Soilwork - The Living Infinite


8.4 | 370 votes |
Release date: 27 February 2013
Style: Gothenburg metal

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Disc I
01. Spectrum Of Eternity
02. Memories Confined
03. This Momentary Bliss
04. Tongue
05. The Living Infinite I
06. Let The First Wave Rise
07. Vesta
08. Realm Of The Wasted
09. The Windswept Mercy [feat. Justin Sullivan]
10. Whispers And Lights

Disc II
01. Entering Aeons
02. Long Live The Misanthrope
03. Drowning With Silence
04. Antidotes In Passing
05. Leech
06. The Living Infinite II
07. Loyal Shadow
08. Rise Above The Sentiment
09. Parasite Blues
10. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard

Line-up
Björn "Speed" Strid - vocals
Sven Karlsson - keyboards
David Andersson - guitars
Sylvain Coudret - guitars
Dirk Verbeuren - drums
Ola Flink - bass

Staff review by
Dane Train
Rating:
N/A
Soilwork is a one trick pony. They do that trick really well...but it is still only one trick. Here is where both the strength and the weakness in this album rests. Their use of melodic death metal style verses offset with a more power metal chorus is catchy and down right fun at times. This formula is what Soilwork is know for and rightfully so; they are masters of it. There is not a song on this album that could be called weak yet none of them stand out. They all sound like Soilwork songs. There is very little difference between the songs here. With each one averaging about 4 minutes in length it is hard to tell them apart. The formula is the biggest downside here. They never stray from it and play if safe from start to finish.

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published 12.03.2013 | Comments (23)

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12.03.2013 - 21:28
Rulatore
I'm not all that fan and don't really enjoy their sound, but fuck me, "Long Live the Misanthrope" is one of the best songs I've ever heard from them and this year.
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15.03.2013 - 22:57
jc3494
Anyone who would consider Soilwork a guilty pleasure needs to consider getting laid.
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22.03.2013 - 08:30
Rating: 10
chrisʇrenounced
Written by jc3494 on 15.03.2013 at 22:57

Anyone who would consider Soilwork a guilty pleasure needs to consider getting laid.

Perhaps it's because they secretly wanna fuck Bjorn.
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27.03.2013 - 02:20
Rating: 10
MelancholiaC
Written by chrisʇrenounced on 22.03.2013 at 08:30

Written by jc3494 on 15.03.2013 at 22:57

Anyone who would consider Soilwork a guilty pleasure needs to consider getting laid.

Perhaps it's because they secretly wanna fuck Bjorn.


Lol true! Though for some among us, that might not be so "secret"...

While I definitely don't consider Soilwork a guilty pleasure, I was totally star-struck when I met Bjorn in person at their recent show in Toronto. :p
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29.03.2013 - 12:32
Fredd
Account deleted
Oh jolly fun, it's like listening to the same song over and over again for 20 times.
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01.05.2013 - 00:27
Rating: 9
VonMal
If there is one album released so far this year that deserves an "Album Of The Year" title, this is it.
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17.05.2013 - 13:49
RealEyes
Finaly they have returned with a better album !
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29.05.2013 - 19:21
Rating: 10
Loendt
New masterpiece! A-W-E-S-O-M-E!
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17.02.2014 - 02:59
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Started off so damn strong...what happened...
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17.02.2014 - 07:07
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by LeKiwi on 17.02.2014 at 02:59

Started off so damn strong...what happened...

...it stayed strong?
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18.02.2014 - 03:31
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by JÄY on 17.02.2014 at 07:07

...it stayed strong?

They should have cut out a few tracks from the end of disc 1, they simply weren't up to par with the rest of the material. On the plus side, I've always disliked Soilwork, but on this album they've really nailed groove and melody.
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18.02.2014 - 04:18
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by LeKiwi on 18.02.2014 at 03:31

Written by JÄY on 17.02.2014 at 07:07

...it stayed strong?

They should have cut out a few tracks from the end of disc 1, they simply weren't up to par with the rest of the material.

agreed
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21.02.2014 - 03:42
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by deadone on 18.02.2014 at 04:20

Personally they should've cut it down to 1 45 minute disk.

It simply drags on after a while. Soilwork don't have the ability for something of this scale.

My $0.02.

Yep, if they kept the solid tracks this could easily be a much better record. God DAMN these guys can write a sick chorus, don't care how predictable...
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12.11.2014 - 00:06
Legmeister
First time I've heard Soilwork, and I friggin love it
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12.11.2014 - 16:30
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
I've always been a Soilwork fan, maybe not the most faithful since I haven't listened to the albums released after Sworn To A great Divide, but this one. However, this disappoints me much less than the aforementioned STAGD. This is in no way comparable to Figure Number Five though (still my favourite, one of my favourite of all time actually - I have no idea why people prefer NBC, maybe because it was heavier). The problem is that they sound exactly like... themselves. Extremely predictable. It's impossible to listen to it all in one sitting, almost an hour and a half of average Soilwork is a torture.
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20.11.2014 - 20:05
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This is actually very good bashing and melodies... i havent listened to anything else for the past couple of months or so...
very professional imo to be so good for so long impressive!
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20.06.2015 - 23:01
Rating: 6
Mr. Mackey
Written by deadone on 18.02.2014 at 04:20

Personally they should've cut it down to 1 45 minute disk.

It simply drags on after a while. Soilwork don't have the ability for something of this scale.

My $0.02.


Indeed. Maybe that's why I don't really like this album. Although I must admit that the very last song makes my day.
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