SOLEFALD


"Black for Death: An Icelandic Odyssey Part II" (Season of Mist; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Solefald's sequel to "Red For Fire" is laden with croaking doom ambiance, folk metal fanfare, and Goth metal majesty. While the twelve tracks that comprise this release cater to the fantasy metal / Lord of the Rings contingent, there's a discernible amount of experimentation going on in cuts like "Underworld" and "Dark Waves Dying" and some King Diamond-esque diatribes on "Spoken to the End of All" to keep the listener on guard.

Genre-spanning and prolific, "Black For Death" widens their scope in order to properly tell their homeland's tales musically.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 


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