|Review: Sol - Let There Be A Massacre|
|Let There Be A Massacre|
Label: Van Records
Year released: 2007
Review online: November 20, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Let There Be A Massacre
Hmmm, yet another release from Van I don't care for. Sol are certainly interesting, and I can see what they are trying to do, but the combination of folk instrumentation with Black and Doom/Death does not really work in this case. Sol go for a general depressive BM sound, with drawn-out riffs and gargle/howl vocals. Some of the melodies are good, but to often this comes across as just noise, without enough melodic ideas to sustain it. Plus the extensive use of the accordion just does not fly, especially on the closing track "Apocalypse", which is just acoustic plucking along with concertina playing that sounds like something you'd hear at an Italian restaurant. I can't say this band is terrible, and fans of more avant-garde styles of metal may dig it more than me. But this is a very experimental sound, and some experiments fail.
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