Belgium's Soul Dissolution have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of post black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Winter Contemplations" which will be released in November by Viridian Flame Records.
Nature sounds start off the ep before going into a heavier musical direction while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style and both of their tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Elements of post rock are also utilized throughout the recording while clean playing can also be heard on both of the tracks. The music also has its atmospheric moments along with some synths also being introduced on the second song and most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo style as well as some blast beats and tremolo picking also being used towards the end which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
On this recording Soul Dissolution remains true to the atmospheric style of post black metal that was established on previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover snowy landscapes, raging blizzards, regret and purgatory themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Soul Dissolution and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Where the Clouds Stand Still". 8 out of 10.