Suffering In Solitude are a band from California that plays a very depressive form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "A Place Apart" which was released by Domestic Genocide.
Once the album starts acoustic guitars come in and bring a post rock feeling to the album and a minute later melodic guitar leads start becoming a part of the mix, once the album goes into the second song heavy guitar riffs that also use melody and drums start to take over which then takes the music into a faster black metal direction as well as mixing in slower parts to make the album more diverse and you can also hear clean parts and bass guitars being added in as well as post metal style guitar leads.
As the album moves on the music starts getting more experimental as well as mixing in depressive black metal screams along with some more progressive elements, another strong element the music has is when it goes back to acoustic guitars and then returns back to a faster direction along with some blast beats as well as mixing in slower modern black metal riffing, and when the blast beats come out they really make the album stand out.
By the time the album hits the fourth song you can hear a small amount of military style drums being mixed in with the slower parts as well as an atmospheric background which really brings out the sorrow and depression of the recording and it also evokes a psychedelic feeling which you can hear in the synths which are utilized on some of the songs, and the album has a mixture of instrumentals and regular songs with the whole recording being slightly under 30 minutes.
Once we get the last song song acoustic guitars bring a very powerful beginning before adding in depressive post rock synths along with some grim screams as well as some melodic clean singing to bring a perfect ending to the album.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very heavy and dark sound along with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix and adding more power to the guitars and vocals.
In my opinion Suffering In Solitude are a very great sounding depressive, post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Exit (Time Lost)" and "Placed Apart". RECOMMENDED BUY.