Apostle Of Solitude
Indianapolis's Apostle of Solitude was formed in 2004 by Chuck Brown, formerly of Gates of Slumber. While both bands play an epic style of doom metal, Brown's new project has carved its own niche within the genre. The band's music is rooted in themes of personal struggle, sadness and tragedy--a departure from the tales of wizards and warriors common to traditional doom bands. Apostle of Solitude's debut EP and 2008 full-length Sincerest Misery created a good buzz in the underground, drawing comparisons to doom legends Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus. Last Sunrise, their latest album, will solidify the band's standing in that elite circle. Packed with emotionally stirring odes, massive guitars and a pounding rhythm section, it is destined to go down as one of the best doom metal releases of 2010.