Much like their colleagues, including Conan, Ufomammut, Eyehategod and so on, Throes focus on thick, fuzzed-out riffs and pounding drums. The music is slow and somewhat repetitive. In a way, it sounds like being beaten down by a solid lead pipe before completely crushing you with a gigantic steamroller. I know, that doesn't sound like much fun, but the musical equivalent surely is. Opener 'Zepsuta' immediately sets the tone.
Besides the previously mentioned bands, I sometimes also have to think about Winter, which is obviously a compliment. 'Horde Ov Hyenas' feels quite similar to some of the tracks on Winter's 'Eternal Darkness' album, primitive maybe but certainly immersive and raw. 'Planet Lobotomy' even delves deeper into the early doom sound, alternating between mid-tempo and slow passages but never losing its crushing grip on the listener.
In a way, this album makes me finally understand why sludge appeared in the metal scene in the first place. Here I can hear clear influences from hardcore punk, as well as old school doom metal. Throes blended both of those genres together and turned the whole into one massive piece of sonic thunder which is too damn intense to ignore. Check it out if you have the guts, heavier will hard to find...