With their own style pretty well settled, and amazingly built at the core of their own salutary organic rhythmic patterns of highly skilled symmetry, Solace is an album astoundingly impressive for succeeding on its abilities concerning a solid convergence between undeniable fast rhythms, and a groundbreaking spiral of continually evolving harmonies, that disrupts the melodies while at the same time showcasing the tunes that amalgamates a curious crystal sound to their rapidly energetic fiercely grounded style of stepwise scale of poetic unbroken pace.
Making use of very well crafted, balanced and well-designed melodies, with a songwriting approach brilliantly shaped into a very distinctive sound, way more sophisticated than usual BM bands, without ever abdicating the lancinating device of very fast rhythms, Solace displays a very “progressive” approach to black metal, incredibly more detailed, symmetric, skillful and resourceful than usually expected, with the general outcome being a great masterpiece, very unique for the history of the genre, as a whole. Certainly a milestone that exhibits a fine trace in music writing, with exceedingly powerful tones, pulsating cadencies and overwhelming symmetries working at the core of amazingly crafted melodies – outlined at the pace of beautiful and groundbreaking guitar lines – Solace is a remarkable masterpiece, unexpectedly dense, while at the same time as fluid as an imposing realm of serenity, draining thoughts in the dawn from the darkness of an infinite night, to feed the soul of one’s existence.
Certainly a curious and intriguing milestone, that displays an impressive degree of remarkable musical abilities, and a groundbreaking creativity able to explore rhythmical possibilities, Solace, by Vinterbris, is an album that has everything to achieve cult status, and arise to be one of the most significant milestones of the genre. With a poetic approach that seemingly explores very well each and every guitar devices available, at times drawing influences from traditional heavy metal, but assimilating them and transforming it in accordance with their own style, Solace certainly is a remarkable, unbelievable and over-the-top creative work of art, that deserves to be considered one of the best releases of the year. So excellent, amazing, well-crafted, curiously intriguing and wonderfully beautiful, that is impossible not to like.