Solefald’s 1999 release Neonism available on vinyl for the first time on this 2017 Peaceville label pressing.
– the name taken from the Old Norse word for ‘sunset’ – was formed in
Norway by members Lars Are “Lazare” Nedland and Cornelius Jakhelln in
1995. Possessing a strong penchant for experimentation, Solefald were
classified as avant-garde black metal.
Neonism was originally
released in 1999 and ventured even further into the realms of genre
expanding diversity than the band’s debut album (1997’s The Linear
Scaffold) in what could be classified as an early example of ‘post black
metal’. Prog metal, black metal, punk, classical, jazz, as well as
multiple modern styles and influences such as drum & bass and
electronica were combined to make an incredibly varied album both
instrumentally and vocally. Lyrically the album deals with cultural and
social themes, instead of more typical Black Metal topics. This wholly
unconventional approach to songwriting marks Solefald out as a
completely unique band in the Metal field.
Double vinyl edition in gatefold sleeve.