In Solitude – live videos


Seeing as In Solitude were kind enough to give me some time for an interview (much as Skype did its best to fuck it up) before heading off for their US tour, I’m happy to plug the guys again with some footage they shot during that tour supporting Watain.

There now follows the press release, which does lean very heavily on promoting the album Sister. Which is fine by me as it’s a great album!

In Solitude have returned to Sweden after their successful North American tour with Watain and Tribulation. Throughout the tour, In Solitude performed a set consisting of songs from each of their three albums, including their newest release, Sister. At the Los Angeles show, clips were captured and two live videos have been launched. The first of which is for the title track from the new album, the second is for fan favorite song To Her Darkness. The videos are embedded here for your enjoyment.

“Sister” has garnered heaps of praise from press worldwide, with Decibel Magazine declaring that “In Solitude embody all the best elements of heavy metal: flamboyance, melody, theater, escapism, menace, power. All are on masterful display on Sister, and the rest of the metal world has been served notice.” Metal Hammer in the UK elaborates on In Solitude’s stylistic approach:“In finding new ways to sing about death, doom has found a new lease of life. In Solitude are among the new breed.”

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 flavors, 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.

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