Solution .45 returns with Nightmare in the Waking State part II, sequel to Part I which came out in 2015. As both were actually recorded at the same time, expect more progressive, melodic death metal from this Swedish supergroup.
Bands with the talent of Solution .45 don’t come around very often. The Swedish band, which traces its roots back to 2007 first featured Christian Älvestam (Miseration, Torchbearer, Unmoored, ex-Scar Symmetry) and Jani Stefanovic (Miseration, Divinefire). Those two brought in longtime collaborator/producer Thomas “Plec” Johansson and recorded some demos with a sound that incorporated heavy riffs with melodic choruses and recorded their first album, For Aeons Past. Stefanovic and Älvestam brought in more talent to complete the band including: Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius; drums), Tom Gardiner (Hateform; guitar), Anders Edlund (Angel Blake, Solar Dawn; bass and Patrik Gardberg (Ammotrack; guitar). Looking to get a certain sound for Nightmares in the Waking State, part I, the band has brought in “Plec” Johansson for production and even recorded drums with Daniel Berstrand who worked with In Flames and Meshuggah to make sure they could get the sound they wanted. Interestingly, the band had so many good songs, that they recorded Part I and II at the same time and spaced out the releases in order to allow fans to properly enjoy the material without being overwhelmed.