“Solace In Solitude” is the long-awaited debut full length album from South African Groove Metal band Sunken State. Exploring themes of inhuman behaviour and cruelty to the planet the band uses groovy riffs and intense melodic phrasing to create heavy yet catchy Modern Groove Metal.
More info about Sunken State
Sunken State formed in 2018 in Johannesburg and have been perfecting their sound ever since. Their debut EP titled Enter the Grey was released August 2019, followed by the single “This Is the End” in March 2020, which US tastemaker metal site No Clean Singing described as “vicious, brutal music to be sure, but still manages to be catchy”.
The band is known for their tight, high-energy on-stage performances and have been gaining a lot of traction in the South African metal scene playing high profile shows including the South African Metal Awards and opening for The Black Dahlia Murder at RAMFest in 2020.
I have to admit that I’m looking forward to blasting this album at full volume to get my metal fix. I’m curious to find out when these okes will be playing a live show in Pretoria. Hopefully that happens in the near future. I need my live metal fix for 2021.
You can download / stream “Solace in Solitude” HERE.
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