In Solitude
The World. The Flesh. The Devil
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 23 May, 2011
Playing time: 57:42

This is the second album from the Swedish band In Solitude. The first and selftitle album camed in 2008.

The first that hits me on the titletrack is: this sounds just like early Iron Maiden, but when Pelle ┼hman on the vocals tries to make some Ozzylike doomish performance on the mic, the Maiden parables decreases. Uno on the drums plays almost as Clive Burr did on Maidens first albums. Only 8 tracks with a total time on almost one hour on The World. The Flesh. The Devil. 2 songs below the 6 minutes marker and with the marathontrack in the end on over 13 minutes makes me a little sceptical whether or not this group could hold my intrest the whole way. Acctually they make me keep my finger away from the skip button, but I don't understand why some of the tracks had (as I felt) some infilling parts that didn't keep same quality as the rest of the song.

Over all the tracks holds good old fashioned heavy metal and with a touch of doom metal. In Solitude plays it with freshness and have some orginality over the songs, but still they have to work on their sound to be even more unique and clean from influences.

I think that they will find their own lane on the highway to the bigger scenes in the future. Just continue to tour and let the world know your name and music.

In Solitude is: Pelle ┼hman (Vocals), Niklas Lindstr÷m (Guitar), Henrik Palm (Guitar), Gottfrid ┼hman (Bass) and Uno Brunisson (Drums).

Best tracks: "The World. The Flesh. The Devil", "To Her Darkness", "Serpants are Rising", "Poisoned" and "Blessed and Burned".


01: The World. The Flesh. The Devil
We Were Never Here
Serpents Are Rising
Poisoned, Blessed And Burned
To Her Darkness
Dance Of The Adversary
On Burning Paths

Label: Metalblade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 16 May, 2011