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JayM
March 2nd 2021


46 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is a grower. It took about 3 listens for it to 'click'

LeddSledd
March 2nd 2021


6564 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

cheers on staff, NoTrap!

Mythodea
March 2nd 2021


6890 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@JayM I feel like grower albums take more time, I need 3 relistens of each album to remember just which song is which!

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TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
March 2nd 2021


16982 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks LeddSledd ;)

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WalrusTusk
March 2nd 2021


1031 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I dunno, I got it in about one click and then hoped it would get better. But it's just a bunch of mid tempo, formulaic alt-rock.

jfromnj
March 30th 2021


70 Comments


This one is borderline unlistenable due to the drum production.

tef
April 12th 2021


208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I feel I have to counter all the borderline negative comments here. I've been a modest fan of Soen since Lykaia. While staying within their comfort zone, Soen continue to deliver quality albums with hardly any filler. I can't deny, it can come of as a bit formulaic but give this album a few spins and it def sticks. I would be very interested to hear what would happen if these guys tried to make a bit more ambitious album, and tread outside their comfortzone a bit more.

DarkNoctus
April 12th 2021


11667 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

it was the opposite for me - it hit initially but then it felt really stale and formulaic the more i listened. they focussed more on the elements i disliked from the last album rather than the ones i liked and all the subtlety in their writing is gone in favour of really bland riffs that don't hit at all.

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Hawks
May 28th 2021


75358 Comments


Need this now. Love this band so much.

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Retter42
July 20th 2021


2 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Meh. All the songs are too similar. Not a big fan of the guitar solos either

Mythodea
July 21st 2021


6890 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Having loved Katatonia, you get to accept that some bands' material might sound too samey. I get what you mean, but Soen are some of the bands that I adore despite them having so much of the same dynamics and riffs.



Also, it's a recurring joke with my friends that all their albums have at least a word talking about someone who goes against things (rival/dissident/opponent/antagonist)

SrpskiCekic
July 26th 2021


90 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dunno, I'm as big fan of Soen as you can get, but even after 30+ listens it still doesn't click... Unlike any of their previous albums which did on the first listen.

DDDeftoneDDD
July 26th 2021


19431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

no click agreed

LeddSledd
July 27th 2021


6564 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

lame album [3]

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
July 27th 2021


26428 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Idk I dig it.

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SrpskiCekic
August 4th 2021


90 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The new b sides are better than the entirety of this record

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2021


16982 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Gotta check those songs.

DDDeftoneDDD
August 10th 2021


19431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I think the new one from Wheel (FIN) may be better than this.



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