(7/10) SoulLine is a Swiss metal outfit, hailing from Gentilino – close to lake Lugano. The quintet began in 2001 and it took 6 years before the debut ‘Oblivium’ was launched. In the meantime the five-piece metal band added three more records, of which the latest one, ‘Welcome My Sun’, was launched in 2015.
Three years later the band’s next offer is in the starting blocks. ‘The Deep’ includes a 10-song-tracklist with ‘Leviathan’ being the gate opener to an exciting metal record.
SoulLine describes their music as melodic death metal with some hardcore influences. These influences are definitely present and songs like ‘Nightmare’ represents them very well. It’s mainly the vocals by frontman Ghebro that bridges the two style. He’s not really growling and not really shouting either. It’s a mix of both and it’s a solid portion of melody that creates a forceful vocal sound.
‘The Deep’ doesn’t come with a real title track even though there are two songs that pick up the keyword. ‘Deepest Me’ is a harsh and catchy track towards the end of the album, followed by an outro entitled ‘The Deep End’.
One of the best tracks on ‘The Deep’ is the six minute smasher ‘Into Life’. The song is kept in mid-pace and comes with a heavy groove. Riffpower, provided by Lore and Marco, gives the song its punch while it is bassist Miles and drummer Matt, contributing with a vibrant beat that gives the song and the album the right punch.
SoulLine’s newest album shows well-done musical craftsmanship. The album is heavy, grooving and entertaining. Nothing wrong with it at all.
- Cool Breeze
- The Fall
- Filthy Reality
- Into Life
- The Game
- Deepest Me
- The Deep End
- Still Mind
Label: Profane Records
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Release Date EU: September 19th, 2018