Solaris are a new Swedish progressive death/thrash band and “Shadow Walk With Me” is their debut EP offering.
Things begin with a bizarre intro that sounds like pipes being used for percussion before a fast and thrashing style is adopted. Vocally things have a hardcore like aggression and musically things are abrasive, flowing and speedy, with a hint of melodic undertone and lashings of technical prowess in the form of wandering guitar solos.
Listening to the vocals puts me in mind of the now defunct UK band Send More Paramedics whilst the bands sound is an often intense and hard hitting deathly thrash onslaught, with more milder and melodic passages as well as slower and more calculating moods.
Its certainly an enjoyable debut, a decent blend of old school influences and modern sounds. Whilst not yet the finished article this band shows promise.