Release Date: September 11, 2001
Reviewed by Chris Schwegler
When you think of Heavy Metal you think of old school bands such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Metallica and Megadeth. Putting a band that comes out now, in that group is very hard to do. It seems all the reviews classify this band as heavy metal or metal. Personally wouldnt go that far at all.
Soil is a 5-piece nu-metal/hard rock band from Chicago. A very well balanced band with a nu-metal sound and great deep rusty vocals. The guitars are very powerful force with a loud and in your face style, comparing to a Black Label Society.
Their first single “Halo” has been rocking the radio waves for awhile now, catching a lot of attention of many metal fans. “Halo” has a very catchy drumline, good chorus, and the guitar tears it up. If thiese guys continue to do this they will stir up some fans all over. Opening on a huge tour with Statc-X andf Soulfly should lift this band even higher than they are now.
But, there seems to be something missing in all this. Throughout the album the same sound is kept. Nothing really changes in the diversity of the music. There are more hits on this album as long as you can handle “Halo”, if you cant, then the rest is worthless.
That is why for the low review, there just isnt much variation in the music throughout the album. Gets kinda boring 5 songs in or so. If you are a fan of the Godsmack style of hard-rock, then dive in.