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Sotz’: Popol Vuh

January 3, 2021
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Sotz’: Popol Vuh

Hailing from Portugal comes death metal legion Sotz’ with their unique brand of death metal. Since their formation in 2008, their official releases include one EP from 2017 and the full length you see above Popol Vuh near the end of last year. As mentioned, Sotz’ provides a unique brand of death metal into the deadly foray that is the genre as they focus on Mayan civilization. All while the theme that runs throughout this release is unique powerful all its own, Sotz’ unleashes a unique sound that accompanies that as well. With great technical skill, Sotz’ incorporates plenty of melody, groove and some progressive tendencies as well.

Popol Vuh is an overall well rounded and well constructed release that pulls you in from the first few seconds of the one minute intro. This release keeps you engaged throughout each of the ten tracks that are present within it. Each offering is as different and unique as the others forever keeping you on your toes and guessing as to what Sotz’ is about to bring to the table next. The songwriting throughout Popol Vuh is superb as each track is an unbelievably well constructed death metal hymn that also offers up a well crafted story for you to sink your teeth into.

With everything said above, Sotz’ also blast you to smithereens with their out right assaults of pure death. With flesh flaying riffs that are only to be coupled with ever chest rupturing drum work and vocals that just cannot be human, these death fiends offer up one heavy fucking sound. No matter the theme and the melody, the overall sound that Sotz’ provides is monstrous and spine rattling. Through and through you are treated to top notch skull sheering death metal. The pure, sinister death metal sound that Sotz’ ushers through your speakers is something entirely to behold.

Popol Vuh is an excellent album all the way through, from track one to track ten. Each offering is a complete and cohesive rampage that you cannot help but head bang to until you lose your head. Popol Vuh is engaging, entertaining, gripping, heavy and so much more and if you haven’t picked this up yet, that quite frankly is criminal.

Popol Vuh is out now!

Links To Follow:

Sotz’ Official Bandcamp

Sotz’ Facebook

Sotz’ Official Site

Sotz’: Tzak’ Sotz’

February 6, 2018
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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

Links to follow:

Sotz’ Facebook

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