Power of Metal.dk Review

In Solitude
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 27 September, 2013
Playing time: 46:05

In Solitude hails from the same town as Watain, but that is about the only equality. The music is totally different. Their second album 'The World. The Flesh. The Devil.' consisted of a lot of early Mercyful Fate influences, but on this album that part is not as big.

In Solitude creates a dark spooky sound with epic arrangements and clean new wave kind of singing. Pure traditional heavy metal in its early form, with doom influences. The guitars sound rather clean without a lot of distortion and the sound is rather old school and authentic. Still you hear some musical influences by Mercyful Fate in their pre- Melissa era.

Traditional is a word that suits the music and sometimes the songs have a bit more tempo like in "Pallid Hands", which has an almost U2 sounding guitar opening. After that "Lavender" is the track that has the most Mercyful Fate influences, mainly because of the singing style and the typical traditional metal riffs and tempo. "Sister" is a track that sounds a bit like "Love Like Blood" from Killing Joke. Especially the riff used and the singing style see to that.

If you want to hear a mix of early eighties traditional heavy metal, doom and some new wave, here it is.

01. He Comes
02. Death Knows Where
03. A Buried Sun
04. Pallid Hands
05. Lavender
06. Sister
07. Horsed in the Ground
08. Inmost Nigredo
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 25 September, 2013
Website: www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial