For the Swedes In Solitude the occult is not just a gimmick, with which you garnish logo, cover and lyrics. On album three (Sister) they open their theatrical Heavy Metal wide for often relaxed, yet very dark Hardrock.
If you love old school metal bands such as Candlemass, Mercyful Fate and Black Sabbath then this is definitely for you, and their unique spin on this style will intrigue and excite all listeners with their brand new take on an old style. It really does have an epic feel to it, and is one of the best Traditional Metal releases of recent years and highly recommended.
Posted on: December 25, 2017
In Solitude - Sister
After two albums which are Mercyful Fate worship, this third album stop to make a change in sound by adding other influences to dive into what we knew it would happen (No Future gives some clues of it). So a bit way from the traditional feeling that the band began with, they now take bases of gothic rock, post punk and similars...pieces like the Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, some Pink Floyd and other classic rock were fundamental to continue the new In solitude path. This album does not sound bad at all, on the opposite, they keep that fucking darkness in every riff and more than anything, in the peculiar Pelle's voice, however, anyone who is not used to this current background, couldn´t absorb in a good way this stuff. For the rest, it is recommended material of course. Now this swedish young band is part of the past days, hope can join in the near future with new material but obviously hope coming back to roots.
In Solitude - Sister
Sister has more in common with Sisters of Mercy than it does Mercyful Fate. While this observation would have had most proverbially sweating (including yours truly), In Solitude naturally progressed into this new frontier excellently. The movement into gothic rock territory seems like it was an incredibly smooth transition, and really not that surprising given Pelle hmans low register and the groups signature brooding atmosphere. The sound of Sister is obviously a wonderful progression for In Solitude. The opening He Comes, an acoustic introduction, slithers around hmans ritualistic voice with a familiar texture that the bands previous records hold, though seen under this new lens. Although just one of the eight cuts, the song shows the band shedding its skin yet paying homage to In Solitudes primordial roots.
Dark and Heavy, amazing album!
In soliutude sister is the best album for this band, dark and heavy metal from sweden.
They delivered a fantastic album, filled with occult influences, hearkening back to the days of classic epic metal bands, such as Mercyful Fate and Candlemass
Is a fantastic testament for this band.