Maze of Sothoth was formed in 2009 by a couple of ex-members of a Brutal Death Metal band named Brutal Murder, Fabio Marasco and Omar Ubbiali. Since their creation, the band released a demo in 2011, Guardian of the Gate. In early 2016, they participated in the Molto Male Festival in Italy, and contributed songs to the official Molto Male Fest Vol. 1 Compilation, which featured other Italian Metal bands, I.C.S., Integral, Hungry like Rakovitz, Attax!, and Taste Hematic Chains.
Eight years into their career and the band finally signed to a label, Everlasting Spew Records, also from Italy. They released their debut full length album, Soul Demise a few weeks ago. While searching for a band/song to be featured here for this week, I ran across these guys fir the first time.
I heard a few different tracks from this album, and I loved all that I heard. These guys play Technical/Brutal Death Metal in the style that was popularized in the early 2000’s by bands on Unique Leader Records. I like that this young band did not follow the trend of Deathcore, or anything with bullshit breakdowns. In fact, after the songs I heard, I came to the conclusion that the last band I played in, Engaged in Mutilating played in the same vein as these Italian sickos.
The song I chose for this week’s feature is “Multiple Eyes.” The fourth track on the Soul Demise album. The song’s lyrics are about the creature, Shoggoth from the Cthulhu Mythos by H.P. Lovecraft. The song describes the monster’s features, and their purpose. From the opening and main riff of the song, I hear very a familiar similarity to my old band, Engaged in Mutilating, as I mentioned earlier. The vocal patterns as well strike a resemblance, as well. Following an old school song structure, this one features a main riff pattern that plays throughout the first two verses of the song then to a slower bridge section, followed by a guitar lead, then to go back to the main riff to end the song again. This song is very catchy, brutal, and will have you headbanging in no time while wanting to read the lyrics to sing along. Great fuckin’ track! Please check out this band’s album. Not one song disappoint me, and I’m sure it will be the same for you!