Shroud Of Winter / Solstice Eclipse
Album: Solstice Eclipse   Collection:General
Artist:Shroud Of Winter   Added:Jan 2012
Label:Sonic Meditations  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-16 Pull Date: 2012-03-19 Charts: Loud, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 11 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22
Airplays: 5 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 26, 2012: maximum entropy
Solstice Eclipse
4. Mar 08, 2012: maximum entropy ii
The Way
2. Apr 07, 2012: Catharsis: zombies don't exist
Solstice Eclipse
5. Mar 07, 2012: maximum entropy
Solstice Eclipse
3. Mar 10, 2012: CATHARSIS
The Way
6. Mar 05, 2012: Ghost Trees
Lunar Halo

Album Review
D. Cannibal
Reviewed 2012-01-14
Andrew Plante (known for his main drone project under his surname) delves into black metal in this project, juxtaposing some harsh lo-fi riffs along with the spacious ambience. Xasthur, Mutiilation, and even Nadja come to mind when the guitars and drums come in; otherwise, morbid droning tones prevail. Bleak, bedroom black metal with an abundance of swirling guitar feedback and cassette tape hiss—perfect for late nights spent worshipping Satan.
Instrumental: therefore FCC clean.

1. (8:34) Dreamy, hovering chorus and synth ambience eventually segues into some morbid guitar droning. Then rumbling drums come in and the guitar plays a tremolo black metal riff.
2. (1:38) Thrashin’, headbanging black metal riffage; occult guitar noodling. Sounds like a teenager writing riffs in his garage, and I mean that in a good way.
3. (2:57) A single crescendoing tone of droning guitar feedback… snore
4. (3:07) Bleak, muffled minor key black metal with monotonous fast drumming

Track Listing
1. Solstice Eclipse   3. Lunar Halo
2. Forgotten Knowledge   4. The Way