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Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2017 release. Paris-based Soror Dolorosa creates raw and hungry gothic rock inspired by post-punk, death rock and cold wave. French for 'Sister Pain', Soror Dolorosa was formed in 2001 by vocalist Andy Julia. Taking it's name from the novel Bruges-la-morte by Flemish symbolist writer Georges Rodenbach, Soror Dolorosa channels it's inspiration's strong undercurrents of passion, nostalgia and mourning, transferring those powerful emotional states into it's music and live performances. These signature elements of the group's sonic formula are heard in it's muscular songs, jangling guitars, overdriven bass lines, driving rhythms and Julia's distinctive, dramatic vocal style. Four years in the making, "Apollo" is Soror Dolorosa's crowning achievement; a bombastic dystopian world view encapsulated in dark popcraft. Melodic and memorable, the album shines a light on both stunning beauty and haunting sadness with Julia's foreboding, prophet of doom baritone soaring on down a long and lonesome highway full of baroque, exquisite anguish. The four sides of the CD/double LP are presented like the passing of the four seasons, creating an audio life cycle. With Soror Dolorosa, everything starts and ends within this ancestral conception. For the band, Apollo isn't just an album, it's a spiritual quest.
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