Origin: Sweden
Genres: Doom Metal
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Left Hand Solution  


Left Hand Solution was formed in 1991 and went the usual route of demos and lineup shifts before recording their debut mini-CD, Shadowdance in 1994, followed by two full-length albums in 1996 (Fevered*) and 2001 (*Light Shines Black). The basic style here is gothic/doom with female vocals. Fevered is more along the lines of classic doom, slow and ponderous but rich and well-structured. By contrast, their more recent Light Shines Black is more upbeat, emphasizing the goth side over the doom, with a more rock feel, very well done. Vocalist Mariana Holmberg's vocals are excellent -- not a soprano like many other female metal vocalists, instead hers is more midrange (as one example, they cover the Eurythmics "Missionary Man", and Mariana sounds a lot like Annie Lennox), soulful and passionate, a perfect compliment to the music. They haven't recorded in a number of years but apparently are still active.

Current Members

Mariana Holmberg

vocals

Janne Wiklund

guitars

Robert Bergius

bass

Erik Barthold

drums

Former Members/Guests

Kicki Höijertz

vocals (Siebenburgen)

Jocke Mårdstam

guitars

Peter Selin

bass


Discography



Shadowdance 
1994 Massacre
  1. Shroud
  2. Infernal
  3. Solitary fallen angel
  4. Nightbloom
  5. Final withering
  6. Shadowdance
  • Kicki Höijertz
  • Jocke Mårdstam
  • Peter Selin
  • Erik Barthold

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Fevered 
1996 Massacre
  1. Thorns
  2. Fevered
  3. The wounds of bitterness
  4. Illusion
  5. Angels with the last plagues
  6. Scorns of time
  7. The futile passion
  8. Memories (of the tragedienne)
  9. The bleeding
  10. Scarred
  • Mariana Holmberg
  • Jocke Mårdstam
  • Peter Selin
  • Erik Barthold

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility 



Light Shines Black 
2001 Massacre
  1. Light Shines Black
  2. Soiled Souls
  3. Missionary man
  4. Lucid Dream Desire
  5. The Crooked Smile
  6. Raven Wings
  7. Vision
  8. Persistence of Memory
  9. Heart Laid Bare
  10. Orient Nights
  11. A Road to Nowhere
  • Mariana Holmberg
  • Janne Wiklund
  • Peter Selin
  • Erik Barthold

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

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