Album Review: Purest of Pain – Solipsis

Purest of Pain


By Lindsay O’Connor

Melodic Death Metal outfit, Purest of Pain, is set to release a hell-of-a debut full-length on March 1st the album, Solipsis, was seven years in the making, and sees the Dutch quintet indulging in blackened Thrash, swimming melodies, and ambient groove. “Solipsis is a guitar-oriented record, and has been recorded as organic as possible,” said guitarist Merel Bechtold.

The follow up to the band’s 2011 Revelations in Obscurity EP, Solipsis presents a challenging and melancholic expanse of inspiring guitar solos and complex arrangements. Tracks like “Crown of Worms” showcase Purest of Pain’s fresh take on modern, Technical Death Metal, while tracks like “Terra Nil” pummel with unapologetic groove and a host of surprising and emotive elements that will assuredly distinguish the album as a hallmark in the band’s discography.

Solipsis was produced by Merel Bechtold and was recorded at Mantis Audio Studio; mastering was completed by Jens Jorgen (Opeth, Arch Enemy, Soilwork). You can grab a copy of this independent release over at the band’s official Website,

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