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Re: Soilwork Appreciation
« Reply #385 on: May 13, 2022, 12:40:10 AM »
I listened to it too!

Feels like a continuation of where "Atlantic" left off. More importantly, this is a good and honest Soilwork banger! :metal
A good Soilwork tune is like comfort food.

Hopefully rest of the album is also great!

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« Reply #386 on: May 13, 2022, 01:29:23 AM »
Apparently it's the title track of their new album, which is out in August  :metal

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« Reply #387 on: May 13, 2022, 12:25:08 PM »

Their second Swedish album title in a row. Am I seeing a new trend here? ;D

Really looking forward to this!

Also, found the official track listing in Nuclear Blast website. 14 new songs, so it looks to be a lengthy album also.

"Övergivenheten" Tracklist:

1. Övergivenheten
2. Nous Sommes la Guerre
3. Electric Again
4. Valleys of Gloam
5. Is It in Your Darkness
6. Vultures
7. Morgongåva/Stormfågel
8. Death, I Hear You Calling
9. This Godless Universe
10. Dreams of Nowhere
11. The Everlasting Flame
12. Golgata
13. Harvest Spine
14. On The Wings Of A Goddess Through Flaming Sheets Of Rain

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Re: Soilwork Appreciation
« Reply #388 on: May 13, 2022, 12:54:43 PM »
14. On The Wings Of A Goddess Through Flaming Sheets Of Rain
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« Reply #389 on: May 13, 2022, 02:03:05 PM »
The new song is really good... And what a fantastic, catchy chorus!

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« Reply #390 on: May 13, 2022, 03:06:12 PM »
Looking at the album's name and song titles, I am guessing that this could be a concept record?

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« Reply #391 on: May 13, 2022, 04:37:24 PM »
It would be really interesting for Soilwork to do a full on prog-metal album.  They've had hints of it at times, and the title track of the last EP was pretty damn close to one.  The first single for the new one was just alright, maybe it'll grow on me, and hopefully there will be other tracks I dig more. 

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« Reply #392 on: May 14, 2022, 06:31:14 PM »
New song is pretty damn catchy.  Wasn't sure on the first listen but the second was a lot better. 
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« Reply #393 on: May 17, 2022, 12:25:09 AM »
Full Australian Tour in November, they are even playing Adelaide and Perth  :metal

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« Reply #394 on: May 17, 2022, 01:37:39 AM »
Good for you Aussies! :tup

It cannot be cheap for a small-ish Swedish band to set up a full tour in Australia. Costs of flights to Far-East Asia and Australia from Europe are through the roof right now because of the events in Eastern Europe. Good to see that Soilwork is committed!

I have been listening to the new song a lot. Get's better every listen! :tup

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« Reply #395 on: May 17, 2022, 05:18:38 AM »
Saturday night in Brisbane.  Gotta go see them.  Fuck yeah!  :metal
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« Reply #396 on: May 20, 2022, 09:38:17 PM »
Really looking forward to seeing them, as I missed them on their last tour.
Tickets are already going pretty fast already with pre-sale and VIP's.

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« Reply #397 on: May 21, 2022, 05:35:29 AM »
Really looking forward to seeing them, as I missed them on their last tour.
Tickets are already going pretty fast already with pre-sale and VIP's.

Are they going fast in all states do you know mate?
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« Reply #398 on: May 21, 2022, 08:22:19 AM »
Brisbane pre-sale sold out all VIP gone, check FB for regular updates.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 24th.

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« Reply #399 on: May 21, 2022, 06:31:54 PM »
Brisbane pre-sale sold out all VIP gone, check FB for regular updates.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 24th.

Jesus, I wasn't looking for the meet and greet anyway but looks light I should order first thing Tuesday morning.
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Re: Soilwork Appreciation
« Reply #400 on: June 17, 2022, 06:45:57 AM »
New single, "Nous Sommes La Guerre":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBpZy6myvu8

All cleans on this one...cool drum groove...I'd say pretty different for them...?


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Re: Soilwork Appreciation
« Reply #401 on: June 17, 2022, 06:58:04 AM »
Sounds more like Night Flight Orchestra than Soilwork. 

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« Reply #402 on: June 17, 2022, 03:28:16 PM »
Damn, that's disappointing.
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« Reply #403 on: June 17, 2022, 03:38:09 PM »
Yeah I haven't been so disappointed in a long time with a Soilwork single.
But it might be okay in the context of the album and the way it flows.

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« Reply #404 on: June 17, 2022, 03:52:41 PM »
I really hope it's the only song like this.
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« Reply #405 on: June 19, 2022, 08:40:24 AM »
Late to the party with "Nous Sommes La Guerre", but it has grown on me a bit!

