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In Vain - Solemn



8 | 149 votes |
Release date: 19 April 2024
Style: Progressive death metal

Owners:

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47 want it


01. Shadows Flap Their Black Wings
02. To The Gallows
03. Season Of Unrest
04. At The Going Down Of The Sun
05. Where The Winds Meet
06. Beyond The Pale
07. Blood Makes The Grass Grow
08. Eternal Waves
09. Watch For Me On The Mountain

Top 20 albums of 2024: 10

Additional info
Mixed at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.


Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.3
‘Solemn’ is a word with two rather distinct meanings: ‘solemn’, as in grand, ceremonial and majestic; and ‘solemn’, as in sombre, pensive or dour. The regal figure depicted on Solemn’s cover art indicates that In Vain may be intending to evoke the former meaning, and the music contained within Solemn very much supports this.

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published 30.04.2024 | Comments (0)

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Comments: 14   Visited by: 240 users
21.04.2024 - 21:17
Rating: 8
ChrisWinther94
This is my kind of music! Never really listened to these guys before even though I always knew they existed. Guess I'm in for quite journey



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22.04.2024 - 23:54
Liafev
I'm surprised not to see a review for this one yet, I thought In Vain was considered top tier prog / melo death, similar to Be'lakor. This one didn't wow me on first listen, but neither did Currents, it took many listens for it to grow on me back then. I don't think it'll reach the peaks of Ænigma for me, but it still seems to be a very good album from these guys.
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23.04.2024 - 01:36
Rating: 8
Guib
Thrash Talker
Great album... And man.. That Sax break in Season Of Unrest and the way it bleeds in with the vocals coming back, how fucking amazing was that?
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23.04.2024 - 07:33
Rating: 8
musclassia
Staff
Written by Liafev on 22.04.2024 at 23:54

I'm surprised not to see a review for this one yet


We didn't get sent a promo copy of the album, and several albums I'm planning to review (including this one) were released this weekend while my laptop was at a repair shop, so it may take a few more days until one is up, but it is in the pipeline
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23.04.2024 - 09:33
Rating: 10
Written by Liafev on 22.04.2024 at 23:54

I'm surprised not to see a review for this one yet, I thought In Vain was considered top tier prog / melo death, similar to Be'lakor. This one didn't wow me on first listen, but neither did Currents, it took many listens for it to grow on me back then. I don't think it'll reach the peaks of Ænigma for me, but it still seems to be a very good album from these guys.


Big in Vain fan over here, it took me around 8 full spins to fully appreciate this new one. Now its my favorite release of the year so far.
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23.04.2024 - 10:29
Liafev
Written by musclassia on 23.04.2024 at 07:33

We didn't get sent a promo copy of the album, and several albums I'm planning to review (including this one) were released this weekend while my laptop was at a repair shop, so it may take a few more days until one is up, but it is in the pipeline

Glad to know, looking forward to it


Written by JeroenKuiperij on 23.04.2024 at 09:33

Big in Vain fan over here, it took me around 8 full spins to fully appreciate this new one. Now its my favorite release of the year so far.

Great! Will definitely give it more spins then .
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23.04.2024 - 13:44
Rating: 7
terroriser
Nothing special here. Not bad, not great.
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23.04.2024 - 14:06
Rating: 7
Samot
Band with great technique and feeling. vocals alternating perfectly remmember a little VIntersorg for me. Great album
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23.04.2024 - 22:46
skeksis25
It's an excellent record
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24.04.2024 - 12:42
Rating: 8
miekka18
Album of the year material but not quite there
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25.04.2024 - 14:23
Rating: 6
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Contributor
I've been struggling with this one tbh, sure it's not badly made, there's certainly a few interesting moments (the last track especially, it's by far the strongest track), the production is more or less spot on, and I can't fault the musicianship in anyway, but there's still nothing I really find all that enjoyable or satisfying about it. I too often find the songwriting kinda bland, and there's certainly not enough to justify the album's length here for me here.
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02.05.2024 - 10:13
Rating: 8
X-FrEaK
Written by miekka18 on 24.04.2024 at 12:42

Album of the year material but not quite there.


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02.05.2024 - 17:00
Rating: 8
chomskeet
These guys can definitely still write a great hook
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19.05.2024 - 18:44
Rating: 10
Album of the year contender for me. I couldn't find anything bad or mediocre about this album. Absolutely great stuff.
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