The Body & Thou- Released From Love / You, Whom I Have Always Hated

The Body & Thou- Released From Love / You, Whom I Have Always Hated

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Label: Thrill Jockey

Released 2014

Both collaborative albums from THE BODY & THOU are finally available together on vinyl for the first time! THE BODY and THOU are bands with Southern roots that have been pushing the boundaries of heavy metal for over a decade. Both have maintained relentless touring schedules, a dedication to DIY ethics and aesthetics, and a commitment to push their respective brands of extreme music into previously unexplored territories. On their two collaborative releases they showcase their unique ability to create music that is emotionally effecting and unrelenting. On You, Whom I Have Always Hated, each bands distinctive elements shine through and combine to create something more visceral than the sum of their parts. While the groups have different approaches to live performance and stylistic nuances, they share general creative ideas and have a history subsumed in themes of alienation, melancholy, and despair. They describe this collaboration as a twilight dungeon crawl exploring the winding, ruined halls of Mad King Duros Castle, best friends at your side, enemies crushed beneath your heels, mysteries solved, and treasures found. In keeping with THOU's tradition of 90s worship and THE BODY's knack for ingenuity, the release includes versions of Terrible Lie by NINE INCH NAILS  and Coward by VIC CHESNUTT. The remainder was written collaboratively in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and then further refined on their 2014 tour together.

Track Listing:

  1. The Wheel Weaves As the Wheel Wills
  2. Manifest Alchemy
  3. In Meetings Hearts Beat Closer
  4. Coward
  5. Her Strongholds Unvanquishable
  6. The Devils of Trust Steal the Souls of the Free
  7. Terrible Lie
  8. Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity
  9. He Returns to the Place of His Iniquity
  10. Lurking Fear