Za La Thu are a duo from Alabama that plays an occult mixture of industrial, goth, death metal and avant garde music and this is a review of their self released and self titled 2015 album.
Spoken word parts start off the album before going into more of a heavy and melodic musical direction and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile clean singing female vocals make their presence known on the recording while the faster sections of the music bring in a small amount of blast beats.
At times the music brings in the energy of punk rock and elements of goth can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and when solos and leads are utilized they bring in an early 90's style of Swedish death metal and as the album progresses elements of industrial and world music are added onto the recording along with some tribal beats being used at times which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly and a few tracks also brings in a few seconds of male vocals and death metal growls can be heard on t he closing song.
Za La Thu plays a musical style that takes death and industrial metal style guitars and mixes it in with occult/goth rock vocals and elements of avant garde, ritual and world music to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Thelema, Enochian, Magick, and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Za La Thu are a very great sounding mixture of goth, industrial and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Enslaved Walk Free" "Vril Machine" "Hail, Hail Babalon" and "Serpent Power". 8 out of 10.