Having just formed mere months ago, the duo of SOPHIST from Edmonton, Canada have been working at breakneck speed to release their debut EP “Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto”, which is coming August 16, 2019.
A frantic blend of grindcore and black metal, SOPHIST takes inspiration from bands such as Anaal Nathrakh, Mayhem, and Napalm Death to create a sound that is unholy as it is blistering fast. The comment on the sound they are presenting to their new fans:
“The EP is comprised of frantic beats and buzzsaw riffs. The songs are structured atypically, tons of blast beats and tremolo picking. High-pitched and low pitched vocals with many layers. It’s like a choir of evil the whole way through.”
With lyrical content revolving around the esoteric and occult, much of the inspiration for the lyrics on here came from an alchemical text called Hermaphrodite Child of the Sun and Moon.
Anyone who enjoys ridiculous tempos and grinding riffs should have a great time with this valiant first effort from SOPHIST.
The duo’s first single and the EP’s title track can be streamed here.
EP Teaser here.
“Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto” will be available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and CD Baby.
1. Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto (3:15)
2. Choke On Your Own Bile (5:10)
3. A Captive of Saturn’s Scythe (2:52)
4. Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto (Bonus Instrumental Version) (3:15)
5. Choke On Your Own Bile (Bonus Instrumental Version) (5:10)
6. A Captive of Saturn’s Scythe (Bonus Instrumental Version) (2:52)
EP Length: 22:37