Soliloquium are a band from Sweden that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Contemplations" which will be released in June by Transcending Records.
Clean playing starts off the album before going into a heavier doom metal direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly death metal growls as well as the solos and leads being done in a very depressive yet melodic style.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while black metal screams are also added into certain sections of the recording along with some clear vocals also being used at times as well as clean guitars also being utilized on some of the later tracks, one of the songs is all instrumental and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid tempo direction,
Soliloquium creates another recording that remains true to their melodic mixture of doom and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover humanity, depression and personal struggle themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Soliloquium and if you are a fan of melodic doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chains" "Unfulfilling Prophecy" and "Wanderlust". 8 out of 10.