Southern California progressive metal quintet Sorizon has revealed a new video for the gut-punching title track from their upcoming third full-length album, Thanatos Rising.
“‘Thanatos Rising’ is about fixation with death, it overtaking your thoughts and not being able to escape the worry and fear of the unknown,” says vocalist Keith McIntosh.
Adds guitarist and video director Dr. Danny Mann, “There is tension and pain in the sound, so my working titles were ‘Torture’ and ‘Third Circle of Hell’. I wanted the chugs to be extra powerful, taking some inspiration from Opeth and Gojira.”
Though Sorizon’s music has a definite progressive metal bent, the band aims to break down subgenres to bring metalheads together. Sorizon’s previous releases have garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews, including proclamations that they “rival the better work of Symphony X” and “the guitarists complement each other like not many bands have done; Maiden and Priest come to mind.”
The themes of Thanatos Rising resonate with the state of the world: death, fear of the unknown and the hope of renewal. Thanatos Rising brings Sorizon’s peak of songwriting and critically acclaimed production. Sorizon began building momentum for Thanatos Rising throughout 2020 by releasing eight singles from the upcoming album on all major online music platforms.