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Experimental/Post Metal

3.55 | 29 ratings

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the philosopher
2 stars Solstavir is an wave / post-metal band from Iceland. The music is quiet minimalistic with just a few chords and lots of echo. The vocals have a great resemblance with the vocalist of The Cure. Actually the whole band reminds me a lot of the Cure. The rhythms are created mostly by the bass guitarist and drummer, while the guitarist is just firing sole chords. There is some hypnotic effect, although this is just a small effect compared with the psychobeats in the krautrock movement.

While I do like the soundscapes created by this band and can handle with the vocals, the song structures are too simple for me to really appreciate this band. There is some development within the songs, but no real surprises; only some rhythm changes. The instrumental solo's are really simple and only meant for effective use.

I'm not a post metal fan and I hope there will be other reviews available soon to give other views on this album. For me this. I find this record too long to listen to it till the end and therefor I cannot give this record more then two stars...

the philosopher | 2/5 |


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