SOiL – “Whole”

SOiL – “Whole” (AFM Records)

Awesome – SOiL are back – and in their original incarnation! Formed in the late 90s, this Chicago band sold over one million records worldwide with their major label debut “Scars” in 2001 before vocalist Ryan McCombs departed to join Drowning Pool in 2005. Well, now they are “Whole” again and right off the (baseball) bat I am truly impressed by how classic this sounds – it’s the 90s all over again – and straight in the vein of “Scars”! McCombs’s hoarse, aggro vocals were built to destroy any stadium along with the strong groove metal that makes up songs like ‘Pyschopath’, ‘War Gone’ and ‘Loaded Gun’. Drums on the album were performed by Will Hunt who is best known for his work with Black Label Society and boy, does he pound those muthas – it’s just heaps of attitude from start to finish! Heavy, raging and aggressive, this is the album that SOiL shoulda recorded after “Scars” but WTF, it’s great to have these dudes back to kick our asses once more in the pit!!!!

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