“The Great Misanthrope” is a frontal clash, a hit without a warning. Thema Eleven plunges deeply into raw riffs that gush with animal energy. Can you feel it? The corpse is still warm… Not a single ray of light can be found in this record. It’s a solid mass, and it refuses processing. The thundering sound is owed to Ondřej Je¸ek and Alex Newport (ex-Fudge Tunnel and Nailbomb, collaborated w/The Melvins, At The Drive-In, Panthers), and it’s impact is crushing and merciless. Think of the impenetrable darkness of LVMEN, NEUROSIS, the jarring urgency of ENVY, gathered together with the dark and heavy visionary appeal of TORCHE.