Sister, the third album from young Swedish heavy metal band In Solitude, captures the group as they step out of the shadows of their fore bearers to stake a claim on their own patch of darkness. No longer can they be pegged as a Mercyful Fate tribute band. Their last album, 2011’s The World, the Flesh, the Devil, was such a successful channeling of the classic early work of those Danes that it was eerie to behold. That prior album could only be heard in terms of heavy metal as defined in 1984. Sister, on the other hand, has inroads into goth, death rock, post-punk and more, and yet stays tremendously attached to its metal roots.
My review of Sister was posted at PopMatters this morning. I like it a lot.