We Curse, We Trust
Anmeldt av Peter Loftus(Mighty Music, 2012)
‘We Curse, We Trust’ is the third full-length from Swiss melodic death metallers SoulLine. Imagine a triangle with Dark Tranquility at one corner, HIM on another and Katatonia on the last. The sound of ‘We Curse, We Trust’ falls somewhere in the space between the three points. At times we have DM vocals, and at others we have a variety of clean vocals all of which work extremely well. Only the Hetfield-esque vocals of track 6, ‘Sleepers Statement’ fall short of the mark for me.
Soundwise, the emphasis is on the melodic characteristics, so those seeking a release that will stick them to the wall with raw power had best look elsewhere – the DM element is subordinate here. Those who want good harmonies, well constructed songs and catchy choruses have come to the right place. There are plenty of passages that will stick in your head and do the rounds even after you have switched this one off.
It is always good to discover a relatively unknown band like SoulLine who can come up with such a mature and polished offering (‘We Curse, We Trust’ it was mixed by Peter Tatgren and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Sonic Syndicate, Katatonia)).
My only problem with this release is that I think side two isn’t as strong as side one. The songs don’t grip as firmly and don’t stick in the listeners head as long. Still, this a great effort overall and definitely worth checking out if this is your kind of thing...
24.05.2013: ETERNAL OATH - Ghostlands
24.05.2013: MEAN STREAK - Trial By Fire
23.05.2013: CARDIANT - Verge
23.05.2013: MASADA - Suffer Mental Decay
22.05.2013: OPEN GRAVE - Fear
22.05.2013: LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE - Antiadore
21.05.2013: DEATH DEALER - War Master
21.05.2013: MACTÄTUS - Blot - Reissue
20.05.2013: CIRCLE OF SILENCE - The Rise of Resistance
20.05.2013: DARK MOOR - Ars Musica
19.05.2013: INQUESTED - Vulture Valley EP
19.05.2013: ZOM - Multiversal Holocaust
18.05.2013: CLAYMORDS - Scum of the Earth
18.05.2013: FREEDOM CALL - Ages of Light – 1998-2013
17.05.2013: ANCIIENTS - Heart Of Oak
17.05.2013: STARKILL - Fires Of Life
16.05.2013: ANGELS OF BABYLON - Thundergod
16.05.2013: IVANHOE - Systematrix
15.05.2013: G.O.R.E. - Stand up sexy Ladies, the Boogie band is here!
15.05.2013: INTEGRITY - Death after Death - rerelease