When stranded in a room without a light and only the most tranquil of noises, Solace is considerably your one true friend. The New Zealand post-rock group Jakob inspire both hopelessness and mystery in the hearts of many via haunting, lush soundscapes which would've lost their spark had this album contained any traces of singing or growls. These seven tracks alone are enough to shatter the dreams of people by explaining to them how grim reality is without any audible words. Jakob sought to create a masterpiece wallowing in despair and barely reaching an in-your-face motif, and they pulled it all off beautifully.
A little less melodic than their previous efforts, Jakob's third opus Solace is nonetheless darker, moodier, and more intense. Tracks like Pneumonia will surely remind people of ISIS' heavier songs, while Lonesome and Safety In Numbers sees our Kiwi friends try to reach for your deepest emotions. A fantastic album.