SOILWORK: 'The Living Infinite' Disc 2 Track-By-Track Commentary

"The Living Infinite", the ninth studio album and first dual-disc release from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, will be unleashed on February 27 in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1, and in North America on March 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), the CD features artwork by MNEMIC's Mircea Eftemie Gabrie.

"The Living Infinite" features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track "The Windswept Mercy" and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).

SOILWORK's world tour launches with a 55-show headlining trek through the U.S. and Canada this March. Support will come from JEFF LOOMIS, BLACKGUARD, THE BROWNING and WRETCHED.

"The Living Infinite" track listing:

CD 1

01. Spectrum Of Eternity
02. Memories Confined
03. This Momentary Bliss
04. Tongue
05. The Living Infinite I
06. Let The First Wave Rise
07. Vesta
08. Realm Of The Wasted
09. The Windswept Mercy
10. Whispers And Lights

CD 2

01. Entering Aeons
02. Long Live The Misanthrope
03. Drowning With Silence
04. Antidotes In Passing
05. Leech
06. The Living Infinite II
07. Loyal Shadow
08. Rise Above The Sentiment
09. Parasite Blues
10. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard

Commentary from SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren on the songs that make up CD 1 of "The Living Infinite":

01. Entering Aeons

Dirk: "This eerie, crawling instrumental sets the tone for chapter II of 'The Living Infinite'."

02. Long Live The Misanthrope

Dirk: "An up-tempo thrasher with killer riffs, epic solos and a catchy chorus: in short, 100% pure SOILWORK!"

03. Drowning With Silence

Dirk: "Crushing yet melodic, this track perfectly embodies the album's introspective atmosphere."

04. Antidotes In Passing

Dirk: "Melancholy abounds in this atmospheric piece."

05. Leech

Dirk: "At 260 bpm, the fastest song on the album and chock-full of Sylvain's signature riffing."

06. The Living Infinite II

Dirk: "Another catchy, heavy track with a timeless chorus."

07. Loyal Shadow

Dirk: "This beautiful instrumental honors a fallen friend."

08. Rise Above The Sentiment

Dirk: "A soaring chorus atop a roller coaster of heavy riffs."

09. Parasite Blues

Dirk: "Pounding grooves, thunderous guitars and epic melodies: this is blues the SOILWORK way!"

10. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard

Dirk: "A magnificent Sven-penned closer, dark and truly unique, with lyrics by Ola."

Commentary from SOILWORK frontman Björn "Speed" Strid on the songs that make up CD 1 of "The Living Infinite":

01. Spectrum Of Eternity

Strid: "A fast and thrashy, yet melodic opener bringing you straight to the 'core of existence."

02. Memories Confined

Strid: "An epic song with Sven's signature."

03. This Momentary Bliss

Strid: "Reminding you of 'A Predator's Portrait' days. Super-catchy and groovy chorus."

04. Tongue

Strid: "A fast song with a great melancholic feeling."

05. The Living Infinite I

Strid: "A heavy driven mid-tempo song with a timeless melody."

06. Let The First Wave Rise

Strid: "If you mix SOILWORK with POSSESSED, this is what you get."

07. Vesta

Strid: "A very heavy and atmospheric song with an elaborate acoustic intro."

08. Realm Of The Wasted

Strid: "Insane guitar work with the most intricate chorus on the album."

09. The Windswept Mercy

Strid: "A melancholic but hopeful song featuring Justin Sullivan."

10. Whispers And Lights

Strid: "The epic ending track of the first album on which we just invented 'Levitating Metal.'"



Photo credit: Hannah Verbeuren

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to block users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.