Sól are an atmospheric metal band with black metal, doom, sludge and post-rock influences based out of Portland, OR. They have just finished their sophomore album “Upheaval”. Since the beginning of this project their focus, conceptually, has been about nature. Specifically they are relating to the ever-changing wilderness of our home that is the Pacific Northwest. With this counter-stone in place they also touch upon pagan folklore and spirituality (Norse, Anglo-saxon, and Native American), the tame-less wild, chaos of all the cosmos, loss, anti-fascism, and the ills of modern day society. The name is derived from the old Norse word for "sun" which is honoring the raw forces of nature. We chose the Norse variation of the word because of unforgiving weather in Scandinavia and the picture that that concept paints. To them the sun was fleeting hope. A very dim light in some of the most harsh climate. Ultimately this is what they are about, a reflection of overwhelming darkness and struggling light that shines through which exists in all of nature and the cosmos. When it comes to their influences we like to take bits our favorite sub-genres and mix it in with what we feel is our "sound".
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