Metal Insider: ‘Endless Twilight of Codependent Love’ is a melancholy masterpiece
Iceland is home to many bands and musical acts and once boasted about having the “highest number of musicians” per capita. There are indeed so many great bands in Iceland, but none of them are as good as Solstafir. If you don’t believe me, after you listen to Endless Twilight of Codependent Love, you most definitely will.
If you are expecting a traditional song structure, you are going to be very surprised. Solstafir doesn’t really pay attention to the verse/chorus/verse structure that is often found in rock. Rather, as what many might call “post-rock,” these Icelanders don’t contain themselves to established norms. In fact, if you’re also looking for something “genre specific,” you might need to look elsewhere as well, but you probably shouldn’t abandon these guys so quickly because the reality of their experiences influences their sound just so profusely that you can’t help but stop and take notice. And definitely don’t mistake a lack of traditional structure for “noise,” as the musicianship on this record is impeccable.