Ive see this band live when they played with Ozzy and I was so impessed I bought there album. “Halo” is easily one of the best tongue in cheek anthems but it doesnt just stop there. There isnt one filler song on this album. Each song after the next just rock brutally. The standout songs to me are “need to feel”,”wide open”, and my personal fav “black 7″. Soil and Audiovent are easily the 2 best metal bands in this otherwise talent-less scene. Buy this album you wont be disappointed.
Straight-ahead yet emotive, testosterone-fueled rock, SOiL’s impressive debut boasts 13 strong songs, all with staying power. The propulsive rhythms of the infectious, melodic, and intense title track are at once edgy and heavy, while ”The One” is like a cooler Creed, with ”Black 7” a brooding, more powerful and modern Danzig. Though Scars was produced by Johnny K, the seeming architect of the new ”Chicago sound” that began with Disturbed (and SOiL are not unlike their Windy City counterparts, especially on ”Understanding Me”) that’s not to say SOiL doesn’t have its own identity. The Midwestern quintet grooves hard and consistently with a pleasing combination of modern metal stylings matched with old-school influences and a nice attention to detail. From the sexy groove of ”Need to Feel” to the more evil ”Wide Open,” to the punky rawness of ”The One,” SOiL cover a lot of ground without losing the thread, marking the darkly provocative Scars as an auspicious, affecting, and coolly commercial beginning. –Katherine Turman
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This is one of the few albums that I can listen to from track 1 through the final track and enjoy every single song. The album had ‘radio friendly rock’ written all over it, but it never got much attention besides the one single “Halo.” Unfortunately Ryan (lead vocals) left the band and has since joined Drowning Pool.
I picked this cd up a few years back and when i head the band was releasing their new cd which you can read my review about under that cd i just had to pop this album back in to remined me why i loved these guys. From the second you pop this cd in to the very last dark track you will be bangin your head and screaming for more, this is truly one of the best cd’s i own and will always love it although Ryan is now the lead man for drowning pool!!!
If you like Seether, Metallica, and Godsmack check SOiL out! They rock in conert too!I’ll rate the songs of this CD:Breaking Me Down – 5/5Halo – 5/5Need to Feel – 4/5Wide Open 4/5Understanding Me – 5/5My Own – 4/5Unreal – 4/5Inside – 5/5Two Skins – 5/5One – 3/5New Faith – 5/5Why – 3/5Black 7 – 3/5
Good rythims, good vocals, fun lyrics….first saw this on a WoW pvp video and had to have it.(Video PAT-PVP2)