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Soilwork - Övergivenheten



7.8 | 201 votes |
Release date: 19 August 2022
Style: Gothenburg metal

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01. Övergivenheten [feat. Johan Randén]
02. Nous Sommes La Guerre
03. Electric Again
04. Valleys Of Gloam
05. Is It In Your Darkness
06. Vultures
07. Morgongåva / Stormfågel
08. Death, I Hear You Calling
09. This Godless Universe
10. Dreams Of Nowhere
11. The Everlasting Flame
12. Golgata
13. Harvest Spine
14. On The Wings Of A Goddess Through Flaming Sheets Of Rain

Line-up
Björn "Speed" Strid - vocals
Sven Karlsson - keyboards
Sylvain Coudret - guitars
David Andersson - guitars
Bastian Thusgaard - drums
Rasmus Ehrnborn - bass

Guest musicians
Johan Randén - acoustic guitar, banjo

Additional info
"Övergivenheten" means "The Abandonment" in Swedish.

Recorded at Nordic Sound Lab in Skara, Sweden.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
7.5
As some of their Swedish peers strive to recapture former glories, Soilwork continue to forge a path ahead.

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published 25.08.2022 | Comments (2)

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19.08.2022 - 12:04
Rating: 9
Dalleo

The album has a Good mix of Progressive Rock and Melodic Death metal. Its not overly heavy. The synths are just beautifuly paired with the riffs. Everything that comes out of Speed his mouth is just stunning.
A great try from a great band just moving forward with their sound.
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19.08.2022 - 15:33
hmmmmmm

Man, these guys have every right to compete for one of the best melodeath bands in history.
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19.08.2022 - 17:00
Rating: 8
iMorphball

Yeah, honestly, these guys have just been putting out good album after good album since The Living Infinite and this continues that trend. As a band they sound incredibly tight, there's a lot of fresh sound here, and some really cool use of different instruments on this album. There isn't a track here I don't like, that being said, I would've liked to see the instrumental tracks worked in a little better.

Compared to The Halo Effect or the new In Flames stuff, this is just more fresh and exciting.
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19.08.2022 - 19:57
Morse_Code

Don't have enough listens to give a rating yet, but it's really great stuff. I happen to like Night Flight Orchestra, and yes, there is definitely that influence in here. So it's sorta a win/win. Soilwork has definitely perfected the heavy, catchy, accessible choruses style of melodeath. And for the people who prefer the older stuff and heavier melodeath, the good news is that we have newer soilwork which is awesome and unique. Then, the classic Soilwork albums aren't going anywhere. And, there's still a ton of awesome melodeath bands that have cranked out awesome stuff in recent years.
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20.08.2022 - 01:30
Rating: 8
Blindearth

The death metal parts are not so many as I would like to be but its a good album. Not even close to call it melodeath ,more progressive I would say.
But who cares how to call it since its good!
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20.08.2022 - 17:22
Rating: 9
JayPeaGee

This is how I see this album after a few spin! Really good album by Soilwork.

Part I
01. Övergivenheten [feat. Johan Randén]
02. Nous Sommes La Guerre
03. Electric Again
04. Valleys Of Gloam
05. Is It In Your Darkness
06. Vultures

Part II
07. Morgongåva/stormfågel
08. Death, I Hear You Calling
09. This Godless Universe
10. Dreams Of Nowhere

Part III
11. The Everlasting Flame
12. Golgata
13. Harvest Spine
14. On The Wings Of A Goddess Through Flaming Sheets Of Rain
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20.08.2022 - 21:26
Rating: 9
rawb

Absolutely amazing.
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21.08.2022 - 09:27
Rating: 5
Morbid Angel 13

Well arranged and produced but it has too many metalcore elements for me to be able to enjoy it. Whiny growls, boy-band straight vocals, simplistic riffs. Pure cringe as usual from these guys.
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24.08.2022 - 10:14
Rating: 10
beyondtehdarksun

Gets better with every listen. The seamless transitions between classic rock and melodeath really makes it stand out, and it manages to never fall back to the 08/15 Soilwork of their 2000s albums.
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"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
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25.08.2022 - 22:22
Rating: 6
HypnoChook

Leaning a bit too far towards mellow-death

Didnt hate it, but a bit too easy-listening.
Also while every song was full of ideas (many good), it was not very cohesive to my ears. Plus the sheer cheesiness of some chorus melodies (e.g. Death I Hear You Calling, Dreams of Nowhere) made me laugh - I get that Bjørn can sing, but it seems a step in a weird direction to me. I also thought the production was a step backwards from Whisp of the Atlantic, which sounded much heavier.

Highlights: Is it in your Darkness, Electric Again
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29.08.2022 - 10:56
Rating: 9
The style doesn't bother me at all, I really dig the execution. Whether we call death or metalcore or alternative or anything else, what matters is that they did it right. For the first time, I think I should give their discography a good listen.
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02.09.2022 - 14:48
Rating: 6
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
After a few listens now I'm beginning to like it less, there's nothing that really stands out as such other than it's clean modern production. The songs "Death, I Hear You Calling", and "The Everlasting Flame" are pretty decent in parts but other than than that there's nothing at all memorable about thus album to me.

The vocals aren't to my taste either, they make the album sound too mainstream, and the melodies and songwriting are no more than generic to me. The main problem I have is the album length, it's way too long imho, perhaps I would have appreciated it more if it had been cut short by 15-20 minutes.
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19.09.2022 - 13:17
Rating: 7
Liafev

Totally agree with the length issue. This album started absolutely perfectly for me, "Nous Sommes La Guerre" is my clear highlight of the album. There are lots of great moments in there, but after 30mn I started feeling it was time for something else and checked how long was left to play.. Was almost chocked to see I didn't reach the half mark. I would have been ok for a couple more songs, but here 1h05 seems totally unjustified. There are obvious fillers in the middle, and for me this album would go from a 6-7 to an 8 just by remove 4-5 tracks.
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25.09.2022 - 17:48
Rating: 8
metalbrat

Bit cheesier and presence of few fillers made this album less interesting compared to their last outing but still they have produced what is expected. Could have reduced the length by 2-3 tracks.
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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14.10.2022 - 15:04
Rating: 4
dickkafa

Snoozefest
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03.11.2022 - 05:21
Rating: 8
tintinb

Great vocals. Also some really creative guitar work.
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Leeches everywhere.
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