Morbid, bleak and melodic is the perfect way to describe the black metal powerhouse that is Soul Dissolution.

Hailing from Belgium, these guys already made waves with a demo in 2014, and then the record Pale Distant Light last year. Stardust picks up where that record left off, but with more attention to the melody of the riffs and overall song construction.

As usual, the lyrics are introspective and deep, touching on the type of issues Carl Sagan found fascinating. The title track and “Far Above The Boiling Sea Of Life” are amazing song titles, and equally good songs. Each track on the album holds the listener’s attention with its melody and brutality, and offers something memorable to the record as a whole.

This is recommended for anyone who likes atmospheric black metal and wants to hear something bleak and beautiful.

Purchase the album here. 


Addison is a Denver-based writer who focuses on metal, cannabis, underground music and LGBTQ issues. She has also written a book, Wicked Woman: Women in Metal From the 1960s to Now, which can be found here:

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