Oakland’s Söthis proposes four excellent classic Death Metal songs with their re-released debut EP Trails of Blood. Yes, this EP was originally released in 2016, but was remixed and remaster and re-released in September this year with the band aiming for a fuller sound.
This is violent with extreme riffs and fast tempos but we also encounter great dark melodies. Trails of Blood is a pure album of old school Death Metal but with great melodies and naughty and disturbing ambiances. I like that fact; Söthis is maybe violent but the music of the combo is always melodic without being commercial.
This EP is perfectly produced, the performance of the guys is simply amazing and the artwork fits perfectly to the general ambiance of the release. There is nothing wrong to say about this EP actually, if you’re into Death Metal, you just cannot miss this release. The songs are four Death Metal anthems and we don’t have any kind of mistake in the album, this is just classy Death.
The only thing that I will add to this review is that I’m waiting for the upcoming full length album which should be released some time during 2018. Let’s hope that the band will follow this way; Trails of Blood offers a taste of things to come.