Swedish types Soilwork are back, with some glorious axe wielding and more than a bit of 'oof!'
It’s a mighty ‘oof’ in the face as eighth effort from earthy Swedish sorts Soilwork hails the return of long-serving guitarist and founding member Peter Wichers, marking a return to a more technical sound. Yes, you’ll still find the catchy-as-fuck choruses and racing time signatures that the band have become renown for, but now the axework is even more astounding – just check out Wichers’ fretboard gymnastics on ‘Deliverance Is Mine’ and ‘Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning’ for evidence. The synth-led ‘Night Comes Clean’ provides a brief let-up from the galloping tempos and ‘Let This River Flow’ is a real head-nodding groover. Nice.
There's been some actual news this week. The Movielifereformed, Fightstarreturned from hiatus, and then there was Emoji Artworks. But sadly, today is our last #notthenews round-up of 2014. Try to hold back those tears while we recap all of this week's nonsense.