Mithras
On Strange Loops


4.5
superb

Review

by Black USER (2 Reviews)
December 13th, 2021 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Multi-Dimensional Celestial Atmospheric Death Metal

Since their formation in 2000, Mithras has progressed in their goal of pushing the genre of death metal by adding complex atmospheric space like elements to its foundation. With 4 full lengths, "On Strange Loops" is the pinnacle of their achievements; surpassing the mighty predecessor "Behind the Shadows...".

The atmospheric elements of OSL are found right from the track opener which serves as a lengthy filler which I feel is the albums only downfall (not to mention the albums challenging length) because the listener, if taken at face value, might think that's all this album has to offer. But when you jump into the second track "When the Stars Align" it all begins to make sense as the album comes to full fruition with blast beats, heavy riffs, and delay reverb laden vocals.

The pacing of OSL is one the albums highlights. While many artists who create dm seem to play off dense atmospheres that have little variance, Mithras know just how to space out, no pun, their riff onslaughts with, dare I say, beautiful interludes as found on the track Odyssey's End before building up to a mid paced death metal crescendo.

OSL sets the stage for a fine display of musical talent pushing the boundaries of what death metal can achieve in the atmospheric department.


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Black
December 13th 2021


19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this really needed a review, album can be found on BC



https://willowtip.bandcamp.com/album/on-strange-loops

trilo
December 13th 2021


4447 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

nice, album rules ahrd

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Hyperion1001
Emeritus
December 13th 2021


21541 Comments


album rules, just make sure you listen to the remaster. think that’s the one on bandcamp

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CaptainDooRight
December 13th 2021


5267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

swee!

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bloc
December 13th 2021


67669 Comments


Wow this never had a review? Amazing album, underrated band

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TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
December 16th 2021


17129 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Glad the album got a review. Good stuff



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