So, how’s the coronavirus quarantine going? Going nuts yet? Since the great pandemic of 2020 has left everyone with a shitload of time stuck indoors, what better way to pass the time by spinning some lovely metal tunes. Today’s selection comes from a land on total lockdown, the San Francisco Bay area. You might be tempted to think these guys would trade in the thrash scene coming from the Bay Area, but you would be totally wrong. Lotus Thief kind of hearken back to the more experimental days of Bay Area music. This is very much a mythological and folk metal influence band that brings tales of yore to life in a folky, black metal sort of manner. Lush atmospheric passages with ethereal female fronted vocals blend into frenzied black metal passages. The inspiration for this current album comes from Aeschylus’ Oresteia Trilogy from ancient Greece. The album has a total of eight songs, but it kind of breaks down to four substantive songs with four shorter interludes. This is one of those perfect introspective albums. You know, for those times when you might have some time alone to ponder the state of the universe and shit.
3.5 flip flops out of 5