Solstice (USA-FL)   Solstice
4.0
excellent
Ranking: #68 for 1992

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4.0 excellentThe way of the riff | June 2nd 17

Ripping Corpse, Demolition Hammer, Sepultura, and friends came close to making the definitive tightrope walker of the death and thrash metal realms, and then there's Solstice's self-titled album. Filled to the brim with death metal drumming (from constant triplet patterns to blast beats), vocals that are too vicious to be considered just thrash barks, and violent, razor sharp riffs and thrashy tempos, this may perhaps be the quintessential album that displays the defining traits of thrash and death metal on full display, and it handles these ambitions with ease. "Transmorgified," "Plasticized," and "Aberration" are the most violent, death metal like songs here with their various riff changes and plentiful blast beats, and "Eternal Walking" and "Netherworld" showcase atmosphere and brutal riffs and drumming without coming off stale or monotonous. Easily comparable to both genre's best works, Solstice is a shockingly unknown yet brilliant album that gives thrash and death metal a good name.

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4.5 superbB R A N D O N S C O T T CONTRIBUTOR | February 3rd 11

FUCKING EXCELLENT RECORD. It's beyond me how these guys didn't up blow up with the rest of Floridian death metal scene in the early 90's, Solstice's first self-titled effort easily holds its ground against any classic produced from that time period. This album is basically just the complete package; absolutely crushing guitar riffs, killer solos, (two guest solos from the famous James Murphy!) along with great, technical drumming and some vocals that actually manage to stand out from the pack. Highly recommended!

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