Posts Tagged ‘In Solitude’
Posted on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Sweden’s In Solitude capitalize upon the visibility generated by their opening slot on the 2012 Decibel Magazine Tour with the release of their third album, Sister.
In Solitude made a name for themselves with their first two albums by treading the nether regions of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) while combining the sound with dark occult themes; very similar to the approach first pioneered by Mercyful Fate back in the early ’80s.
Mercyful Fate themselves were influenced by the earlier occult rock albums of the ’70s, albums released by bands such as Coven. In Solitude adopt this approach on Sister, combining NWOBHM with occult rock, but give the audience their own version of the style.
Both In Solitude‘s self titled debut and their second album The World, The Flesh, The Devil were obviously influenced by Mercyful Fate with lots of catchy riffing and vocals from Pelle Ahman that seemed to be a direct descendant of those of King Diamond, albeit an octave or so lower in pitch.
Sister sees In Solitude strike out on their own by moving away a bit from Mercyful Fate while still being rooted in the NWOBHM and, even more so on this release, the bluesy strains of occult rock.
Continue reading About.com: Heavy Metal: In Solitude – Sister Review
Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Many excellent records came out in 2011. We don’t pretend to be arbiters of taste, we just think it’s fun to share which albums rocked our worlds, soothed our souls, lifted our spirits or otherwise burrowed into our systems this year. Of course, in addition to occupying our turntables, many […]
Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Please relive In Solitude live at Roadburn 2011 courtesy of VPRO 3voor12. The audio stream has been mixed by Marcel van der Vondervoort at Torture Garden Studio. Feel free to post your thoughts or share your memories about the show in the comment box below.
Posted on Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Praise for In Solitude‘s The World. The Flesh. The Devil. from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Last time we highlighted the 2nd album from Mercyful Fate / King Diamond (and Satan) lovin’ Swedish true metallers, Portrait. Now this week we’ve got another sophomore album from ANOTHER Swedish heavy metal act on […]
Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Quite a few Roadburn 2011 performances were captured on video by audience members. Here is a selection of YouTube clips handpicked by Roadburn (Day 1: Thursday, April 14th). Those moments when it was impossible to instantly transport yourself from the Main Room to the Midi Theatre, Green Room or Bat […]