Norwegian Horror Thrashers Critical Solution are back with a new album: “Barbara the Witch” will be released on April 28th, 2017, via Crime Records! The band's third full-length is a concept album based on a true story from their hometown Helleland which took place in the 1600s. Recorded at Sonic Train Studios with producer Andy La Rocque at the helm, this is the most horror filled album they have ever made, garnished with an amazing cover artwork by Mario Lopez. The story lines are narrated by “The God of Hellfire” Arthur Brown, and the album will be released as a digipack including a bonus disc entitled “Covers From Hell”.
This collection can truly be called 'The Ultimate Collection' since it contains all the tracks they ever released. On this collection each track can be found as either a studio recording or a live recording.Disc one contains the complete debut album with some tracks from the second and third album. This disc gives the best example of how good Solution is. At their best they make progressive, jazzy music with references to Soft Machine and Supersister. The music is mainly instrumental with few vocals. But when they sing it sounds very nice. Disc two is less interesting. It starts good with a remaining track from 'Cordon Bleu', but with the fourth album Solution made more mainstream music. Most progressive music lovers will loose interest here.
The second part of "Nightmare in the waking state" concept of the Swedish Death Metal Group Solution .45. Christian Älvestam (Miseration, Torchbearer, UNMOORED, ex-Scar Symmetry) and Co. skilfully combine brutal riffs with melancholic passages and grandiose hooks.
Nightmares in the Waking State - Part I is the second studio album by Swedish metal band Solution .45. It turned out to be a monstrous project to assemble and the most complex and most challenging mixing task to date for everyone involved. The new direction contained all the ingredients “For Aeons Past” was known for but with added groove, aggression and darker elements. A dynamic journey from soft moody parts to soaring aggressive, darker elements. “Nightmares In The Waking State - Part I” is again a lesson in modern metal taught by the same people that helped write the book on the genre: crushing mammoth riffs, melancholic passages, infectious hooks, and blistering solos.
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly remastered edition of the classic self-titled debut album by the legendary Dutch Progressive Jazz Rock group Solution. Solution formed in Groningen, Holland in 1968. Featuring a line-up of Tom Barlage (saxophone/flute), Willem Ennes (keyboards), Peter Van De Sande (bass guitar, vocals) and Hans Waterman (drums), the band recorded their debut album for Dutch EMI label Catfish in May 1971. A fine work, Solution’s music was a Progressive Rock and Jazz fusion that took influences from contemporaries such as Soft Machine, but was uniquely their own…
Solution Live. 1983 Dutch only 14-track double vinyl LP recorded live in Febuary 1983 in Holland. Reissue in 1991 (12 tracks).
Like if the preceding album "Fully Interlocking" was not accessible and pop enough, the band here REALLY made a serious attempt to be on the radio broadcast level. You know what, their formula really works for me: tons of pleasant, joyful songs full of lead & backing vocals, saxes, woodwinds instruments, rythmic keyboards. The songs are very very catchy and addictive.