Eye of Solitude - Slaves to Solitude (2018)


Fronted by Daniel Neagoe (Clouds, Shape of Despair), today we have Funeral Doom outfit Eye of Solitude and their latest opus “Slaves to Solitude”. Just fresh from their North American West Coast mini-tour, this band unleashes one of the most misery inducing Funeral Doom releases of the last few years. Up with Mournful Congregation, Clouds, and Shape of Despair, this band creates uniquely melancholic crushing songs that will extinguish your will to live.

The album kicks off with the dreamy “The Blind Earth”, a song that takes a while to build up, but once it reaches the 7 minute mark it becomes increasingly punishing. Daniel’s inhuman growls perfectly complement the bleak and desolate atmosphere created. With Mark Antoniades and Steffan Gough handling the guitar dutties, tracks like “Still Descending” perfectly deliver that brilliant Doomy sound of weeping guitars and well-timed heavy riffs.

Slowly setting the mood with eerie atmospherics and spoken vocals, “Confinement” delivers waves of crushing growls and dissonant guitars. Crafting a very think and crushing atmosphere, this certainly a very powerful track. Our personal favorite is the harrowing “The Cold Grip of Time”. Brilliantly contrasting melancholic keyboards with a very bleak tempo and pummeling riffs, this track is definitely one of the most memorable the band has ever released.

Saving the heaviest track for last, “Boundless Silence” features pummeling drumming and very intense atmospherics, closing off this release in a very energetic and harsh way, feeling the despair and restlessness of this tune. Overall, “Slaves to Solitude” is one powerful release that showcases the endless talent and songwriting capabilities of Daniel Neagoe and company. Constantly evolving and improving with each release, Eye of Solitude is definitely a band to keep an eye out for.

Bands: Eye of Solitude Album: Slaves to Solitude

Label: Self-Released

Release: May 11th, 2018 - Digital / June 1st, 2018 - Physical

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Genre: Funeral Doom Metal

Country: UK

Rating: 91/100

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