[Reviewed by: Iaha Crax]
Some graveyard in the rain is a sad image because it recalls us of tears, but a white graveyard is always soothing for the heart. We’ve been cuddled in white at birth that is why heaven, which is solely the remembering of childhood is white to imagination and the first snow brings to memory the single moments in life when we feared nothing.
As I ponder on this reflection of a passage stolen from a great epic American novel, the album of the Belgian project Soul Dissolution discloses vivid emotions more typical to a certain disposition common to the feeling we call nostalgia, which means in fact a suffering manifested by those who wonder far from home. A habit of nature makes us to become what we are listening to and in case music suits our personal expectations we may open even more to receive the melody. Or people only see what they are prepared to see (Ralph Waldo Emerson), such that heaven takes its colours depending on one’s strabismus.
Two enchanting songs compose the last EP offered by Soul Dissolution. In the past “Pale Distant Light” (2016) and “Stardust” (2018) were much appreciated albums. Although the cadence of melody reminded me the more vicious act Forgotten Tomb, “Winter Contemplations” displays a generous way of looking at the world, embracing a docile often recluse and detached perspective that translates into a meditative approach on post-metal, a poetical imbued atmosphere expressed through a serenity which is to be found in romantic poetry.
“Winter Contemplations” has appeared in November 2020 at Viridian Flame Records, a young label from Belgium.