Buy for
$9.53
(6 items)

Release date: 2003
Style: Gothenburg metal

Rating:

7.9 | 296 votes

Owners:

368 have it
13 want it


01. Rejection Role
02. Overload
03. Figure Number Five
04. Strangler
05. Light The Torch
06. Departure Plan
07. Cranking The Sirens
08. Brickwalker
09. The Mindmaker
10. Distortion Sleep
11. Downfall 24
12. Bursting Out [Japanese bonus]

[Limited Edition Bonus CD: Demo 1997]
01. Bound To Illusions
02. My Need
03. In A Close Encounter
04. Skin After Skin
05. Wake Up Call
06. Steel Bath Suicide

Review
Lyrics (11)

Guest review by
Justin

Rating:
8.5
No sooner had most writers praised last years Natural Born Chaos that Soilwork return with their fifth album Figure Number Five. To say the Swedish six piece band have been busy is an understatement! The big noticeable difference this time around is the absence of producer Devin Townsend. Soilwork themselves have opted to produce the albums eleven tracks, and with stunning results.

Read more ››
published 22.09.2003 | Comments (2)

Found in 7 lists
Top lists

Aebsi My Favorite Albums  | #22
Drogich My All Time Favorite (metal) Albums...  | #126
beyondtehdarksun Best Of 2003 (work In Progress)  | #8
Chaosweaver My Top Albums Of 2003  | #4
Ekim Reklaw 20 Most Influential Albums In My Life  | #9
embracing Top Albums Of 2003  | #8
guitargangster 2003- Favourite Albums  | #2
More lists | Create a list! ››



Comments

‹‹ Back to the Albums
Comments: 3  
Users visited: 34  
Search this topic:  


deadone - 25.03.2014 at 03:56  
Rating: 5 Great proof of why you shouldn't let keyboard players write metal.


In fact it's great proof why the best purpose for metal keyboard players is prey to be hunted from the back of a 4WD with a Remington 870 12 gauge.

"Run little man, run!"
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.03.2014 at 17:26  
Rating: 9
Written by deadone on 25.03.2014 at 03:56

Great proof of why you shouldn't let keyboard players write metal.


In fact it's great proof why the best purpose for metal keyboard players is prey to be hunted from the back of a 4WD with a Remington 870 12 gauge.

"Run little man, run!"

Over the years this has become my favourite Soilwork album, much more than the overrated and poorly composed earlier albums. I really don't recall keyboards being the dominant aspect of this at all, rather the infectious grooves and Speed's vocals dominate, which are undeniably strong on all accounts.

Strange that you give Natural Born Chaos such a comparatively high score. It's basically the same album - an In Flames rip-off - only not quite as groove oriented or well produced. Both are great records though but disliking one and not the other is a bit like liking Wages of Sin, Damage Done or Jester Race and disliking Anthems of Rebellion, Character or Whoracle.
deadone - 26.03.2014 at 00:56  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.03.2014 at 17:26

Over the years this has become my favourite Soilwork album, much more than the overrated and poorly composed earlier albums. I really don't recall keyboards being the dominant aspect of this at all, rather the infectious grooves and Speed's vocals dominate, which are undeniably strong on all accounts.

Strange that you give Natural Born Chaos such a comparatively high score. It's basically the same album - an In Flames rip-off - only not quite as groove oriented or well produced. Both are great records though but disliking one and not the other is a bit like liking Wages of Sin, Damage Done or Jester Race and disliking Anthems of Rebellion, Character or Whoracle.



Listening to this just for you.

The heavy groovey riffs are actually more prominent than I what I had remembered - I did listen to this last in about 2006 (at which point I sold my entire Soilwork collection off)! They're not the most interesting riffs but they work in the context of the songs.

Speed's clean pop vocals are still irritating though as are some of the alternative riffs in the choruses that wuld be better used in Foo Fighters.

The song writing isn't as interesting as NBC or In Flames Reroute to Remain but it's still ok.

I will rerate to a 6 as it's far more enjoyable than what I remembered. I guess my taste has changed since then.


EDIT: Arrgh it's back to 5 cause of all the pop elements! Shoot the keyboard fuck who wrote these bits.

Advertise on Metal Storm


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
Reviews Soilwork - Figure Number Five 7.5 15.06.2009 by Uirapuru
Albums Occult - Elegy For The Weak 3.5 20.05.2014 by deadone
Albums Spawn Of Possession - Cabinet 3 10.08.2010 by Baz Anderson
News Soilwork - Announce UK And Turkish Dates 3 25.06.2006 by Kincaid
Albums Sopor Aeternus And The Ensemble Of Shadows - Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell 3 09.11.2014 by Ilham



Hits total: 4256 | This month: 55