Solstice – White Horse Hill (Review)

Solstice – White Horse Hill (2018)

Unless your veins run with the blood of a coward you would do well to check out White Horse Hill, the 2018 comeback album from the UK’s Solstice. And fans of early Manowar and Candlemass should consider it essential. It’s confident, bracing stuff with riffs that power like mighty oars, harmonies that sound like they’re heading out on a quest and declamatory vocals that get the pecs swelling with pride. The folky strum of For All Days & For None is a mid-album lull and a penchant for rustic interludes hampers the pacing a touch but To Sol A Thane, Under The Waves Lie Our Dead and the title-track are glorious, bearing the weight of the album like mighty pillars.

HMO Rating: 4 Out Of 5

Extra points for a beautiful digipak!

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18 thoughts on “Solstice – White Horse Hill (Review)”

  1. Aagghh! This is the second time you’ve mentioned this causing me to need to hear it, and the second time I can’t find it on stupid Spotify. I’m too Luddite-leaning to figure out how I can listen loud in the car via YouTube during my commute. Maybe I’ll just have to buy the gosh darn thing unheard…

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