The sequel to RED FOR FIRE: AN ICELANDIC ODYSSEY PART I, BLACK FOR DEATH finds the Norwegian metal duo Solefald stretching their stylistic wings per usual. Incorporating elements of industrial, dance, electronica, ambient, and progressive metal into their goth-tinged style, Solefald create a sound that exhibits an unusual structural and musical sophistication. Lyrically too, Solefald veer away from traditional metal subject matter, addressing a wide range of topics with sharp insight (one of the band members is also a published poet). The colossal and complex soundscapes on BLACK FOR DEATH, meant to evoke the expanses of Iceland, offer plenty of sonic grist for those who like their music both brainy and heavy.
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