SOTHIS "De Oppresso Liber"

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SOTHIS "De Oppresso Liber"
  • Album: De Oppresso Liber
  • Year: 2008
  • Label: CANDLELIGHT
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  • United States

Even though the project made its debut approximately ten years ago, the five Americans have only released one demo, quite savoured within the “Promised Land”. With a formula of five, SOTHIS presents an aggressive Symphonic Black Metal, similar to DIMMU BORGIR, but with less melodic elements even though it sounds a lot like the Northern bands! I even thought that their pedigree is partly Norwegian. There no originality, nothing special, nothing to make a remarkable band out of SOTHIS! They are lucky to come from America and I cannot remember any other US band to play this type of music in such a good manner! We are dealing with a quality replica for any Black Metal admirer, and this debut sounds quite good from the point of view of the interpretation! The keyboard is at its best, the guitars are viciously amazing, the voice is both casual and diabolical; everything sounds perfect for Black Metal! Considering that it is a debut, I can say that I will keep in mind the following: SOTHIS, the best American Black Metal Symphonic debutante band, with a clear and bombastic sound, with harmonies based more on the aggressive rather than atmospheric parts, and with an irreproachable interpretation! www.sothis.us