SOLIS OCCASUM “Unholy Faces of Dead”
Symbol of Domination Prod.
On the second album Alexey Denisov demonstrates that black metal music still have exponents in the rawest side of the genre.
Coming from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia this obscured one-man project delivers high doses of painful tunes and sharp atmospheres. All tracks sound primitive, dirty and direct to the skull, if you know what I mean. Of course, this album has many influences from many sources, and keeps the essence of darkness intact in every guitar riff. As you can imagine, this is black metal in the vein of old big names in Nordic area, and it’s nothing I haven’t heard before, but simply seems like Alexey don’t want to move anything from the original style and delivers authentic darkness through sharp compositions and ominous miasmas. This is highly recommended for those who still are into the most insane, raw and pure form of black metal genre, from the top of the world, literally. – Victor Varas