One of my favourite unsung heroes of unique music come back with an album even more complex and quirky than their previous effort. SOLEFALD can not be categorized. All I can say is that it's part Black Metal, Jazz, electronic, Industrial and then some and you put it in a blender and hit the puree button.
In just two years the dynamic duo comprised of Lazare also in BORKNAGAR and Cornelius whipped up another amazing album that would take me a lifetime to try to create. "Nutrisco" is a mellow number that mixes Jazz with Egyptian sounds and Metal. "Mont Blanc" mixes straight forward Metal with Black Metal and progressive keyboard playing giving it that vintage 70's feel. SOLEFALD provide plenty of twists and turns from beginning to end making this an enjoyable CD.
The band pushes the envelope by breaking barriers of what Black Metal should sound like. It's artistic and adventurous. What makes this CD even crazier is that it's sung in four languages: English, Norwegian, German and French. While not for most people, if you want to try something new and refreshing that will challenge your mind musically, you have come to the right place. (Online July 10, 2003)