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  • Artist(s): Thou
  • Summary: The latest collaboration between Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou is a four-track companion to 2020's May Our Chambers Be Full.
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  • Record Label: Sacred Bones
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Sludge Metal
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  1. Jan 15, 2021
    The collaborators' willingness to take their songs unexpected places and shift gears multiple times within a single track is one of their most interesting attributes. The Helm of Sorrow continues to push the boundaries of their genre experimentation, and lands in even heavier territory.
  2. Jan 15, 2021
    The Helm Of Sorrow manages to sound like a different entity, while still riding that wave of existential horror.
  3. Jan 15, 2021
    The players are so good that even their sketches make for engaging listening. And two songs on the EP are quite good.
  4. Jan 15, 2021
    For those who regard May Our Chambers Be Full as a contemporary gem, The Helm of Sorrow will occur as one of rock’s anticlimaxes. One shouldn’t ignore the winning elements of this release and how the contributing artists’ gifts are alternately put on center stage, but if Chambers is the benchmark for this combo, then one has to point out that what rendered it near-perfect; namely, the seamless synthesis of styles and energies, is on the whole absent here.