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Another band for Depeche Mode Era Soilwork fans

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by johnfrank1970, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. johnfrank1970

    johnfrank1970 Member

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    Skiller - Novels of Suburbia (2009)

    http://www.myspace.com/skillermetal

    Looks like it is a digital-only release. Listened to part of it yesterday and it seemed well done and catchy.
     
  2. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    What the heck does "depeche mode era soilwork" mean??????????
     
  3. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    Depeche Mode era = the catchy melodic chorus style they developed on Natural Born Chaos. It compares to the smilar style that Depeche Mode used during their 80's heyday. It's a long ass ways from Chainheart.
     
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    I've had the album for about a week now. It's very catchy.
     
  5. johnfrank1970

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    Thank you, Glenn. Your quickly entered definition probably headed off at least 10 posts calling me a moron. :)
     
  6. booB

    booB Señor Member

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    Moron!!!!!!! :)

    I actually think NBC is a pretty different sound for them... it's a long ass ways from Chainheart Machine (et al), but it seems like they only stayed with the melo-depressing sound for one album before moving on to their modern thrashy/core-y sound. Then again, I have not heard them since Stabbing the Drama.
     
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    I don't think Soilwork has any real metalcore elements in their music. For me the ultra-new-wave-bland-formulaic-gheyness-at-the-expense-of-cool-riffage lasted for at least two albums: NBC and FNF. Stabbing the Drama is a bit heavier, but the songs are still quite lackluster to my ears. I actually ended up liking Sworn to a Great Divide. It's nothing compared to Chainheart and Predator's Portrait, of course, but they finally were able to write catchy songs again. We'll see what the next album brings.
     
  8. guardian26

    guardian26 Mike the Cop

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    I'll check this out, because I think NBC is Soilwork's masterpiece, followed by PP.
     
  9. AngraRULES

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    Amen!
     
  10. Pellaz

    Pellaz Tigron of Immanion

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    So say we all!


    (or at least me...)
     
  11. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    A Predator's Portrait. FTW.

    Zod
     
  12. RonKFish

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    I've go to go with Zod on this one. I'd rate the albums:
    Predator's Portrait
    Natural Born Chaos
    Steelbath...
    Chainheart...
    Sworn to...
    Stabbing...
    Figure...

    \m/
     
  13. Bear

    Bear Got Shred??

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    I love all versions of Soilwork, I am glad that Wischers is back in the band again where he belongs. My favs are NBC and STD but Predators Portrait got me into the band!

    Oh I love how this turned into a Soilwork thread..... I need to check out this other band but there can be only one Soilwork and In Flames and Chimera and ...

    Bear
     
  14. BenMech

    BenMech student of the d'eh

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    I get what John Frank means, but the band who I'd attribute more with a painfully bad Depeche Mode era is Paradise Lost, NOT Soilwork.
     

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