Origin: Sweden
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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Soilwork  


In the space of a few short years, Soilwork has risen from their initial status of just another Swedish melodic death metal band to their present position as one of the most popular and well-respected bands playing the so-called Gothenburg style. Though their first two albums were fine efforts themselves, it was their third album, 2001's The Predator's Portrait, that really put their name on the map, and their position as leaders in their field was solidified a year later with Natural Born Chaos, an album that topped many fan's and writer's lists for best album of 2002. Now, in 2003, Soilwork takes another step forward with Figure Number Five. Even though their style has not radically altered over the years, and even though the style itself is not terribly unique, Soilwork makes it effective, by maturing and refining their sound with each successive release. They are what modern extreme metal is all about.

Current Members

Björn Strid

vocals (Coldseed, Disarmonia Mundi, Terror 2000)

Sylvain Coudret

guitars (Scarve)

David Andersson

guitars

Ola Flink

bass

Sven Karlsson

keyboards (Evergrey)

Dirk Verbeuren

drums (Aborted, Lyzanxia, Malevolence, No Return, One-Way Mirror, Phazm, Powermad, Scarve, Yyrkoon)

Former Members/Guests

Ludwig Swartz

guitars

Ola Frenning

guitars

Peter Wichers

guitars

Daniel Antonsson

guitars (Dark Tranquillity, Dimension Zero, Pathos)

Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg

keyboards

Jimmy Persson

drums

Henry Ranta

drums (Terror 2000)


Discography



Steel Bath Suicide 
1998 Listenable
  1. Entering the Angel Diabolique
  2. Sadistic Lullabye
  3. My Need
  4. Skin After Skin
  5. Wings of Domain
  6. Steelbath Suicide
  7. In a Close Encounter
  8. Centro de Predominio
  9. Razorlives
  10. Demon in Veins
  11. The Aardvark Trail
  12. Sadistic Lullabye (live)
  13. Disentigrated Skies (bonus)
  14. Burn (cover/bonus)
  • Björn Strid
  • Ludwig Swartz
  • Peter Wichers
  • Ola Flink
  • Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg
  • Jimmy Persson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



The Chainheart Machine 
1999 Listenable
  1. Chainheart Machine
  2. Bulletbeast
  3. Millionflame
  4. Generation Speedkill
  5. Neon Rebels
  6. Possessing the Angels
  7. Spirits of the Future Sun
  8. Machinegun Majesty
  9. Room No 99
  10. ShadowChild (Japan Bonus)
  • Björn Strid
  • Ola Frenning
  • Peter Wichers
  • Ola Flink
  • Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg
  • Henry Ranta

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



A Predator's Portrait 
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Bastard chain
  2. Like an average stalker
  3. Needlefeast
  4. Neurotica rampage
  5. The analyst
  6. Grand failure anthem
  7. Structure divine
  8. Shadowchild
  9. Final fatal force
  10. A predator´s portrait
  11. Asylum Dance (Japan Bonus)
  • Björn Strid
  • Ola Frenning
  • Peter Wichers
  • Ola Flink
  • Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg
  • Henry Ranta

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Natural Born Chaos 
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Follow The Hollow
  2. As We Speak
  3. The Flameout
  4. Natural Born Chaos
  5. Mindfields
  6. The Bringer
  7. Blackstar Deceiver
  8. Mercury Shadow
  9. No More Angels
  10. Song Of The Damned
  11. Mercury Shadow (Swedish/Bonus)
  • Björn Strid
  • Ola Frenning
  • Peter Wichers
  • Ola Flink
  • Sven Karlsson
  • Henry Ranta
2002 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Figure Number Five 
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. Rejection Role
  2. Overload
  3. Figure Number Five
  4. Strangler
  5. Light The Torch
  6. Departure Plan
  7. Cranking The Sirens
  8. Brickwalker
  9. The Mindmaker
  10. Distortion Sleep
  11. Downfall24
  • Björn Strid
  • Ola Frenning
  • Peter Wichers
  • Ola Flink
  • Sven Karlsson
  • Henry Ranta

