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LIVE REVIEW SOILWORK OCTOBER 6 2013 PERTH

LIVE REVIEW SOILWORK OCTOBER 6 2013 PERTH

 

 

SOILWORK LIVE AT THE ROSEMOUNT PERTH

AUSTRALIAN TOUR - OCTOBER 6 2013

 

Melodic metallers Soilwork hit Perth for what seems like the millionth time in recent years at the Rosemount Hotel, always a good choice of venue for any kind of music. But especially for the heavy kind. As vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid pointed out towards the end of the night, the band have been hitting Australia several times in the last 10 years and judging by the crowd at the show, for good reason as the fans love this band.

 

 

 

Coming in all the way from Sweden on this final Australia tour, this being the final date on this leg, the band hit the stage early which meant the band were due to end their set fairly early, even by Sunday night standards and while it took the crowd a while to filter into the venue, it was a fair size by the time the band hit the stage. Opening with "This Momentary Bliss" which is off their latest album "The Living Infinite", the band launched into a groove rock vibe with several other tracks following including "Overload". Soilwork has never been a really heavy band to be honest, the death metal tag not really fitting their style even with the "melodic" attached to it.

 

 

But there are certaintly moments of heaviness which showcases their European style with songs like "Weapon Of Vanity". Back into their latest offerings which the tour is promoting, "Follow The Hollow" is certaintly a highlight of the night with a catchy groove and later falling into a more melodic direction, it shows that the band have stuck with their trademark sound and have not veered too much out of their known style. Being more familiar with their older stuff, the title track off "The Chainheart Machine" was a welcome addition to the set and the intimate crowd certaintly appreciated it.

 

 

 

The band continued to pummel the crowd with several classics throughout the night and not venture too much off their new album. Some may question that when a band has a new album out but I think most fans appreciate the varied sets a bit more. The band ended the night with 2 encore songs including the title track off the 2005 album "Stabbing The Drama" and once again Perth experienced another solid performance from the Swedish band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Andrew Schizodeluxe 6 October 2013

 

 

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