Sweden’s IN SOLITUDE have announced their third album, Sister. The album will be released next week Friday, September 27th, via Metal Blade in Europe!
The second single taken off Sister is now streaming at Metal Hammer Germany, who our exclusive partners for this premiere. Please click HERE to check out Pallid Hands!
The title track from Sister is streaming now on metalblade.com/insolitude, where fans can also pre-order the cd (also as a limited boxset including album, flag, metal pin and button), jewelcase-cd and t-shirt bundle, vinyl, as well as a digital copy via iTunes.
Vocalist Pelle Ahman 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 flavors, 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.
01. He Comes
02. Death Knows Where
03. A Buried Sun
04. Pallid Hands
07. Horses in the Ground
08. Inmost Nigredo