Appalachian one-man sludge metal band The Prolet Kult presents the fourth album, »Eye’s Wide Open«, which was just released on May 18th, 2023 in digital format via DIY label Sosa Sounds.
01. Mind Rotten Riddled
02. Mind Flayed
05. Devil’s Breath
The Prolet Kult is an Appalachian sludge metal band from East Tennessee.
This album is to showcase less of a self-flagellating experience and much more storytelling, songs of insanity, grief and abuse.
Guitars, Drums, Bass, Vocals, Production, Recording, Mastering, Mixing, etc. by Sosa.
“For those who are wondering about my pace, yes, I am doing one album after the other, and it’s both very good and very bad for my mental health. I have a very externalized sense of worth, in that if I’m not working, I’m not being worth anything. It’s not healthy and I’ve been working on that for a long while. By working back to back on albums, I always have a project to pour my heart into, but my reliance on such a thing does cause a bit of dread. What if I hit a writer’s block, what if I get disinterested, depressed, who knows? What if there comes a point where music becomes impossible at the time to make? If my happiness is dictated by my ability to work then, I’m in a quite frail situation. The good news is that I’m working on gaining that occupational independence, having days, even weeks where I’m happy with not needing to work all the time.
On the flip side, I love making music, I genuinely do. It allows me to express parts of myself that I find cause issue with others, and people seem to like it. My celebration is undermined by Imposter Syndrome, but, hell, it’s fighting and i can’t always say that the IS is going to win.
I have a naturally, or more accurately nurturely, a very low self-esteem, probably why I’m really weird about showing my face or being anything other than semi-anonymous.
So, why rant here? Because I hide behind my curtain of vagueness and intelligent vacuums. So, I’m gonna introduce as much as I feel is decent.” mastermind Sosa comments.
And continues, “I’m Sosa. I run the Prolet Kult, a project I started in 2022 to cope with a very real suicidal depression as an outlet for it and for an income of serotonin. I’m from East Tennessee, and have been since 2001 though I’m originally from South Florida. I run this myself as I tend to be quite the hermit, and lack many social skills, as well as conversational skills. I play the guitars, bass, do the drums, vocals, I record everything, mix everything, and I do what I can while I can. The songs in many cases are autobiographical, dealing with depression, anxiety, paranoia, dissociation, and so on. I have been getting better since I started this though. It makes me happy to see that people like what I make.”