Helsingborgsbördiga Soilwork has for the past fifteen years has moved from death metal to a kind of metalschlager. Låtstrukturen has become the main thing, and will be repeated time and time again: Hard verse, languorous melodic chorus, tight transitions in between. It all mixed so smooth that not even the hetsigaste blastbeatpartierna can discourage. Effective, uncluttered. And anonymously.
the exception. In addition to the short instrumental debauchery, it is fifty minutes streamlined hard rock according to the above mentioned form. Therefore, it becomes best when the band doesn't pretend about something else. When they are not trying to keep the consumed dödsmetallkakan. Then blooms a poppig sophistication à la the English Ghost, topped with Evergreys bittersweet melodispråk and singing from the power metal direction. Schlagervinnande.
Best song: ”Full moon shoals”
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