Mithras releases upcoming track from On Strange Loops

While I wait for a review of Sarpanitum’s Blessed Be My Brothers to make its way through the review queue, another Leon Macey project is making its way towards fruition. Mithras is an approximate descendant of Steve Tucker era Morbid Angel that presumably gets most of its media attention for throwing in some occasional melodic and muddy atmospheric sections. The upcoming On Strange Loops is the first new material from this band since their 2011 EP Time Never Lasts. Today’s track sounds about like what you’d expect from Mithras, which should make extrapolating whether you’re going to be interested in this band a trivial task.

14 thoughts on “Mithras releases upcoming track from On Strange Loops

  1. Daniel Maarat says:

    I am pretty sure that rhythm riff or a closely related one appeared on Blessed Be My Brothers.

  2. Roger says:


    1. Positive review
    2. Band actually sounds really good – power, skill, atmosphere, composition
    3. Not a band DMU has written about 1.5 thousand times

    Thank you Gabe.

  3. Roger says:

    I haven’t heard DM this exciting for some years:

    It sounds like a progression of phrasal death metal into melody. But it’s not done in an atonal/tonal ping-pong kind of way. It its melded well.

    1. gay guy says:

      this sucks. stomping brodown churn riffs with reverbed trills up and down the fretboard in between. just garbage.

      1. Roger says:

        “brodown churn riffs with reverbed trills up and down the fretboard in between”

        You failed to do the important thing, which is to give reasons why their churn riffs and trills = bad music.

        You must also be one of those kinds of guys who like Abominations of Desolation more than Alters of Madness.

        1. gay guy says:

          the two “modes” they play in – spacey melody and Domination-era Morbid Angel riffing – don’t merge particularly well, and even then these are pretty much the only dynamics they have which makes the song end up feeling flat.

          1. Roger says:

            I think they merge very well: if done right. This is what I was initially excited about. Cosmic death metal. Death metal with psychedelic textures and more ‘mature’ themes.

            What I do, perhaps, agree with you on is that they cannot write interesting songs.

            My views have changed, and after a few listens to each of their albums, I find most of the tracks boring.

  4. Roger says:

    This is death metal maturing. Very exciting. Cosmic.

  5. phaser says:

    Forever Advancing Legions starts out strong and has a couple of cool songs in the first half but it really drags towards the end. It was like the band just ran out of interesting ideas halfway through that CD.

    Worlds Beyond the Veil is consistently excellent from track 2 until its finish and remains one of the best post-2000 death metal albums. The only bad thing I can about it is that the intro song is too long.

    Behind the Shadows Lies Madness has three or four good songs surrounded by a bunch of filler material. At this point in their career, it felt like the band didn’t have anything original left to say, so they just recycled the same style of songs from their previous CD, only they made the tracks a lot shorter by cutting out the drifting atmospheric sections.

    1. Roger says:

      Thanks, I could agree with this thoughtful analysis.

      Their ‘Sands of Time’ collection of pre-album releases might be worth considering, too.

  6. Jordi Jizzenburrough says:

    Well this is lame. Even if their discography has “bright spots”, I haven’t heard them (nor do I care to) and I doubt they’ll replace the old Morbid Angel albums.

    1. Roger says:

      This new clip doesn’t do service to the band. Check out the youtube links I posted in previous comments.

  7. Blake Jugg says:

    This is some boring shite. Morbid Angel’s Domination (source material) is far better, and that is a rather weak album

  8. Old Pete says:

    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

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