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Review: In Solitude - The World.The Flesh.The Devil
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The World.The Flesh.The Devil

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 57:39
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: January 13, 2012
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
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The World.The Flesh.The Devil

Rated 4.53/5 (90.53%) (19 Votes)
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In Solitude are a fucking cool band, so unashamedly old school without the slightest in pretention and they don't do it because it's cool. These guys play hard, and they play like they mean it. The World.The Flesh.The Devil packs eight dusty, cobweb-covered odes to all things Satan and the occult, played with the kind of mystical magic rarely found outside of the 80's.

Shades of Sabbath, Mercyful Fate, and Iron Maiden can be heard throughout The World.The Flesh.The Devil. The album is all about the power of the riff, and across the eight ornate offerings we see In Solitude assert their authority; proudly flying the flag of heavy metal the way it was presented all those years ago. As I've said before, riffs galore, and these are of the ancient kind, wielding a creepy edge; certainly the kind off stuff that would scare away your average poser.

The production has a perfectly wizened feel, which remains touch with their influences without sounding at all outdated. The vocals are great, nothing too flashy or in your face; perfect for the music on show. The rhythm section sounds just fine, with great clarity, and the guitar tone is ideal. There isn't really a lot left to say, it would be pointless to name standout tracks because all of them are nigh on flawless, and I hate to sound like one of "those guys" but if you want an album to place on the shelf alongside your 80's classics then The World. The Flesh.The Devil is completely worthy of place. Absolute magic.

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