SOULHEALER - THE KINGS OF BULLET ALLEY
Metal To Infinity
after a very successful EP called ‘Dreamcatcher’, the band Soulhealer wants
to focus on their next step in their career with a debut full length album. This
band is forging the iron while it’s hot, and who are we to disagree.
SoulHealer comes out of the cold and freezing Finland, and we all know that they
have a nose for quality in the dark north! The EP sold 300 copies in a
fortnight, which was a lot above the expectations of the band or anybody else
had anticipated. What I like a lot is their vision on ‘new material’. The
band didn’t re-record any track from the EP to ‘fill’ this first album.
No, they added only new material and songs, which points that SoulHealer is in a
creative mood! All songs on ‘The Kings Of Bullet Alley’ are newly written,
and 11 times we can nodding the quality!
Kärki is the vocalist of SoulHealer and he has a little nasal voice timbre,
which accompanies the musical structures pretty well! Guitars are played by Sami
Mikkonen and Teemu Kuosmanen, while bass is handled by Teemu Aho who previously
played in the band Frozen Soil. Timo Immonen is sitting behind the drum skins
and all together they bring their metal with enthusiasm and a feel-good
attitude. The arrangements of the songs are a little catchy, with a lot of
emotion and are confident about! SoulHealer is a band with capacity and perhaps
a great future ahead, but they need a little extra for their next release. This
is a good beginning, but an international career is only possible with even
better structures and a little extra, but that’s only a matter of details.
There are so many commercial metal bands in the running that you must stand out
of the crowd to get into the spot and picture!
My rating: 78 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)