#1 SOILWORK – THE LIVING INFINITE
Just when it seemed that Soilwork had run their course, the band blasted back with their best album yet, which happens to be the first melodic death metal double album that has ever been released! ‘The Living Infinite’, although aggressive and ferocious, is an album chock-full of melodic hooks and catchy, big, infectious, memorable choruses! Soilwork with this album took the sound of their early melodic death metal releases and blended it with alternative, metalcore and progressive metal elements! The result is a modern sounding melodic death metal album that is brimming with creativity and moves you emotionally and sonically from beginning to end, all 84 minutes of it! The Living Infinite establishes Soilwork as the most important band of the melodic death metal genre.
While listening to The Living Infinite it is quite clear that Björn Strid (frontman/main songwriter/genius!), David Andersson, Sylvain Coudret and Sven Karlsson make a music composing dream team and Dirk Verbeuren takes his drum performance to another level! David Andersson “the new guy” in the band, re-energized and brought a breath of fresh air and new-found inspiration into Soilwork, just like Matias Kupiainen did for Stratovarius and Todd La Torre for Queensrÿche. The album is comprised of a mesmerizing intro (on the second disc), a beautiful instrumental and 18 jaw-dropping, goosebumps inducing songs. ‘The Living Infinite’ is a perfect album with all killer and no filler. I repeat, 20 songs and none of them is filler, an unprecedented achievement for a double album.
Metalised considers this album to be the “best” in many ways… check this out: it is the best melodic death metal album ever, it is by far the best album of 2013 (full list: https://metalised.net/category/best-metal-albums-of-2013/), the best album of the 2010’s so far and the best METAL double album ever! In the future we will post a ‘Top 100 metal albums of all time’ feature and unequivocally ‘The Living Infinite’ will be very high up the list!
This album is definitely a grower so give it the time it rightfully deserves to fully appreciate what it has to offer. It is one of those albums you never get tired of, just like many of the timeless classic Metal albums. Who would expect that in the year 2013 we could still get a rare masterpiece such as ‘Rust in Peace’, ‘Ride the Lightning’, ‘Powerslave’, ‘Toxicity’ or ‘Images and Words’? But it most certainly happened!
Soilwork’s brand new album and Metalised’s most anticipated album of 2015 #TheRideMajestic, will be released next Friday August 28th, worldwide! You can pre-order it at: http://nblast.de/SOILWORKMajesticNB