BLARRRRRGHHHH!! Swedish death never sounded better than on Sodomisery’s sophomore release. Mazzaroth gives me the same feeling when I used to burn through early Carcass or At The Gates. The fury is poignant like a relentless storm catapulted by reality. Cutting into the aorta of the individual, Sodomisery cuts to the quick while clawing at real world issues like the sickness of religion and society resulting in black metal riffage that feels intense.
Branching out from their debut, Sodomisery takes a more cinematic approach as keys create a new level of energy like in “A Storm Without Wind.” But that does not take away from the band’s core. The band creates a seamless approach between movement and art. In some ways, I want more out of it, and in others, I simply crave the chaos.
Mazzaroth is a bold statement for the band, and a fine direction moving forward pivoting from the traditional to the exceptional.