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The Shadow Out Of Tim

by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

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carpexa0s I like that it is a complete story with a defined beginning, middle and end. The fact the music is gorgeous is icing on the cake.
Favorite track: Chapter VIII : Operation: Get The Hell Out Of Here.
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krokgard A punk-rock opera as ambitious as American Idiot or The Black Parade - and much more fun, too. Ambitious, goofy, rich in variety and at times touching: a must listen for nerdy rockers. Favorite track: Epilogue: Some Things Man Was Not Meant To Know.
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Andrew Ryan Absolutely my favorite Thickets album. Very few artists have created something that I can listen to from start to finish, so I consider what Thickets accomplished with this album to be nothing short of a miracle. Even if you aren't a Lovecraft fanatic who is going to understand every twist, turn and tiny reference, this is still a truly solid rock album. Nine years later, it's still amazing. I cannot recommend it enough. Favorite track: Footnote: Downtown (In The Cenozoic).
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Liam Washington I can't believe my good fortune to have come across a band that not only shares my obsession with Lovecraft, but actually sound great too! This is probably the best piece of Lovecraft related rock, or Lovecraft related media in general. The album is great from start to finish, shout out to "Nyarlathotep" though for the Coptic Egyptian. What a great intro song for a CoC campaign! Favorite track: Chapter VIII : Operation: Get The Hell Out Of Here.
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The Shadow Out of Tim, inspired by HP Lovecrafts original tale set in 1913, features modern marine biologist Dr. Timothy Vess descent into madness brought on when his mental faculties swapped by an alien mind and learns terrible truths about life on Earth and beyond.

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, a cult mainstay since 1992, take you on a rock n roll tour through space and time, painting sonic pictures of the ocean deep, mysterious ruin-covered islands, and Paleocene jungles.


released June 6, 2007

Toren Atkinson - Vocals
Merrick Atkinson - Bass / Vocals
Warren Banks - Guitar
Mario Nieva - Guitar
Jordan Pratt - Drums


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The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets Vancouver, British Columbia

In 1992 some nerds living in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia Canada, who were into H.P. Lovecraft's weird horror fiction and roleplaying games, decided to start a band. With no musical training but with a penchant for spine-tingling monster costumes, they began "writing" "music" and showcasing their unique brand of humor and horror at local venues.

Human earthlings seemed to enjoy it.
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