Solus are a solo project from Hungary that plays an ambient form of black metal and this is a review of his self titled 2015 album which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Productions, Dark East Productions and Metal Throne Productions.
A very dark, atmospheric and ambient black metal sound starts off the album along with both the guitars and synths being very dominant and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the vocals are done in mostly high pitched screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
You can hear a great amount of modern atmospheric black metal elements in the bands musical style and the screams also get depressive and grim at times and as the album progresses the music starts to speed up at times and brings in blast beats and a more raw style of the genre and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are utilized they bring more melodies onto the recording and one track also brings in a brief use of clean playing and the album closes with an ambient instrumental.
Solus plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very raw and atmospheric and also mixes in a great amount of ambient elements to create a very emotional approach to the genre, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Hungarian and English and cover nature, philosophy and death themes.
In my opinion Solus are a very great sounding ambient black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Visszateres" and "Path Of Wisdom". 8 out of 10.