SOILWORK

(SWEDEN)

FIGURE NUMBER FIVE

(2003)
LABEL:

NUCLEAR BLAST

GENRE:

DEATH METAL

TAGS:
Screaming vocals, Technical
"Soilwork fans can be reassured, the usual ingredients of the band are included in this "Figure Number Five", which is as pop and melodic as ever."
STRUCK (03.09.2009)  
4/5
(0) opinions (0) comment(s) (1) Biography + (3)
Is it still necessary to present Soilwork whose new album title "Figure Number Five" is rather obvious as to its hierarchy in the band's discography. Unsurprisingly, for this fifth album in five years, the band continues to capitalize on a recipe they tried on the two previous opuses.

If the band has taken over the production (with the help of the unavoidable Fredrik Nordström on co-production and mixing), the fans of "Natural Born Chaos" can be reassured, the ingredients of this last opus are identical. Sven Karlsson, who has definitively left the ranks of Evergrey, doesn't make Soilwork's approach more progressive but his electro sounds are more present than ever ("Downfall 24"). To be convinced of this, just listen to "Overload" which synthesizes this melodic approach pushed to its paroxysm. In the line of a more accessible approach, Soilwork can surprise with the electro ballad "Departure Plan".

Of course, the Swedes could be reproached for going dangerously round in circles, and some would even say that "Figure Number Five" is a succession of tracks all built on the same theme. It's difficult to contradict this statement since the same theme is also present on "Natural Born Chaos" ("The Mindmaker" and its false airs of "Black Star Deceiver"). But how can one remain insensitive to tracks like the overpowering "Rejection Hole", "Cranking The Sirens", "Distortion Sleep" or the eponymous track, which is a bit more raw and less synthetic...

Even if Soilwork doesn't renew itself, its recipe is still as efficient as ever and the forty minutes that make up "Figure Number Five" go by at full speed. Once the album is finished, only one action is necessary, to start listening again as soon as possible, as the result is so addictive!
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Rejection Role
02. Overload
03. Figure Number Five
04. Strangler
05. Light The Torch
06. Departure Plan
07. Cranking The Sirens
08. Brickwalker
09. The Mindmaker
10. Distortion Sleep
11. Downfall 24

LINEUP:
Björn "Speed" Strid: Chant
Henry Ranta: Batterie
Ola Flink: Basse
Ola Frenning: Guitares
Peter Wichers: Guitares
Sven Karlsson: Claviers
   
(0) MIND(S) FROM OUR READERS    
Top of the page
   
(0) COMMENT(S)    
 
 
Top of the page
READERS
5/5 (2 view(s))
STAFF:
4.3/5 (3 view(s))
MY RATING
 
LAST NEWS
SOILWORK Guitarist DAVID ANDERSSON Dead At 47
LAST ARTICLE
TOP 5 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2022
The votes are done... Who will succeed Mastodon?
 
OTHER REVIEWS
SOILWORK: Natural Born Chaos (2002)
DEATH METAL - With its ten hits, "Natural Born Chaos" is to this day THE ultimate Soilwork masterpiece and a must-have in any Melodic Death Metal fan's record library.
ABIGAIL'S GHOST: D_Letion (2009)
PROGRESSIVE ROCK - The Porcupine Tree influences have almost completely disappeared, revealing an original Progressive Rock with highly metallic tendencies.
 
 
OTHER(S) REVIEWS ABOUT SOILWORK
SOILWORK_Övergivenheten
Övergivenheten (2022)
4/5
4/5
NUCLEAR BLAST / DEATH METAL
SOILWORK_A-Whisp-Of-The-Atlantic
A Whisp Of The Atlantic (2020)
4/5
3/5
NUCLEAR BLAST / DEATH METAL
SOILWORK_Verkligheten
Verkligheten (2019)
3/5
4.5/5
NUCLEAR BLAST / DEATH METAL
SOILWORK_Natural-Born-Chaos
Natural Born Chaos (2002)
5/5
4.7/5
NUCLEAR BLAST / DEATH METAL
SOILWORK_A-Predator-s-Portrait
A Predator's Portrait (2001)
4/5
3.5/5
NUCLEAR BLAST / DEATH METAL
 
F.A.Q. / You found a bug / Terms Of Use
Music Waves - Rock (Progressive, Alternative...), Hard Rock (AOR, Melodic,...) & Metal (heavy, progressive, melodic, ...) Media
Reviews, News, Interviews, Advices, Promotion, Releases, Concerts
© Music Waves | 2003 - 2024