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Review: Osiris - Meanders a Soul...
Meanders a Soul...

Label: Satanath Records
Year released: 2021
Duration: 48:26
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: October 1, 2022
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Meanders a Soul...

Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)

Osiris are an Egyptian Black Metal two-piece that actually started in 1996 as a full band, but broke up a couple of years later with only a demo to their name. They reformed in 2014 and have since then worked on their debut, Meanders a Soul..., for seven years before finally releasing it. You'd expect the band to incorporate Egyptian instruments and musical forms, but they're actually well rooted in Symphonic Black Metal with a bit of folk thrown in. That might lead you to think this sounds something like Emperor, and there's some of that in the keyboards of "Self Destructive Nature," but I'll give credit to mastermind Isfet, who handles everything outside of keyboards and vocals, in that this isn't directly comparable to many other bands out there, as he creates a sound that's bombastic while containing an ethereal, almost dreamlike atmosphere throughout. The songs themselves are pretty complex, so much so that I find the compositions can end up being oversaturated, but they're always interesting and generally engaging enough to overcome that as they blast out of the speakers like a sandstorm. This is certainly good enough that I hope it doesn't take another seven years to get a second album out, and one listen of Meanders a Soul... will get you hoping along with me.

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