Soilwork - Verkligheten
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Based on 28 ratings
2019 Ratings: #19
January 11, 2019 / Release Date
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Nuclear Blast / Label
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Purist fans of the melodeath scene may bemoan the changes in their beloved scene. But Soilwork seem to have no time for them. They're looking into the future on this one.

Nice to acquire some more barely passable background metal to add to my barely passable background metal collection.
Probably my favorite metal album of 2019 so far. I thought Children of Bodom's album would be 2019 Melodeath AOTY, but Verkligheten is giving CoB a run for their money.
My biggest problem with this album is the fact that it is incredibly forgettable. Sure, everything sounds pleasant and the performances are great, but absolutely nothing stands out. The album utilizes the loud/soft dynamic so often it becomes a joke. Still, a pretty decent record and I kinda got what I was expecting.
While I’m still not a fan of some of the elements of Soilwork’s music, and there are so many cheesy moments here, I can’t help but feel like when this album is good, it’s one of the more adventurous releases in a while from the band.

Give A Listen To: “Arrival”, “Full Moon Shoals”, “When The Universe Spoke”, “The Wolves Are Back In Town”, “The Ageless Whisper”, “You Aquiver”

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In preparation for the concert of Amorphis and Soilwork last Saturday, I listened to Verkligheten, which only came out a day before. It didn’t hit me at first. I sure liked it, but it wasn’t that special to me. When I came back to it a day after the show I was stunned. Soilwork does so much right on this record, riffs, drums, vocals, production, it just sounds great. Swedish melodic death metal is still alive and kicking and I can’t get enough of it.

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Track List

  1. Verkligheten
  2. Arrival
  3. Bleeder Despoiler
  4. Full Moon Shoals
  5. The Nurturing Glance
  6. When the Universe Spoke
  7. Stålfågel
  8. The Wolves Are Back in Town
  9. Witan
  10. The Ageless Whisper
  11. Needles and Kin (feat. Tomi Joutsen)
  12. You Aquiver (feat. Dave Sheldon)
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Added on: October 12, 2018