Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Solstice - Solstice (1992)

Country: United States
Genre: Death/Thrash

Probably one of the criminally overlooked bands in all of old school death metal history. The songwriting here is extremely tight (no doubt thanks to death metal guitarist wunderkind Rob Barret) and the drumming in particular is just fucking pummeling. These guys keep the pace at "BLITZKREIG" throughout most of this album's running time and it really does make you admire their dexterity as well as technical skill. Rob Barret also performs vocals on this, and unlike pretty much all the other death metal bands at that time, his delivery was more of a rasp which definitely gave Solstice an identity of their own. This is a must have!

Cleansed of Impurity

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