Solipsism are a band from Slovakia that plays a negative form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Trhliny v (ne)skutočnosti (The Ruptures in (Un)Reality)" which will be released on March 15th by Sun & Moon Records.
Acoustic guitars and fire burning sounds start off the album while keyboards can also be heard briefly before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some keyboards and acoustic guitars also returning on some of the later tracks, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and a couple of track also introducing whispered vocals and spoken word parts onto the recording.
Solipsism plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic, atmospheric and old school sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Slovakian and cover negativity themes.
In my opinion Solipsism are a very great sounding negative black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Posledny nech zhasne" and "Ozveny buducnosti". 8 out of 10.