In Solitude - Sister


8.2 | 88 votes |
Release date: 27 September 2013
Style: Heavy metal

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01. He Comes
02. Death Knows Where
03. Palid Hands
04. A Buried Sun
05. Lavender
06. Sister
07. Horse In The Ground
08. Inmost Nigredo

Line-up
Nils Pelle "Hornper" Åhman - vocals
Niklas Lindström - guitars
Henrik Palm - guitars
Uno "Piranha" Bruniusson - drums, percussion
Gottfrid Åhman - bass

Guest musicians
Pelle "P." Forsberg - guitars
Martin Konie Ehrencrona - vibraphone, piano, tone generator
Jarboe Living - additional vocals

Additional info
Produced by Martin Konie Ehrencrona.

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
8.5
Sister has something different to say about the heavy metal heritage it draws inspiration from. In their own unique way In Solitude involve themselves in the retro occult craze that seems to have taken over heavy metal lately, joining fellow Swedish bands Portrait, Enforcer and the most successful Ghost B.C., while not being as overtly "in your face" about it. Unlike Ghost B.C. these guys go about digging into the dark themes through music and music alone. Well, aside from the lyrics that is. They aren't as concerned with constructing an image around their music as much as making Sister the finely crafted exhibition of original heavy metal that it is.

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published 04.11.2013 | Comments (24)

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17.08.2013 - 19:52
Rating: 9
The Galactican
Oo, excited for this one.
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17.10.2013 - 20:32
Rating: 9
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Damn, at first I thought it was just a good album, but the more I listen to it, the more I like it. One of those albums that start growing on you with each spin. I found it more consistent than their previous albums, very solid. Seems like this band will do some more great stuff un the future.
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01.11.2013 - 17:11
Rating: 9
Paz
News Man
Essential listening for the fans of traditional metal.
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04.11.2013 - 22:01
Rating: 7
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
The vocals... not so good
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The Fangirl.
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27.11.2013 - 23:17
Rating: 10
DyingWorld
Best album I've heard all year. Other than the debut, I don't really hear much Mercyful Fate in this band. Even their last album struck me as something more original than the average retro-metal record. To me, "The World. The Flesh. The Devil." was more of an evolution for traditional metal. Now, "Sister" is probably less traditional to my ears. With all of the old school gothic influences, I think they're doing something very original right now. It isn't your typical "gothic metal" album as you couldn't really compare it to something like Type O Negative or anything else along those lines. I think these guys have really come into their own.
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01.12.2013 - 03:01
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
I think amazon sent me a Cure cd by mistake.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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06.01.2014 - 04:48
Rating: 9
The Galactican
Written by DyingWorld on 27.11.2013 at 23:17

Best album I've heard all year. Other than the debut, I don't really hear much Mercyful Fate in this band. Even their last album struck me as something more original than the average retro-metal record. To me, "The World. The Flesh. The Devil." was more of an evolution for traditional metal. Now, "Sister" is probably less traditional to my ears. With all of the old school gothic influences, I think they're doing something very original right now. It isn't your typical "gothic metal" album as you couldn't really compare it to something like Type O Negative or anything else along those lines. I think these guys have really come into their own.


At first I didn't care much for this release, but I decided to dust it off and give it another chance based on my love their first couple of releases, as well as all the super positive reviews showing up everywhere. I think you're spot on; this is less the Mercyful Fate sound of their early work (which I could listen to all day, personally) and more of a step towards an original voice. Gothy metal with very strong songwriting. I'm a fan all over again!
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25.01.2014 - 16:37
Night Sight
Their" the world the flesh the devil "was stronger , but i enjoy listening to their new album though
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Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
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02.10.2014 - 15:34
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
So psyched for seeing these guys live in a couple of hours together with Beastmilk. I just love this marriage of traditional heavy metal with post-punk and even some goth stuff like The Cure. Love it. It sounds so fresh despite the music and the influences being old.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.01.2016 - 12:49
Rating: 9
Paz
News Man
I regret that I failed to see them live

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22.02.2016 - 04:19
Maco
Handbanana
Anything remotely similar to this?
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I'm derp.
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04.12.2016 - 20:20
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Paz on 01.11.2013 at 17:11

Essential listening for the fans of traditional metal.

not a fan of traditional metal
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04.12.2016 - 21:47
Rating: 9
Paz
News Man
Written by VIG on 04.12.2016 at 20:20

not a fan of traditional metal

So do I. But it's more like The Clash gone heavy metal. I've never heard anything remotely like it...
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04.12.2016 - 23:03
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Paz on 04.12.2016 at 21:47

Written by VIG on 04.12.2016 at 20:20

not a fan of traditional metal

So do I. But it's more like The Clash gone heavy metal. I've never heard anything remotely like it...

not sure at all if i would like this or not.
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05.12.2016 - 00:22
Rating: 9
Paz
News Man
Written by VIG on 04.12.2016 at 23:03

not sure at all if i would like this or not.

Check out a song or two and you'll know everything
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08.12.2016 - 22:49
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Paz on 05.12.2016 at 00:22

Written by VIG on 04.12.2016 at 23:03

not sure at all if i would like this or not.

Check out a song or two and you'll know everything

This is actually really cool. Not like anything I've heard before. I like this a lot
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09.12.2016 - 08:04
Rating: 9
Paz
News Man
Written by VIG on 08.12.2016 at 22:49

This is actually really cool. Not like anything I've heard before. I like this a lot

Glad you enjoyed it!
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09.12.2016 - 14:34
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Paz on 09.12.2016 at 08:04

Written by VIG on 08.12.2016 at 22:49

This is actually really cool. Not like anything I've heard before. I like this a lot

Glad you enjoyed it!

Me too, thanks for the recommendation!
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30.08.2017 - 15:34
solar
This album art .. I've seen something very very similar somewhere else, probably another metal album. I just can't put my finger on it.

EDIT: Aha, I think I got it. It resembles the 'Face on Mars' - http://www.drraytalks.com/sites/drraytalks.com/files/Martian_face_viking_rotated.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydonia_(region_of_Mars)

EVEN MORE EDIT: AHA!! Found out what was bugging me. It definitely was an album art, on an album by Thy Catafalque. Link: http://metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=38796&band_id=4582&bandname=Thy+Catafalque
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31.08.2017 - 00:38
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Paz on 04.12.2016 at 21:47
So do I. But it's more like The Clash gone heavy metal. I've never heard anything remotely like it...

For me it's "The Cure covering Iron Maiden songs". Lovely album. Glad I managed to see them once before they disbanded, touring with this very album.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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31.08.2017 - 13:11
Darkside Momo
Retired
Missed this when it was released, and discovering it only now. I must say I'm really impressed.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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