The Ride Majestic

Soilwork

If you were to Google for “underappreciated bands”, chances are Soilwork is one of the top results (I haven’t checked actually, but they should be). This Swedish melodic death metal band has been around since the mid nineties and somehow never made it to the big time. Even though their musical qualities keep growing with each release.

With “The Ride Majestic” they once again take a giant leap forward. The Soilwork we hear on this album is recognizable for those familiar with their earlier work, yet very different at the same time. It’s both more melodic (where it comes to the use of vocals and the slower melody parts) and more aggressive in certain areas than their previous double release “The Living Infinite” (2013).

If you know and love the band, you might have to get used to this release because it’s a different kind of animal. But you will learn to love it

If you don’t know the band, shame on you. Pick up “The Ride Majestic” and put it on heavy rotation. Say hello to a new friend.

Track listing

All music arranged by Soilwork.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. “The Ride Majestic”   Strid Strid 4:09
2. “Alight in the Aftermath”   Andersson Coudret 3:47
3. “Death in General”   Strid Strid, Andersson 4:59
4. “Enemies in Fidelity”   Strid Strid 4:16
5. “Petrichor by Sulphur”   Andersson Andersson 5:11
6. “The Phantom”   Strid Andersson 3:57
7. “The Ride Majestic (Aspire Angelic)”   Strid, Andersson Andersson 4:46
8. “Whirl of Pain”   Strid, Andersson Andersson 5:01
9. “All Along Echoing Paths”   Strid Strid 4:21
10. “Shining Lights”   Strid Coudret 3:43
11. “Father And Son, Watching the World Go Down”   Strid Andersson 5:40
Total length:
49:52

Release date: 28-08-2015
Reviewer: Randy Gerritse
Score: 9

Randy Gerritse

Randy is the founder of Metal On Loud Magazine and its community. He is a lyricist for several bands (Dissector, GOOT), an author currently working on his second book, and does web development for a living.

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