SOILWORK: 'The Living Infinite' Disc 2 Track-By-Track Commentary
"The Living Infinite", the ninth studio album and first dual-disc release from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, will be unleashed on February 27 in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1, and in North America on March 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), the CD features artwork by MNEMIC's Mircea Eftemie Gabrie.
"The Living Infinite" features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track "The Windswept Mercy" and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).
SOILWORK's world tour launches with a 55-show headlining trek through the U.S. and Canada this March. Support will come from JEFF LOOMIS, BLACKGUARD, THE BROWNING and WRETCHED.
"The Living Infinite" track listing:
01. Spectrum Of Eternity 02. Memories Confined 03. This Momentary Bliss 04. Tongue 05. The Living Infinite I 06. Let The First Wave Rise 07. Vesta 08. Realm Of The Wasted 09. The Windswept Mercy 10. Whispers And Lights
01. Entering Aeons 02. Long Live The Misanthrope 03. Drowning With Silence 04. Antidotes In Passing 05. Leech 06. The Living Infinite II 07. Loyal Shadow 08. Rise Above The Sentiment 09. Parasite Blues 10. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard
Commentary from SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren on the songs that make up CD 1 of "The Living Infinite":
01. Entering Aeons
Dirk: "This eerie, crawling instrumental sets the tone for chapter II of 'The Living Infinite'."
02. Long Live The Misanthrope
Dirk: "An up-tempo thrasher with killer riffs, epic solos and a catchy chorus: in short, 100% pure SOILWORK!"
03. Drowning With Silence
Dirk: "Crushing yet melodic, this track perfectly embodies the album's introspective atmosphere."
04. Antidotes In Passing
Dirk: "Melancholy abounds in this atmospheric piece."
Dirk: "At 260 bpm, the fastest song on the album and chock-full of Sylvain's signature riffing."
06. The Living Infinite II
Dirk: "Another catchy, heavy track with a timeless chorus."
07. Loyal Shadow
Dirk: "This beautiful instrumental honors a fallen friend."
08. Rise Above The Sentiment
Dirk: "A soaring chorus atop a roller coaster of heavy riffs."
09. Parasite Blues
Dirk: "Pounding grooves, thunderous guitars and epic melodies: this is blues the SOILWORK way!"
10. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard
Dirk: "A magnificent Sven-penned closer, dark and truly unique, with lyrics by Ola."
Commentary from SOILWORK frontman Björn "Speed" Strid on the songs that make up CD 1 of "The Living Infinite":
01. Spectrum Of Eternity
Strid: "A fast and thrashy, yet melodic opener bringing you straight to the 'core of existence."
02. Memories Confined
Strid: "An epic song with Sven's signature."
03. This Momentary Bliss
Strid: "Reminding you of 'A Predator's Portrait' days. Super-catchy and groovy chorus."
Strid: "A fast song with a great melancholic feeling."
05. The Living Infinite I
Strid: "A heavy driven mid-tempo song with a timeless melody."
06. Let The First Wave Rise
Strid: "If you mix SOILWORK with POSSESSED, this is what you get."
Strid: "A very heavy and atmospheric song with an elaborate acoustic intro."
08. Realm Of The Wasted
Strid: "Insane guitar work with the most intricate chorus on the album."
09. The Windswept Mercy
Strid: "A melancholic but hopeful song featuring Justin Sullivan."
10. Whispers And Lights
Strid: "The epic ending track of the first album on which we just invented 'Levitating Metal.'"