Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Atmospheric Black Metal
Release date: 2 April, 2012
Playing time: 46:43

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.

01. Bortgang
02. Øde Lagt
03. Dødemandsbjerget
04. Skyggeriget


Label: Euphonious Records
Distribution: VME (Denmark)
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 3 August, 2012
Website: www.solbrud.bandcamp.com