Friday, October 26, 2012
One and Done? Pt. 11: Sothis: De Oppresso Liber
Sothis is a U.S. symphonic black metal band. Yes such things actually exist. And of course you can imagine how well this sounded. Somewhere along the veins of Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, and Limbonic Art, but nowhere near as impressive. For the most part, this was just kind of a boring release without a whole lot going for it. Well, I do enjoy "Defiance" quite a bit. That song alone makes this somewhat interesting. But nothing else really grabs me.
Well all the hype did not really do Sothis too many favors as the album was not well-received when it was actually released. It's now been more than four years since that release and I have not heard anything about a new one. Maybe the deflated egos have lead to the inability to come up with a follow-up. Maybe the band is trying hard to come up with something decent. Whatever the reason, four years is a long time for a sophomore album.