featured some sweet guest spots on this album…..ranging from Tom Fountainhead (ex Obscura and Defeated Sanity guitarist), John Streider (Coma Cluster Void), and drums from Chris Burrows (Coma Cluster Void).  Lots of great guest appearances and talent from some really unusual and amazing artists on "Gwrath 1".  Just like Brennenburg, Gwarth 1 is a creepy offering that again is similar but still fairly different musically and theme wise.

Check out the album above, and buy it starting this Friday November 9th. The preorder links are below to get your digital copy (sorry no CD'S unless there's a dramatic rise in popularity with Thoren).  This instrumental band knows how to kick ass and take names.

Thoren – Gwarth I
1. Firith
2. Agarwaen
3. Galvorn
4. Scatha
5. Daleb Dath
6. Angos
7. Ebrietas
8. Kos
9. Tyranny

Thoren – Gwarth I Line-Up
Anthony Lipari – Guitars (Evilyn, Vihaan)
Joseph Paquette – Bass (Evilyn)
Alex Cohen (Live for Malignancy, ex-Pyrrhon, Epistasis, Involuntary Convulsion)
Session Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 4, & 6-8)
Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant, Secret Chiefs3) – Session Drums (Tracks 3, 5, & 9)
Maggie Cocco – Session vocals (Track 8: "Kos")

Additional Gwarth I Album Credits
-Mastered by John Strieder (Magma Art & Sound, formerly Magma Studios, Berlin, Germany)
-Drums recorded at Solitude Studios, Carversville, PA
-Guitar and Bass recorded in respective members home studios
-Cover Art by Anthony Lipari


Originally published on Technical Music Review. Republished with permission.

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