Last year Maze Of Sothoth come blasting out of the north of Italy with the release of their debut album Soul Demise, and we happily triggered the detonation through a premiere stream of all 10 songs. As good as the album was, it’s inevitable that some people who would have loved it remained oblivious to its existence despite our own enthusiastic efforts (and the efforts of others) to spread it like the plague. And so it’s a happy occurrence that today we get a new chance to infect you, because Maze of Sothoth have created a video for one of the songs off Soul Demise — “The Outsider” — and we’re hosting its premiere in this very post.
In his review of Soul Demise, our writer TheMadIsraeli praised the album as embracing “the most timeless of death metal’s elements combined with a refinement of its greatest decade”, challenging “modern death metal’s gratuitous excess” by defying its “excessive musical ornamentation”, and confounding expectations by upending “humanity’s innate need to find or maintain order”. In his summation, it was (and still is) “a powerful and vicious death metal record”.