Otus

Torch

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Description:

Torch is a concept album focusing on "The Fourth Way" introduced by philosopher/mystic Georges Gurdjieff. The Fourth Way is a system of elevation and development of the man that differs from other three ways identified by the mystic as: Way of the Fakir, Way of the Monk and Way of the Yogi. These three paths based respectively on a material, emotional and intellectual approach are transcended, balanced and regenerated in a fourth path, where it will be the Will to illuminate the right personal orbit. The "Torch" is therefore an allegory on illumination through a work on our darkest and deepest self, where its fire will constitute the alchemical catalyst capable of deconstructing, purifying and then coagulating our new synthesis. Born in 2012, OTUS take the elements of Ambient\Post metal bands as Isis and Cult of Luna, passing through the Black Sabbath's doom up to the experimental music of Tool, Om and Sunn O))). The band enriches its sound playing ethnic instruments, building its own synthesizers, chanting mantras and taking particular care of its visual and symbolic identity, from show posters to onstage visual projections. The result of this research moves the band's approach on mainly long and complex compositions, that evolve smoothly between aggressive and relaxed moments, atmospheric and violent resolutions —all in the service of the concept among occult and science that OTUS offer through its lyrics and visual art. This musical project was inspired in fact, also by the desire to deal with concepts related mainly to Eastern philosophies, which intersect with the more recent discoveries of modern physics; authors such as Fritjof Capra and Jiddu Krishnamurti are important sources of inspiration. After its first demo-ep released in 2013, OTUS took part in several gigs in Rome, playing with great bands as Intronaut, And So I Watch You From A Far, Toner Low, Scale The Summit, Shores Of Null, getting positive audience feedbacks and good reviews by musical webzines as Metalitalia and 100Decibel. In March 2016 they released their first full-lenght album 7.83Hz, a self-produced limited edition digipack on black CD. In 2021 the drummer Leopoldo Russo Ceccotti (ShockProof) takes the place of Andrea Adesso.