First record by Solbrud, this self-titled album
is somehow a journey through the foggy turn of century years in black metal,
with Ulver as a clear main inspiration.
As far as I've heard, Solbrud gets inspiration when summer turns to fall and its
storms, so yeah, the stormier the better. I've heard that before, I've felt that
before as well.
Through the four tracks of Solbrud's achivement, I cannot say I get new impulses
exactly. There are appealing melodies here and there and the whole grows through
the listening of Solbrud. The band doesn't show any more profound intention with
their music than reflecting the time of year and the weather that inspires them
most. Fair enough for a band that call themselves atmospherical. The rain and
storm sounds present throughout the record really contribute to draw the
listener into the sound picture, though. Sorry for the spoiler :/
Absolutely not bad at all, especially for a debut.
Solbrud has a past as warm up act for Alcest (Copenhell 2011) and will be
playing more live shows this fall.