Sólstafir - Köld



8.6 | 163 votes |
Release date: 21 January 2009
Style: Post-rock

Owners:

173 have it
36 want it


01. 78 Days In The Desert
02. Köld
03. Pale Rider
04. She Destroys Again
05. Necrologue
06. World Void Of Souls
07. Love Is The Devil (And I Am In Love)
08. Goddess Of The Ages

Top 20 albums of 2009: 12

Additional info
Recorded in Göteborg, Sweden in Music-A-Matic Studio

Guest review by
flamey
Rating:
8.0
It was not long ago that I discovered Sólstafir, who come from the cold plains of Iceland. When I first heard their name I thought they were a pure black/viking metal band, which, at least based on their latest two efforts, is terribly wrong. I decided to give them a listen eventually, and hell it wasn't a mistake at all. I just pity myself that I missed out on them for so long.

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published 27.04.2009 | Comments (14)

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02.01.2011 - 01:23
Rating: 10
CrippledReverend

Posts: 108
From: Czech Republic

Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 10
Atmosphere: 10
Melody: 9
Originality: 9
Production: 10
CD Covers: 9

Best Songs:
02. Köld
04. She Destroys Again
05. Necrologue
07. Love Is The Devil (And I Am In Love)
08. Goddess Of The Ages
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09.02.2011 - 23:50
Mikrokosmos
Account deleted
I saw that band live (along with Mar De Grises and Swallow The Sun) and I have to admit I didn't like it much. but it sounds better on cd.
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11.05.2014 - 19:36
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19155
From: UK

I need to stop forgetting how flipping fantastic this record is.
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11.05.2014 - 20:32
Rating: 9
Alex F

Posts: 3039


Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.05.2014 at 19:36

I need to stop forgetting how flipping fantastic this record is.

You do. And the follow up is quite amazing as well
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11.05.2014 - 20:33
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19155
From: UK

Written by Alex F on 11.05.2014 at 20:32

You do. And the follow up is quite amazing as well

I've never really given that one a go, only this one and Masterpiece of Bitterness. I'll definitely have a listen before I see them at Hellfest though.
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31.10.2014 - 10:10
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry

Posts: 667


This is called boring...
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31.01.2015 - 16:07
Fallen Ghost
Metal & Beer

Posts: 573
From: Norway

A great album, saw them first time in May last year, had just heard of the name but never listened to them. I think it's the first time I got mind blown by a band I didn't know one single song from! So good, so haunting, so emotional
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Haters gonna hate, and ainters gonna aint
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17.10.2015 - 04:39
Gurablashta

Posts: 27
From: UK

I like to consider myself a manly man, yet everytime I listen to Kold I end up in tears...something that has never happened with ANY other metal band I've listened to. Been listening to metal for 12 years and would never classify it as beautiful, but Solstafir definitely defy expectations.. I'd love to see them live...
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06.02.2016 - 01:15
Rating: 8
Maco

Posts: 1385
From: Peru

The album has some moments where it drags a lot, especially in World Void Of Souls.
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I'm derp.
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15.06.2016 - 21:42
TrueMetalJope

Posts: 1284
From: Finland

Very weak album IMO, but at the same time it's interesting for the sake of hearing the development of the band's sound. So I must say I highly prefer the album before and the album following this.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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16.06.2016 - 01:11
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by TrueMetalJope on 15.06.2016 at 21:42

Very weak album IMO

Pale Rider and Goddess Of The Ages are two of their best songs, and they always end shows with the latter. The album is a bit uneven though.
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16.06.2016 - 02:20
Vombatus
Potorro

Posts: 2011
From: Spain

For me, the band achieved with Kold the perfect balance between the old and new sound which possibly makes it overall their most solid release. I'd still have a hard time choose my favorite album, as all have their own level of awesomeness (except maybe Otta, clearly their weakest).
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09.09.2016 - 03:12
Rating: 8
Maco

Posts: 1385
From: Peru

Otta rules, what you talkin' 'bout Willis?
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I'm derp.
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