Seeing Red


The new album from Finnish Thrash Metal band SOULWOUND "Seeing Red" is a bit difficult […]
By Itzik Rubin
December 12, 2013
Soulwound - Seeing Red album cover

The new album from Finnish Thrash Metal band SOULWOUND "Seeing Red" is a bit difficult to review. Although the band's name is taken from a FEAR FACTORY song, SOULWOUND sound more like NAPALM DEATH and like NAPALM DEATH all the songs on the album sound alike.

I personally am not a great fan of that kind of Death Metal / Grindcore but I can appreciate bands from these genres that manage the correct balances between growling and singing. Unfortunately SOULWOUND is not one of them.  The album starts with a long intro followed by SOULWOUND's hammering away on guitars and drums, the lead vocalist growling constantly in a monotonic sound that ends only in "Swine Orgy".

It seems that on "Suppression" there was an attempt to change and in that song the band sounds a bit like DESTRUCTION, but pretty fast the band goes back to the same darn monotonic rhythm  which continues through "Soul Eater" and "Seven (All Hail the Tapeworm)".

In my opinion this album will be liked by NAPALM DEATH fans and them alone.

4 / 10

Nothing special

"Seeing Red" Track-listing:

1. Bridgeburner
2. Condemned
3. Skin Machine
4. Stranglehold
5. Swine Orgy
6. Suppression
7. Soul Eater
8. Seven (All Hail the Tapeworm)

Soulwound Lineup:

Niko Huusari - Guitar
Arto Jauho - Vocal
Olli Pétas - Guitar
Joni Järvenmäki - Bass
Janne Huusari - Drums

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