SOMAN – World On Fire (CD)
Try imagining heavy metal music blended up with extreme metal music with thrash metal elements? It’s tough, but it is doable, as Italian’s Soman have done this perfectly, but coming through as a crossover death/thrash metal band.
Take the best elements of Involved, Lamb Of God, Heaven Shall Burn, and Lyzanxia, and you’ve the growl powered, death metal guitar shredding, chest sucking drumming work, and you’re left with “World On Fire” from Soman, an outfit hellbent on making your life a living hell through their punishing rhythms and razor sharp riffing.
It’s pretty cool to hear such old school musical ideas within Soman’s music, as it reminds of the good old days of death and thrash metal. The fact that these guys don’t give a damn as to what anyone thinks of their extreme music is two thumbs up because at the end of the day, it is their art, which is of most concern to the quintet. With heavy hitters like “Symphony Of War”, “World On Fire”, “Meatgrinder”, “Demon’s Coffin” and “The Last Exhalation”, you’re going to find yourself in an insane moshing frenzy, as most Soman’s music is mosh pit warfare music. Check out “World On Fire” and watch your own world burn to the ground. [Buil2Kill] Sarjoo Devani