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Re: Soen (new album Imperial is out)
« Reply #140 on: February 14, 2021, 02:50:56 PM »
I think the new album is pretty good but nowhere near as good as the previous one. The riffs and melodies on Lotus were much more memorable.
Agreed. There are a few songs which I don't really like the ending of which is a bit off-putting too, but I still really like the album.
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« Reply #141 on: February 15, 2021, 01:06:25 PM »
Amazing, to me the vocals and the drumming are what make this band special  :lol

Yeah same here.

The album is growing on me. Still not as good as Lotus but very good.
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« Reply #142 on: February 26, 2021, 02:03:20 PM »

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Re: Soen (new album Imperial is out)
« Reply #143 on: February 26, 2021, 02:05:38 PM »
Amazing, to me the vocals and the drumming are what make this band special  :lol

Yeah same here.

The album is growing on me. Still not as good as Lotus but very good.


I think at least a few of these tracks were leftovers from the Lotus sessions because the album kind of has a similar vibe to Lotus.  A agree that Lotus is a stronger album but I really like this new one quite a bit. 

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Re: Soen (new album Imperial is out)
« Reply #144 on: March 01, 2021, 02:07:53 PM »
The title track to the album Lotus is a beautiful song with a strong guitar solo.  Also, the video for the song is a trip.
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« Reply #145 on: March 27, 2021, 10:37:31 AM »
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« Reply #146 on: July 23, 2021, 04:02:31 PM »
Digital release of one the songs from "The Undiscovered Lotus", Soen's special for Record Store Day:

Soen - EMDR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhs5NuL_mHM

Pretty good song. Starts very Tool-like (more so than the songs that ended on the album proper, I think), and then it develops into something different, with a beautiful melodic climax.

Listening to this reminds me that, as much as I really enjoy Imperial, I prefer the production on Lotus...

Wonder what the other songs are like on this.

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« Reply #147 on: August 18, 2021, 07:18:33 PM »
So, listening to Imperial and still enjoying it very much. Might not be the "deepest" album this year, but it certainly ranks pretty high in terms of number of plays.

Lotus is still my favorite, as it hits that right spot between song-centric catchiness and their (slightly) more complex earlier sound. Plus it's by far their best sounding album. But Imperial is just fantastic to listen to, great songs and melodies (it's one perfect chorus after another  :))

However - I'm wondering where they go from here, as it's pretty obvious they are starting to get a bit stuck with a formula. Even within Imperial, the more uptempo songs kind of all start the same way, with very similar guitar riff/drum patterns. Heck, Deceiver and Dissident (my favorite, btw)...how close are those opening riffs? Or Lumerian vs. Opponent (Lotus' opener)...

Anyway, again, excellent album. Let's just hope they shake things up a little.

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Re: Soen (new album Imperial is out)
« Reply #148 on: January 21, 2022, 07:49:36 AM »
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Hello fans, it pains us to say that we've had to postpone the upcoming European tour. It's always so hard to write these posts - we hate being the bearers of bad news, but of course this is still out of our control and our only option is patience.
We're eager to see you guys, so hold on to those tickets! We feel optimistic that we won't have to wait much longer and we look forward to many memorable nights. New dates will be announced very soon.
If you'd like to support us during this time, you can purchase our new single "Igniter" or any merch from our shop: soenmusic.com/shop
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« Reply #149 on: January 24, 2022, 11:01:07 PM »
Kind of missed the lead here. There is an unreleased song out that they are selling for a way to make some cash while not being able to tour. It's a little pricey, but they are worth it. Just bought the track and it's a winner.

Swedish progressive outfit Soen have released the song "Igniter" exclusively as download via this link. The song was mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Tony Lindgren, and the cover design is by Enrique Zabala. A teaser is streaming below.

Soen commented:"As most of you know, we have been forced to move our touring schedule time and time again the last two years. This new reality has hit us and our families very hard economically. Now that we are facing yet an uncertain spring we’re reaching out to you to make it through these stressful times. What kind of value do we give music? This time you are more than welcome to set the price yourself. Go to https://soenmusic.com/products/igniter-exclusive-download/ and purchase our song 'Igniter' and donate what you feel reasonable. 'Igniter' was recorded and mixed by David Castillo in early 2020, just before the Imperial sessions. All profit goes directly to the band. Enjoy and stay safe!
Martin, Joel, Lars, Cody & Oleksii"

https://soenmusic.com/products/igniter-exclusive-download/
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« Reply #150 on: February 19, 2022, 02:57:42 PM »
Anyone checked out their live from Atlantis gramomofon studios? It's available until Monday. Just bought it and it sounds great, strings and choir are great additions :tup
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« Reply #151 on: August 11, 2022, 08:16:21 PM »
Well, crap. Soen is actually touring the US. I'm really hoping to be able to make the Chicago date.

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« Reply #152 on: August 30, 2022, 06:52:56 AM »
SOEN Announce Release of Concert Film "Atlantis", Watch Video for First Single "Trials"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8vJRisFgIw

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« Reply #153 on: August 30, 2022, 06:56:33 AM »
Well, crap. Soen is actually touring the US. I'm really hoping to be able to make the Chicago date.



Missed this! hoping to make the NYC show. Nov 30 will be tough but will try to make it

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« Reply #154 on: August 30, 2022, 07:45:54 AM »
SOEN Announce Release of Concert Film "Atlantis", Watch Video for First Single "Trials"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8vJRisFgIw

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DVD? Really, DVD? Well, I am hoping the video is available as a digital download in HD. I have no interest in watching this is SD resolution.
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« Reply #155 on: December 04, 2022, 03:19:15 PM »
Atlantis - what a brilliant and beautiful album/revision. Amazing usage of the piano/organ and strings throughout the whole record  :tup
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« Reply #156 on: December 04, 2022, 03:51:56 PM »
Atlantis - what a brilliant and beautiful album/revision. Amazing usage of the piano/organ and strings throughout the whole record  :tup

Yes, agree. Been listening to this non-stop the last few days. Actually brings new life to some of their material and the use of the female back-up vocals/harmonies is also great. Also love the cover of Snuff, one of my fav Slipknot songs.