You ever notice
that when you hear a certain sound you instantly know
what band it is, well Soilent Green is definately one
of those bands. Just don't ever tell them they have
alot of Sabbath influence in their sound. Ben likes
to think of it as just blues and jazz, but heavier.
Everytime you read about a band's new cd, it always
tells you how this is their most mature and focused
album to date. Well, alot of the time that's just not
true, you end up getting a lot rehashed riffs from
the bands' last record. Soilent Green however, delivers
the goods here, without a doubt. Mixing up the New
Orleans sound better then Superjoint Ritual could ever
wish to do. Not saying I'm comparing the two bands,
but SJR takes off where Soilent Green left off on "A
Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down". This time
around on "Confrontation" the sound gets pushed to
the forefront of underground metal, with Sabbath
melodies and Eyehategod-led breakdowns. The grooves
are so thick at some points, you swear you feel the
mud on your feet. Look out for the heavily bluesed
influenced "Liquor and Cigarettes", it's a nice lil'
laid back jam that brings to mind the intro to "Later
Days" but much more defined. "Paper Cut" is a nice
bass solo tribute to fallen member Scott Williams,
where "Another Cheap Brand of Luck" is a full on Hank
Williams jam intro into probably the heaviest track
on the record, "This Glass House of Broken Words".
This is by far the most entertaining record Soilent
Green has put out to date.
Reviewed by: Godawfulcommiepigfuckingbastards