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Otep Comments On Forthcoming New Album

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Otep Shamaya has posted the folllowing statement online regarding her band's forthcoming studio album, titled "Atavist."

"This album is a return to the umbra, to the darkest parts of me. I am fortifying this fortress of sound with Cyclopean masonry. The language on my lips is forged from forbidden tongues 12 lifetimes old. I am the heart of the gorgon, the broken mind of the lunatic, the courage of the martyr, the voice of the insurrectionist, the agog of the alchemist, I am the defiance in the aching souls waiting for the flame, I am the mighty Minotaur raging against the labyrinths of isolation and sadness. There is a purposeful primal spirit to this record, a coded provocation to remember out connection to the infinite, to the mysterious, to each other."

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1. poetrykrowe writes:

Well.. It at least sounds like she used to talk back in the day. I'm kinda exciuted as I've always been a huge OTEP fan. But I hope she isn't just spouting off musical nonsense. I hope the words have that eerie beauty they used to possess and I really hope the music goes back to how it was on the first and second albums.

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2. anon writes:

I thought every album was a return to the darkest parts of herself? I mean, I hear the same damn themes EVERY DAMN TIME and while (I think) she does have a particularly attractive angry voice.... that voice can only say the same thing so many different ways before it gets old.

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3. KickAssDuke writes:

She needs to do Playboy or some sh**.

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4. Tivic writes:

Otep is amazing singer up there with Cadaveria.

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5. Ryanopuffs writes:

Everytime I come to a thread, no matter what it is, someone finds a irrelevant reason to complain. I think people on this site just like to bicker for the hell of it.. Anyways, excited for this album. Art looks awesome.

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