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on August 20, 2013 via Pavement Entertainment in
North America. This will mark the first album with
original frontman Ryan McCombs since 2004's
"re.de.fine". The new album sees SOiL returning to
its classic sound that both fans and critics alike have
come to admire.
Critics have hailed the new album as "An album that
could have come directly after the "Scars" album".
Some featured songs from "WHOLE" include "The
Hate Song", "Loaded Gun", "Way Gone", and "Shine
On". Another track titled "Amalgamation" sees Ryan
taking song titles from both the SOiL and Drowning
Pool catalog and weaving them into verses of the song.
A definite must listen for any fan of Ryan's previous
tenure with both bands.
Top Customer Reviews
This album sounds like Old SOiL, mixed with his Drowning pool days. Heavy, melodic and overall and Great Album.
It isn’t a complete reunion of the early line-up as guitarist Shaun Glass is missing and drummer Tom Schofield’s place is taken up by the capable drummer Will Hunt (although he is not the band’s new drummer and for live shows Soil will be playing with Mitch Gabel). Despite this change, the band are fairly able to recreate the sound that made them famous.
At first I was skeptical that the album could be good, so long after the scene from which the band came from had died, and after line-up changes and reports of a tinny production job, but I was actually fairly impressed on my first listen and have grown to really appreciate the record over time since then. It’s a very good record for this type of music, and if you can overlook your distrust or cynicism you may be very pleasantly surprised.
The album lasts about 37 minutes, the songs are all brief, succinct and don’t overstay their welcome. There is nothing progressive or virtuosic on display and it isn’t dense, challenging or punishingly heavy. For certain more dedicated fans of the genre this may make the album sound boring, but it should increase its appeal to a wider audience.
All of the material is easily-digestible Hard Rock with a Metal flavour and for the most part sounds like material from the band’s previous efforts Scars and Redefine (particularly ‘Amalgamation’).Read more ›
It definitely sounds like the SOiL of a decade ago.
Fans of Soil will not be disappointed with this album at all.
Stand out songs are Shine On, Way Gone, Amalgamation, Loaded Gun, Ugly, The Hate Song and One Love.
Good to have you back Ryan and welcome back Soil.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All the games went to my adult grandson. He has no complaints about it.Published 19 months ago by Linda Montgomery
Good Heavy Solid Rock!!!! Some great catchy hooks for being really heavy.Published on July 14, 2014 by Gary J.
Horrible...i downloaded the album, purchase was successfully processed but the music never showed up i. The cloud drive or anything on my phone. Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by Nathan
I have never bought a Soil CD but I liked the songs Halo and Redefine. So when I heard
Ryan McCombs was back I had to buy this. Great cd you wont regret it.