With about a month to go until Soilwork unveil their twelfth album in full, they’ve unearthed a third single (this one in English), titled ‘Dream of Nowhere‘, and it might just be the best one yet. Övergivenheten comes out on August 19, 2022 via Nuclear Blast, and they have an upcoming Aussie tour too so you’ll need to learn the lyrics.
The successor to Verkligheten includes singles ‘Övergivenheten‘ and ‘Nous Sommes la Guerre’ which set the tone for Soilwork‘s 2022 sound, with strong influences from Opeth. However, with this third single, the six-piece Swede outfit have seemed to step it up a notch, let’s get into it.
With a swarm of riffs bursting into ‘Dream of Nowhere‘ Soilwork have really upped the ante. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid offers powerful screams across a wonderful display of Scandi instrumentation, particularly with the pace and mighty force of the drums. The Helsingborg band cultivate tornados of crescendo across this track and strike the ultimate balance of maturity, evolution and their Gothenburg roots. It’s also worth noting that each single has impeccable single art designed, so make sure to check that out.
On the new single, Strid comments:
“Dreams of Nowhere serves up an atmosphere that reminds you of our roots in the Swedish mid 90’s death metal scene, with soaring riffs that sends melancholic and beautiful chills down your spine, but still brings you to where the heart of the band lies in 2022. Lyrics deal with the constant battle between reality and escapism.”
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Soilwork – Övergivenheten tracklisting
2. Nouse Sommes la Guerre
3. Electric Again
4. Valleys Of Gloam
5. Is It In Your Darkness
8. Death, I Hear You Calling
9. This Godless Universe
10. Dreams Of Nowhere
11. The Everlasting Flame
13. Harvest Spine
14. On The Wings Of A Goddess Through Flaming Sheets Of Rain
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