Thou - Magus
Thou
Magus
30
Dec 27

Recent Reviews

Jan 17, 2019
80
Raw, original, elegant, concise, cool, fun, intense rock.
Jan 17, 2019
40
Smooth and soft melodies, pretty and tender vocals, crystal clear lyrics: The Imperial is a well-crafted album, but the despondent and resigned vibe doesn't sit well with me. There are feeble thoughts of hope scattered around, yet the ultimate tone is that of feeling sorry for oneself—just like Charley on the first song. I can fully appreciate melancholy, except when it's moribund and callow.
Jan 16, 2019
70
"Imitation preceded creation", Stephen King wrote about his own beginning; it feels like Josh A is partly in that stage, there's a lot about his tracks that sound familiar cause they don't depart much from certain streams. The lyrics transit through light braggadocio and whimpering about anxiety, depression and loneliness, with the more sagacious bits being nonconformity remarks: "I look around and everybody look like droids", "Cause to them a 9 to 5's the only job ... read more
Jan 6, 2019
50
There are interesting instruments behind Frances Quinlan's singing, but her voice is the core and guide of the album's music: problem is, it feels to me she's just making sounds in the shape of words, it's rather agreeable to the ear, but far too vague and abstract for carrying anything other than melody. The sparse verses that do make some sense seem like portrayals of meekness in the face of men or dogs, I'd prefer if she just hummed along the band.
Jan 6, 2019
90
Brimming with confidence and vigor, Screaming for Vengeance is a relentless sequence of loudness and fun concocted through a flurry of riffs, shouts and straightforward lyrics that start-off with a clever allusion to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four on mass surveillance.
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
4

80-89
 
4

70-79
 
2

60-69
 
2

50-59
 
1

40-49
 
1

30-39
 
1

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 


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