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The Soul Exchange: Edge Of Sanity
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The Soul Exchange: Edge Of Sanity

Melodic Hard Rock
3.0/5.0

Rising from Stockholm, The Soul Exchange has been fast tracking their musical career. They dropped their debut album, Bloodbound, in March 2017, and then followed up quickly with an EP, Vow Of Seth in December. Now they return with their second album Edge Of Sanity a mere six months later.

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I'm neither familiar with The Soul Exchange nor those two previous releases. If I could describe their sound in a few words, I would call it riff driven, moderately paced, dark and melancholy, melodic hard rock. While there can be some up beat tunes here, I mostly found the songs to be somber, heavy, plodding and, for lack of a better word, similar. Some of the somberness comes from Daniel John's melancholy vocal style. I found these aforementioned charactistics within songs such as Mountain, The Passing, and Master, where The Soul Exchange seemed to be reaching for some cross between gothic and doom rock. For the redundancy, when I first listened to the first two tracks, Stealing My Mind and My Reflection, I thought they were one continuous song. But there's some better up beat moments with Right Here and Quest For Life. But even so, they were not enough to inspire future spins of the album. To distill these observations into a conclusion, I basically found The Soul Exchange's Edge Of Sanity to be kind of despondent and depressing and so, not all that entertaining. But that's just me. I did like the guitar solos.




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The Bottom Line

I basically found The Soul Exchange's Edge Of Sanity to be kind of despondent and depressing and so, not all that entertaining. But that's just me.

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