Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mongrr Metal Update

Soilwork - The Panic Broadcast

Last Tuesday (7/13), Swedish metal band Soilwork released their eighth studio album entitled "The Panic Broadcast."

I've been strapped for time lately, and haven't had as much time to listen to this album as I would have liked, but on the first few listens, it seems to be pretty solid.

It's hands down better than 2007's "Sworn to a Great Divide," which was a bit lackluster imo. This album is slightly heavier than Great Divide, yet still shows Speed's talent in being able to be both a superb screamer, and melodic vocalist. It's no "Stabbing the Drama" but it's still a great listen.

There are a few tracks where you can tell that they were trying to be "radio friendly" and are therefore toned down quite a bit and pretty mellow. Overall, The Panic Broadcast seems to keep a good mix and balances well between the heavy screaming and melodic metal sides they are so well known for, and don't lean too far in either direction.

The first track on the album is pretty epic, entitled Late for the kill, Early for the Slaughter and has found a permanent place in my playlist.

1 comment:

  1. The band sounds good. I've just recently been getting back into listening to this genre of music is there any bands you would recommend?