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Early Chapters 
2003 Listenable
  1. Burn
  2. Disintigrated Skies
  3. Gypsy
  4. Shadow Child
  5. Aardvark Trail (Live)
  • Björn Strid
  • Ola Frenning
  • Peter Wichers
  • Ola Flink
  • Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg
  • Henry Ranta




Stabbing The Drama 
2005 Nuclear Blast
  1. Stabbing the Drama
  2. One With the Flies
  3. Weapon of Vanity
  4. The Crest Fallen
  5. Nerve
  6. Stalemate
  7. Distance
  8. Observation Slave
  9. Fate in Motion
  10. Blind Eye Halo
  11. If Possible
  12. Wherever Thorns May Grow
  • Björn Strid
  • Ola Frenning
  • Peter Wichers
  • Ola Flink
  • Sven Karlsson
  • Dirk Verbeuren

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Sworn To A Great Divide 
2007 Nuclear Blast
  1. Sworn To A Great Divide
  2. Exile
  3. Breeding Thorns
  4. Your Beloved Scapegoat
  5. The Pittsburgh Syndrome
  6. I, Vermin
  7. Light Discovering Darkness
  8. As The Sleeper Awakes
  9. Silent Bullet
  10. Sick Heart River
  11. 20 More Miles
  12. Martyr (bonus)
  • Björn Strid
  • Ola Frenning
  • Daniel Antonsson
  • Ola Flink
  • Sven Karlsson
  • Dirk Verbeuren

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



The Sledgehammer Files  COMPILATION
2010 Avalon
  1. Sadistic Lullabye
  2. Steelbath Suicide
  3. The Chainheart Machine
  4. Bulletbeast
  5. Generation Speedkill
  6. Bastard Chain
  7. Needlefeast
  8. Grand Failure Anthem
  9. Follow The Hollow
  10. As We Speak
  11. Black Star Deceiver
  12. Rejection Role
  13. Figure Number Five
  14. Light The Torch
  15. Stabbing The Drama
  16. One With The Flies
  17. Nerve
  18. Sworn To A Great Divide
  19. Exile (Orchestral Mix)




The Panic Broadcast 
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Late For The Kill, Early For The Slaughter
  2. 2 Lives Worth Of Reckoning
  3. The Thrill
  4. Deliverance Is Mine
  5. Night Comes Clean
  6. King Of The Threshold
  7. Let This River Flow
  8. Epitome
  9. The Akuma Afterglow
  10. Enter Dog Of Pavlov
  • Björn Strid
  • Peter Wichers
  • Sylvain Coudret
  • Ola Flink
  • Sven Karlsson
  • Dirk Verbeuren

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



The Living Infinite 
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Spectrum Of Eternity
  2. Memories Confined
  3. This Momentary Bliss
  4. Tongue
  5. The Living Infinite I
  6. Let The First Wave Rise
  7. Vesta
  8. Realm Of The Wasted
  9. The Windswept Mercy
  10. Whispers And Lights
  11. Entering Aeons
  12. Long Live The Misanthrope
  13. Drowning With Silence
  14. Antidotes In Passing
  15. Leech
  16. The Living Infinite II
  17. Loyal Shadow
  18. Rise Above The Sentiment
  19. Parasite Blues
  20. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard
  • Björn Strid
  • Sylvain Coudret
  • David Andersson
  • Ola Flink
  • Sven Karlsson
  • Dirk Verbeuren




(EP) Beyond The Infinite 
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool
  2. These Absent Eyes
  3. Resisting the Current
  4. When Sound Collides
  5. Forever Lost in Vain
  • Björn Strid
  • Sylvain Coudret
  • David Andersson
  • Ola Flink
  • Sven Karlsson
  • Dirk Verbeuren


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