LOTUS is the 2019 studio album from Swedish-based progressive metal collective, SOEN. The songs comprising LOTUS are intoxicating, addictive aural therapies, questioning much of todayâ€™s darkness while juxtaposing them with moments of great escape and hope.
Produced by David Castillo and IÃ±aki Marconi at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6, the album features the first recorded SOEN material with newest recruit, Canadian-born guitarist Cody Ford, whilst the centre-point of the album remains those trademark, snap-heavy, progressive SOEN riffs.
Songs such as â€œRival,â€ â€œCovenant,â€ and â€œMartyrsâ€ are dissertations on modern societies, fraught with poetic, finitely designed confusion and chaos, yet as the name Lotus suggests, there is still strength, beauty, and purity to be extracted from what at times seems like an endless cycle of human regression.
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