Solitude Aeturnus

Adagio (Olympic Recordings)
Enslain Magazine Issue #6
Order Issue #6!  This review included. I don't know how Solitude's first four albums slipped through my fingers, but upon listening to their newest CD, "Adagio," I was instantly impressed. The music is of a doom-esque nature, slow, but not overwhelmingly so, with occasional faster-paced, technical, and still bass heavy riffs to keep the music from getting dull. The vocalist is a perfect complement to the moody nature of the songs, by adding in clean, and highly range-capable singing, and yet does not over do the power metal vocals. He often seems to catch the music and become a part of it, instead of standing out above it. This mixture between vocals and instrumentation is what makes this album especially intriguing, and the mood that this album presents transcends that of your average doom act. -- Lady Enslain