Koen B. : Promptly after recording their second opus 'Utopia Reborn', Solace Of Requiem embarked on several tours in the United States and in Europe and regrettably had to face some line-up changes. Their deal with Ruptured Silence Records came to an end and since then the band has eagerly been trying to find a suitable label to release their third effort 'The Great Awakening', but no luck so far and therefore the band decided to self release it later this year.
Solace Of Requiem has just returned from the "Resurrected In Europe Tour 2010” with Resurrection but unfortunately I missed out because 'The Great Awakening' has once more become a great output for this great technical death metal band. I am surprised why no record company wants to make them an offer after listening to this fine piece of death metal ridden with thrash metal hatred that will pound your ears with fast paced and mid tempo excruciating riffs, fills and growls.
Of course you won't be able to find this one in stores but if you like well produced (thank you Andy Classen!) well performed and well written death metal tunes, check out Solace Of Requiem's webstore and support the American underground!