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3.80 | 24 ratings

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4 stars Inventing that music was crazyness. Density, lot of colours, many contrasts (a poem recited with piano next to post-black metal??). Yes it is, post-black! Raspy inhuman voices, acid riffs but everything based on intelligent and rich keyboard melodies, with clean voices too. The kind of avant-gardism you can experiment with Arcturus and such. But again, no comparaison possible, Solefald created his own sound. And as said, it's crazy. 70's rock, electro, jazz, pop, thrash and heavy metal... you can find them all. From the most delicate to the most extreme. And the cheekiest thing is that it's completely coherent, and more: monolithic. Their originality has no weakness, but some people will have difficulties with certain passages. Early Solefald is really something to hear once if you like avant-gardism. What the group has done after is also good, but here it's simply different: there is definitely something in the air unique. The introduction of Philosophical Revolt, the keyboard on The Macho Vehicle, the explosion on Countryside Bohemians... those will let you on the floor. 3.5
Everlasting | 4/5 |


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