SOILWORK Stabbing The Drama Nuclear Blast
From page 80 of Classic Rock Magazine April 2005
Swedish goth metalheads strike hard and heavy.
metal scene continues to diversify, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that its genesis lies very much in the underground metal scene.
So enter Soilwork, delightfully reminding us all that, when it comes down to the wire, we are talking about... metal!
This is not only the best album yet from these ambitious Swedes, it’s also a forthright condemnation of those within the scene who believe that fey melodies can disguise a lack of commitment, passion and muscle.
Stabbing The Drama has pace, action, tunes, structure and passion. It takes Soilwork to a whole new level, as they prove a capacity to compete with all- comers in the mainstream while remaining true to their roots. Magnificently assertive.
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