Maze of Sothoth – Soul Demise (Review)

Maze of SothothMaze of Sothoth are an Italian death metal band and this is their debut album.

Maze of Sothoth play dark death metal that’s influenced by the likes of Morbid Angel and HP Lovecraft.

Starting off the album with a short ambient track that’s actually quite unnerving and unsettling, when the first song starts it’s apparent from the very beginning that the band seem to know what they’re doing. Thankfully this isn’t just a lucky start and the entire album proceeds in a similar fashion.

Fast riffs and melodic leads are joined by liquid solos and pounding drums that hit the spot quite nicely. I always enjoy a good solo, so I should make special mention of the ones on here as they’re particularly good.

Multiple speeds are used across the songs, but I particularly enjoy their faster moments, (of which there are many). Having said that, when they do slow things down a couple of notches there are some killer riffs peppered throughout the release.

The production is strong and clear, making the songs stand out in their own terms. Everything is clear, heavy and has substance to it.

The singer’s deep deathgrowls are very satisfyingly performed, and he sounds suitably inhuman throughout.

I really like this. Soul Demise is a thoroughly enjoyable slab of occult death metal.

Highly recommended.

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