Solefald are a band from Norway that has been around since the 90's and plays an avant garde form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Normasongen Kosmopol" which will be released on October 27th by Indie Recordings.
Clean yet distorted sounding guitars start off the ep along with some melodic avant garde vocals that also have a folk music edge to them at times and you can also hear some violins in the background which also gives the music more of a pagan atmosphere and when synths are added into the music along with some bass guitars they add in psychedelic elements to the bands musical style and after awhile the music starts to add in more heaviness..
A good portion of the tracks that are present on this ep are very long and epic in length and female vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also give the music more of an operatic feeling when they are utilized and as the ep progresses the band starts adding in elements from other forms of synth or electronic music in with their avant garde metal sound and on the last 2 tracks Sturmgeist and The Fall Of Rome add their contributions to the songs and add in more martial and neo folk elements/
Solefald continue the avant garde approach of previous albums while also cutting back on the black metal parts to focus more on a heavy and experimental sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover Norse Mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Solefald and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Det Siste Landskap" and "Norskdom". 8 out 10/