What SOON has manifested with Vol. 1 is multifaceted, melodic and adventurous. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based quartet pulled from a deep well of influence and experience in crafting its eight-song LP spending a concentrated week of revising and tracking, plus two months of tinkering, at the Greensboro studio Legitimate Business with engineer Kris Hilbert (Torch Runner, Between The Buried And Me, The Body) at the helm.
In a recent investigation of the record, Heavy Blog Is Heavy notes, “Vol 1. is a hefty half-hour of emotionally-charged, riffy, entertaining doom-folk, atmospheric and grandiose; it takes its time to build towards sonically satisfying conclusions, but never at the sacrifice of the record’s momentum. SOON knows how to make a record that is tempered in moderation and tasteful in execution, and any fan of doom metal should check this out for its refreshing, well-paced, smartly-written take on the sound.” Echoes And Dust concurs commanding the band’s, “very palatable mix of plaintive, soulful melody, strong commercial hooks and pounding, progressive metal.”
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Vol 1. expertly balances mettle and melody, shading their songs with psych-rock textures and melodic finesse. Rather than using their low, slow riffs as dredging sinkholes, deliberate momentum turns meditative-with strong forward pushes devoid of any dead weight. Airy melody and psychedelic flourishes keep these songs nimble and even pop-oriented. The balance of power and grace evokes more triumph than decay, but never sacrifices its grand heft.
Vol. 1 is set for release on CD, LP and digitally via Temple Of Torturous on March 4th. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.