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Fear Factory & Soilwork
The Fonda Theatre
May 7 2016
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Soilwork is a quite specific name of a melodic death metal band, which hails from the town of Helsingborg in Sweden. At present, they are under a contract with a recording label named Nuclear Blast. The band was formed in late 1995; it had a name of Inferior Breed, at the time of origination.
Later the band had changed their name to Soilwork in the year of 1996. Their music theme is a combination of the classic Gothenburg metal sound with power-groove riffs of late 1970s, early 1980s British and European metal.
Quite interestingly, the band has introduced very strong elements from the American alternative metal and adopted a more melodic sound, in their later albums.
Their most recent musical work has been comprised of more singing and lighter melodies as compared to their earlier works. Their change of style has really been appreciated by a very different group of music lovers and they have been given quite rave reviews by the critics.
The sound and music of Soilwork has been under the great influence of the bands like Pantera, Meshuggah and Carcass, according to some of the reliable critics. The later change in the name of band had surely affected the style of music as well; they had started to produce music, based on melody.
Soilwork had started to work on a demo entitled In Dreams We Fall into the Eternal Lake, at that time. It is worth mentioning here thet the bassist Carl-Gustav D??s had left the group, even before its first recording. At that time, the guitarist Peter Wichers had handled the bass tracks on the demo.
Soilwork had met with Michael Amott of Arch Enemy fame, quite co-incidentally after a short period of time. He was a person, who had owned a record store in Helsingborg and they had given him a copy of their demo.
The chance encounter became a reason for the signing of a contract with Listenable Records. The band had added keyboardist Carlos Holmberg and bassist Ola Flink to complete their line-up, in the year of 1998. The band had recorded and released their debut album titled Steelbath Suicide in May of that year.
The year of 2000, proved to be turning point, as they had lots of tours in the year, and at the same time, Soilwork had again decided to produce their third full length album, entitled A Predator's Portrait.
The album was released, and received, at a very great level. It had brought Soilwork to the forefront of the melodic death metal scene, alongside label mates In Flames.
The band had got a chance to play at that year's installment of the Wacken Open Air Festival along with touring extensively with Annihilator and Nevermore.
Later after the completion of another successful tour, they had entered again in the studio in late 2001 to record the follow-up to A Predator's Portrait with Devin Townsend. Natural Born Chaos was their next album, to be released in the year of 2002, which had got a very great critical acclaim.
Soilwork had again gone on a tour throughout Europe in support of the effort. They also toured throughout the United States for the first time.