The Canadian band Sophist delivering ego-annihilation through hypnotic riffs, enveloped in hyper-driven industrial drums with gnarly vocals regurgitating obscure lyrics. Conjured in June of 2019 by Davis Hay and Mike Sparks Sophist dove straight into recording their debut EP Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto. Immediately after that release, they started production on a follow up record entitled Dissolution and recruited Helge Lipphardt for additional guitars and writing input.
The trio keeps the writing process simple, with Hay defining the drums and song structure followed by Lipphardt and Sparks’ overlay of bass and guitar. It is then blended with vocals, synths, and a nod to 80s & 90s production. Lyrical subjects include alchemy, the occult, and nihilism. These elements transmute into fast, flavorful black grind.