Hailing from Portugal and reigning destruction and death upon you is Sotz’. These death merchants have been around for a decade, lurking in the shadows, peering around corners deciding when it would be best to unleash death upon you. Last year saw that time come as Sotz’ unleashed Tzak’ Sotz‘ near the end of last year. This offering is the first from Sotz’ and within this EP you are to find five face melting and whiplash inducing tracks that get your noggin banging before you know it. In all of their melodic and technical glory, Sotz’ present to you nothing but pure death metal. From the onset Sotz‘ buries you underneath an avalanche of tightly knit riffs and chest caving drumming only to be supplemented by rumbling bass lines and hellish banshee screams.
Through Tzak’ Sotz’, you are gifted with six well constructed tracks that are as melodic and memorable as they are shredding and life disregarding. Each track is just as punishing and as in your face as the others as Sotz’ does not relent until the entire EP has concluded. Sotz’ barrels through your speakers one track right after the next never really giving you enough time to prepare for the deadly metallic onslaught. These Portuguese monsters don’t mess around either as they push their boot upon your throat from the very first note on providing you with an unrelenting listen.
Each track flows well in to the next for the most part creating a cohesive and overall whole sound. Instead of having each track act as separate rumbling death machines, the entire EP acts as one whole rumbling skull piercing death machine. Tzak’ Sotz’ is a deadly and vicious release that hits you square in the jaw and repeatedly hits you until you are no longer standing. This venomous offering is biting, hellish, and cranium splitting as Sotz’ dishes out nothing but nasty death.
With five tracks that are heavy and ultimately memorable, Sotz’ hit the mark with their first release. This is a great EP as it provides you with plenty of deadly content through only five tracks, and each of the five tracks here are as good as the others. Overall, Tzak’ Sotz‘ is a solid release, one that will surely please the chewed up ears of death metal lovers.
Tzak’ Sotz’ was released through Raising Legends and can be found here
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