Totalselfhatred are a band from Finland that plays a depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Solitude" which will be released in April by Osmose Productions.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album along with some depressive black metal screams being added onto the recording a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier musical direction while the solos and leads a re done in a very melodic and atmospheric fashion.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as the songs also mixing in elements of doom and post metal and the tracks also bring in a great amount of clean playing and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard.
Totalselfhatred plays a style of black metal that is very depressive, atmospheric and melancholic sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, pain, darkness, misanthropy, and hopelessness themes.
In my opinion Totalselfhatred are a very great sounding depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cold Numbness" and "Black Infinity". 8 out of 10.