Bölzer - Soma [EP]



8.1 | 55 votes |
Release date: 5 August 2014
Style: Black metal, Death metal

Owners:

33 have it
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01. Steppes
02. Labyrinthian Graves

Staff review by
Mr. Doctor
Rating:
9.0
There's no denying. The underground has been taken by storm. Bölzer has so far released material that barely scratches an hour in total, yet they have been recognized by almost everyone as a force to be reckoned with. How are they able to create so much with so little?

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published 28.07.2014 | Comments (16)

The hype surrounding the band following the release of Aura last year is proven not undeserving with their second EP. Riffs with a great hook, a thundering old school death metal sound with a bit of a modern twist, and subtle threads of black metal that hold all the seams together. If your expectations were high for this, chances are good you won't be disappointed.

Check out "Steppes" over here.

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04.09.2014 - 02:30
Rating: 9
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
That opening riff of Steppes is easily one of the catchiest things I've heard all year. Been stuck in my head all week
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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03.02.2015 - 22:57
Maco
Handbanana
Decent EP. But Aura is better.
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I'm derp.
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30.05.2015 - 16:43
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Maco on 03.02.2015 at 22:57

Decent EP. But Aura is better.


Second. This feels like a significant step down in diversity and songwriting.
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16.10.2017 - 23:41
VIG
Axxon N
Written by Apothecary on 04.09.2014 at 02:30

That opening riff of Steppes

Such an awesome riff. One of my favorite riffs ever, actually.
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17.10.2017 - 00:28
Vombatus
Potorro
^Totally. Steppes is probably my favorite Bölzer song.

The opening and that part starting around 2:04 up until an intense eargasm at 2:32 is freaking amazing. Mr. Jones really knows how to write riffs with killer guitar tone.
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17.10.2017 - 03:40
VIG
Axxon N
Written by Vombatus on 17.10.2017 at 00:28

^Totally. Steppes is probably my favorite Bölzer song.

The opening and that part starting around 2:04 up until an intense eargasm at 2:32 is freaking amazing. Mr. Jones really knows how to write riffs with killer guitar tone.

So underrated. They opened for Behemoth and have gained much popularity, though.
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18.10.2017 - 00:15
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Steppes is a GREAT song, but come on!
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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18.10.2017 - 00:25
Vombatus
Potorro
Entranced has THE riff, but for an overall song, I prefer Steppes. Even CME or Phosphore are better as a whole, imo.
Songwritting is just superior on those ones, and some of their riffs are massively underrated by the shadow of the Wolfshook.The middle slower part of Entranced always bugged me, as does the lack of development in the second part (copy-paste, even if it's the ultimate riff). But it's hard to decide when a band only puts out gold.
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18.10.2017 - 01:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Vombatus on 18.10.2017 at 00:25

But it's hard to decide when a band only puts out gold.



only gold? The full-length begs to differ.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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18.10.2017 - 01:46
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.10.2017 at 01:03

only gold? The full-length begs to differ.

I beg to differ as well i really enjoyed the full-length!
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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18.10.2017 - 01:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by InnerSelf on 18.10.2017 at 01:46

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.10.2017 at 01:03

only gold? The full-length begs to differ.

I beg to differ as well i really enjoyed the full-length!
You enjoyed the atrocious off-key clean vocals? Aaaarrrggghhhh
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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18.10.2017 - 20:14
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.10.2017 at 01:51

You enjoyed the atrocious off-key clean vocals? Aaaarrrggghhhh

I'm sorry. not sorry
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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18.10.2017 - 21:12
Vombatus
Potorro
Took me some time to appreciate but the full-length is great. The amazing riffs are still there and I don't mind the clean vocals. I know everyone complains about them, are off key or whatever, but they add a sort of epic primitive flavour and blend well enough (on the title track particularly). It suffers from a comparison with the EPs as its length doesn't make it as focused as a short 2-3 song release and the sound evolves a bit.
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