Sweden’s In Solitude have announced their third album, Sister. The album will be released on September 30th in the UK. The title track from Sister is streaming now at Metal Blade, where you can also pre-order the CD, CD and t-shirt bundle, vinyl, as well as a digital copy via iTunes.
Vocalist Pelle Åhman speaks on behalf of In Solitude: “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.
“You come without. And all falls within. There is a light in the world. There is a stone to the head.”
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 straight-forward, ear worm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.
Sister track listing:
- He Comes
- Death Knows Where
- A Buried Sun
- Pallid Hands
- Horses in the Ground
- Inmost Nigredo