Sweden’s IN SOLITUDE will release its third album, “Sister”, on October 1 in North America via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded this past March at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden and was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona. It stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.”
IN SOLITUDE‘s strength resides in its 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 eight-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 flavors, shadows of BLACK SABBATH, the heavy dissonance of SWANS, to straight-forward, ear worm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.
Comments IN SOLITUDE vocalist Pelle Åhman: “It’s time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of IN SOLITUDE, are very positive things, and exactly what was required. It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we’ve ever made, and we can’t wait for you to experience it too.”
“Sister” track listing:
01. He Comes
02. Death Knows Where
03. A Buried Sun
04. Pallid Hands
07. Horses in the Ground
08. Inmost Nigredo
North American fans will have an opportunity to see IN SOLITUDE live this fall. The band will support WATAIN on the “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8 in New York City. The tour also features support from TRIBULATION.