Solefald are a band from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and plays an avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "World Metal, Kosmopolis Sud" which was released by Indie Recordings.
Keyboards and programmed beats starts off the album along with some clean singing vocals along with some spoken word parts that are done in a grim fashion and a few seconds later heavy guitars are added onto the recording which also leads up to some black metal screams and elements of electronic music.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with a good portion of the tracks being very long and epic in length and at times tribal beats can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with some of the tracks also bringing in small amounts of acoustic and classical guitars.
When solos and leads are utilized they add more of a melodic sound to the songs they are utilized on and some of the tracks also b ring in a small amount of death metal growls and there are a lot of world music elements being utilized throughout the recording and the album sticks to mostly a slow to mid paced musical direction while also still being very diverse all at the same time and one of the tracks also brings in a small amount of blast beats.
Solefald creates an album that is very diverse taking the avant garde black metal sound of early releases and expanding on it by adding in a variety of many different electronic and world music elements to make their musical style sound more up to date in 2015, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Social Commentary/Satire, Stream of Consciosness and Mythology.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Solefald and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Germanic Entity" "Future Universal histories" and "Oslo Melancholy". 8 out of 10.