Soil? No Boil? Boils are red, pus-filled lumps that are tender, warm, and extremely painful........ I don't know if the name of this Danish band has anything to do with that, but they surely picked a name that is easy to remember and that is a big advantage. I will for sure not forget them easily, their music is very good and I like it very much.
Spin after spin it possessed me and I keep on listening to it. I don't know when the last time was that I last reviewed such a balanced and mature rock album. Every song has something that makes it special. Jacob Lobner is an excellent vocalist and the rest of the band is at the same level. The combination of progressive skills, nice melodic singing parts, lots of tempo changes and nice crunchy guitar riffs all packed in catchy rock/metal songs is almost from another planet. Add polyrhythmic structures, some electronics, percussion and even sometimes strings to it and you will understand that this band is special.
Actually they are a perfect mix of Faith No More, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Tool. With the right promotion and some luck, this band will be the next big thing. Just listen to "Faceless" and you will be thinking about Faith No More, then skip to "Dead Inside" and certainly Alice in Chains will enter your mind. The sublime part of Boil is that even if there are some similarities to other big bands, they have created an album that is original and immediately recognizable as Boil. The perfect production and the mastering of Tue Madsen put the icing on the cake. As I see it, it is only a matter of time before Boil will be playing the bigger stages at some summer festivals.