New Mithras Song “Odyssey’s End” Brings Some Much-Needed Death Metal Stomp and Groove


Mithras have released two songs from their forthcoming album On Strange Loops thus far, “Between Scylla and Charybdis” and “The Statue on the Island.” Axl and I wrote up the posts for those tracks, and while we both liked our respective songs very much, we also both lamented the absence of the patented, stomping groove for which Mithras are known.

But today we get a third new song, “Odyssey’s End,” and… HO BOY, there’s that groove! No Clean Singing has the premiere and, after a lengthy, ethereal, spacey guitar intro by Leon Macey, the floor opens up and the band kicks into pummeling, stomping, down-tempo overdrive. Macey agrees:

“Odyssey’s End” is a bit of a nod to the style we had back in the late ’90s when the band was named Imperator, and as such is slower tempo-wise than most of the new record. The track has a lot of groove compared to the other tracks we’ve premiered so far, but is still crushingly heavy. We’ll likely be playing this one on our upcoming UK tour in late October so come and check us out!

Here’s to that! Wish I could see it live. I’m a bit sad that this type of track will be more of an outlier on the new record, but at least we get something to bring us that much-needed stomp.

On Strange Loops comes out October 21 on Willowtip. You can pre-order it here (physical) or here (digital).

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