Decibel Magazine has premiered Genetically Engineered to Enslave, the forthcoming album from New Hampshire-based melodic blackened death metal band SOLIUM FATALIS.
The fourth album from SOLIUM FATALIS features guest appearances by members of CRYPTOPSY and CHTHE’ILIST, and a ripping cover of EPIDEMIC’s “Factor Red.” SOLIUM FATALIS will release Genetically Engineered to Enslave on October 13.
Pre-order packages are open now, including a special limited edition (only 25 available) package that not only includes a deluxe version of the CD that comes in an authentic band-signed/numbered police evidence bag, but also the digital download of the album, patch, sticker, guitar picks, and wall tapestry!
SOLIUM FATALIS‘ brand of extreme metal began with the self-titled independent release of their 2013 full length debut album featuring production by Fredrik Nordstrom (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR) and stunning artwork by Seth Siro Anton (EXODUS, PARADISE LOST, SEPTICFLESH).
Not ones to sit idle for long, the band quickly released 2015’s The Undying Season which was a clear evolution of the band’s sound. With production by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY, THE AGONIST, NEURAXIS) and artwork by French artist Pierre-Alain D.@3mmi, both of whom have gone on to become Solium’s regular artist and engineer for the bands 2016 release Neuronic Saw and now for their fourth album they bring over 10 tracks and 40 minutes of music for 2018.
Genetically Engineered to Enslave features guest vocals by Matt McGachy (CRYPTOPSY) and Haydee Irizarry (CARNIVORA) as well as a guest guitar solo by Phil Tougas (FIRST FRAGMENT, CHTHE’ILIST) and features a concept throughout the record regarding genetic engineering and artificial intelligence.
The band features Jeff DeMarco on Bass and Vocals, Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers on guitars and Jeff Saltzman on drums, the alchemy of which has created a whirlwind of blackened death metal that has become an unparalleled dynamic force in studio as well as live on their multiple tours.
“Solium Fatalis unleash ripping melodic death metal.“
“Snappy skull-splintering death metal.”
– Toilet ov Hell
“Every note, every scream/growl, every snare hit…everything they write and play has a purpose and not one second is filler or wasted.” (9/10)
– Metal Temple
“Solium Fatalis are about to show that they are one of the finest upcoming Blackened Death Metal acts in the world, with nothing but pure crushing riffs and the utter-violence that is Genetically Engineered to Enslave.”
– Overdrive Music Magazine
“The album rips with aggression and pure calamity!”
– Skulls N Bones
“If you like Melodic Death Metal with incredibly tight production and musicianship this is most probably perfect for you. It is groovy, tight and heavy as hell!”
“Massive, brutal, rhythmic power!”
– No Clean Singing
“Genetically Engineered to Enslave is a concept album about genetic engineering and artificial intelligence and contains ten pounding death metal tracks lasting 40 minutes.”
– Lords of Metal
“If you’re looking for ten tons of death groove that when played loud enough could probably cause glass to break, you’re going to be interested in checking this one out.”
– The Grim Tower
“While there are moments of sheer oppression on the album, owing to the heaviness of the sound, it’s still musical in its extreme nature and should definitely keep many a death metal fan happy.”
– Ave Noctum
“The spectrum of melodic death metal can be a glossy affair or a gritty and Solium Fatalis defy the opposition and go for both. They’ve got their own thing going on and they couldn’t be in a better place with this album.”