I wasn't sure on the first listen, but it got a bit better on subsequent listens. Still not crazy about it, but I'm all for some variety on a Soilwork record.

And while I don't think the song as a whole sounds like TNFO, the intro with the women whispering is ripped straight out of TNFO! :lol

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« Reply #406 on: June 19, 2022, 03:25:03 PM »
I had a fear some time back that the two bands would eventually merge into one.  The signs have been there.
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« Reply #407 on: June 19, 2022, 04:29:00 PM »
It's like a combination of a mellower version of around 12:00-13:00 into "A Whisp of the Atlantic" with NFO.  I don't mind a bit of this on the album, but hopefully it's not a sign of a major shift in sound.  The whole point of NFO is for that to be a side project where Speed can explore some of his other influences.  My favorite Soilwork songs are almost always the ones with thrashy verses and catchy choruses, and I wouldn't want to lose that.  I guess that's how Opeth fans feel about Opeth in the past dozen years as well with the non-metal influences dominating the metal ones, but I dig the retro prog more than the AOR disco rock, though it has its moments. 
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« Reply #408 on: July 15, 2022, 06:46:40 AM »
https://youtu.be/EYZo3o_sC2U

This one isn't too bad.
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« Reply #409 on: July 15, 2022, 09:02:40 AM »
https://youtu.be/EYZo3o_sC2U

This one isn't too bad.

Yeah, i liked this one quite a bit!

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Re: Soilwork Appreciation
« Reply #410 on: July 15, 2022, 10:02:48 AM »
Even if they are getting a bit formulaic, I still enjoy them. I dig the new song.

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« Reply #411 on: July 15, 2022, 02:02:21 PM »
First pass through it was just ok until the violin/piano outro, which saved it a bit.  Maybe I'm just a philistine, but I'm not crazy about bands doing these short films that have no connection whatsoever with the group.  As hackneyed as they are, I'd prefer a "band in a warehouse" video.  Or at least intersperse shots of the band playing with the film. 

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« Reply #412 on: July 15, 2022, 06:32:22 PM »
First pass through it was just ok until the violin/piano outro, which saved it a bit.  Maybe I'm just a philistine, but I'm not crazy about bands doing these short films that have no connection whatsoever with the group.  As hackneyed as they are, I'd prefer a "band in a warehouse" video.  Or at least intersperse shots of the band playing with the film.

I think I agree with this.  I'd rather see the band play.  I found myself not even watching the video truthfully.
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« Reply #413 on: August 15, 2022, 07:39:51 PM »
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« Reply #414 on: August 15, 2022, 09:17:59 PM »
I didn't think much of the first one unfortunately.
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« Reply #415 on: August 17, 2022, 05:35:22 AM »
New album is out this Friday, and some reviews have come out. Decided to check some of them out.

From what I read, it seems like another solid Soilwork record. Multiple outlets said that it's a very diverse album with classic Soilwork bangers, as well as some songs with clear "Night Flight" influences. I think someone described "Death, I Hear You Calling" as the most "Night Flight" sounding Soilwork song ever. :biggrin:

Final song was described as a "Mini epic" clocking in at 7.30 min. Multiple people said that "Electric Again" and "Vultures" were the best songs on the album, apparently the heaviest as well.

I think, I'm ok with "TNFO" influences creeping into Soilwork music. As long as we still get classic Soilwork bangers, and their core sound is not compromised, I'm good!

Excited to hear this!

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« Reply #416 on: August 17, 2022, 05:53:36 AM »
I'm a bit scared to be honest.  I'll reserve my judgement til I hear it though.
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« Reply #417 on: August 19, 2022, 11:37:03 AM »
Had a listen to Övergivenheten today while on a long drive!

A lot to take in, and I'm going to have to do repeated listens. First and foremost, this is still unmistakably Soilwork! They try some new things, but it never strays far enough to be unrecognizable IMO. This to me feels like a pretty logical continuation from "Verkligheten".

This Godless Universe, Vultures and Is it in Your Darkness are early favorites. A lot to take in on first listen!


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« Reply #418 on: August 19, 2022, 12:33:26 PM »
Although a lot to chew, my first impression already is that this is an incredible album and I'm happy they are diversifying their sound a little more, without losing personality/integrity. It indeed seems a natural evolution from Verkligheten, but also incorpoarting A LOT from Whisp of the Atlantic.
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« Reply #419 on: August 19, 2022, 02:00:41 PM »
I'm only on my second listen and it's going to take a lot more to absorb this record.  14 songs is a lot!

Death, I Hear You Calling is my immediate favorite.  I love the riff and groove of that song, even though it's not the full-on Soilwork that I typically latch onto (Stalfagel is still my favorite from the last record and that's a drastic departure for them).