solitude productions Archive

Narrow House – A Key to Pangrieb

Narrow House are one of those rare breeds that release an album that defies review. I’ve been actively listening to A Key to Pangrieb for weeks on end and STILL cannot reach a point of satisfaction with describing it adequately for the following reasons: It’s virtually flawless in structure, flow, composition, delivery, and production. Narrow House create [&hellip

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Amber Tears – Revelation of Renounced

Amber Tears have been one of my favorite Russian bands over the last few years, starting with their 2010 sophomore effort The Key To December, and now their debut is back in print and is one of my top melodic pagan metal releases of the year, actually, the only one, as this one has a [&hellip

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Inborn Suffering – Regression Into Nothingness

This Russian Label (Solitude Productions) just turned 7 and is not only reliable and a major force in extreme doom and melodic dark metal, but consistently finds the best and the more progressive acts in these styles ranging from the Slavic regions all the way to Brazil and everywhere in between. Inborn Suffering is no [&hellip

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Graveflower – Returning to the Primary Source

Perhaps it’s the weird unseasonal gloom outside or my overabundance of free time that’s managed to get me in the mood for dismal and drowning doom like Graveflower, but regardless of reason I am actually quite glad that I’ve had the chance to finally be fully dissolved into this album, which on the surface left [&hellip

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Zgard – Reclusion

Flat out, this is some great epic and mystical black metal with clean production and slight pagan leanings!!! Zgard joins the list of high ranking “progressive” black metal bands sharing some aspects of Summoning, Nattsol, October Falls, Thranekind, Fen, Falls of Rauros…, but is distinctly darkened and leans toward the Limbonic Art and Emperor realm [&hellip

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Wedding In Hades – Misbehaviour

With some styles of metal such as the funeral/death doom genre, it can be difficult at first listen to actually discern any variation or distinction between many bands that fall into that style and therefore after awhile it becomes a bit exhausted and “done”, but Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan always manage to find the best out there [&hellip

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EchO – Devoid of Illusions

Here comes another band whose sound completely redefines melodic, dark metal and to give you a glimpse at what to expect, here’s a hint: although EchO is an Italian band, they feature Greg Chandler (Esoteric) as a guest vocalist on the closer “Sounds From Out Of Space” and he also produced (BadMoodMan Music). So, dark/doom death [&hellip

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Septic Mind – The True Call

Septic Mind comes in strong with this sophomore release, an epic trilogy consisting of three long and exhaustingly intense songs of crippling misery that is much like an Evoken/Esoteric cocktail of sound channeled through LSD and H.P. Lovecraft. There’s an incredibly hostile and frightening mood to “Planet is Sick” that is indebted to the sci-fi/psychedelic [&hellip

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Solitude Productions Feature

Forbidden Magazine would like to welcome Janet Willis! From her work with Metal Maniacs and Defecation on the Divine, Janet is no stranger to the Forbidden…she offers her first blood sacrifice with a quartet of reviews from Russian label Solitude Productions! Helllight – …And then, the Light of Consciousness became Hell (December 20, 2010) This one, [&hellip

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