Swedish doomsters Isole are ready with their 3rd album
entitled 'Bliss of Solitude', prior to this album they have released
two albums on the I Hate Records label; 'Forevermore' (2005) and
'Throne of Void' (2006). 'Bliss of Solitude' is their first album on
the Napalm Records label, and I must admit that Isole is a
new and a very positive experience for me.
is dark and gloomy; their dark musical world is a symphony of
despair, solitude and isolation. Heavy riffs; written in the minor
keys, pounding drums and epic melodies draws the listener into the
massive soundscapes created by Isole.
The journey takes us through seven long epic tales about a
depressive, dark, melancholic and gloomy world; the album firmly
reeks of isolation, misery, desperation, pain and suffering. The
pace is slow-motion with desolate harmonies creating a dark and
melancholic atmosphere. The vocals only add to the gloomy
If this album is any indication of what 2008 might offer the
suffering and hungry doom metal community, then I feel we are
in for a great year for this genre. 'Bliss of Solitude' kicks
2008 off by setting a very high standard and Isole has
delivered an album that has everything a doom metal fan craves for
from an album.