In Solitude are streaming their brand new album, “Sister,” now through tomorrow night exclusively at metalblade.com/insolitude. The album, as described by VICE’s Noisey music blog, is“a warhorse of a different color, entirely confident and adventurous” and it was released in the UK September 30th. The record is available digitally, on CD, and 180 gram black vinyl. Listen to “Sister” now at metalblade.com/insolitude.
“Sister” was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.” In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal. “Sister” compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: “Lavender” and the title track.
The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavours, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straightforward, earworm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.
North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live beginning next week. The band will be supporting Watain on their “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found on facebook.com/insolitudeofficial.