CD REVIEW Soen

Band: Soen
Album title: Cognitive
Label: Spinefarm Records
Distributor: V2 Records
Release date: 13/02/2012
Release: CD

Soen is a heavy metal band consisting of various high-profile musicians. On May 28, 2010, the band saw first light and the formation of Soen was announced, its lineup consisting of former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, ex-Death, Testament and Sadus bassist DiGiorgio Steve, Willowtree vocalist Joel Ekelöf and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis.
Their debut album Cognitive was released on February 15, 2012 and only 1 thing comes to mind. Tool, this record sounds as Tool. So in a way this isn’t something everyone would like since not everyone is into prog rock / metal. But it is what it is and it is good. All well played and the sound quality is top notch but that was to be expected with such a line up of artists.
The only downside is that all the songs are actually slower songs witch is certainly something different to hear these days, but then again with such a line up, it could have been hard and heavy.

71/100

Jeroen.