put a finger on the technical aspects of things when you are dealing with
Phonomik; the deliverance is flawless, the production is very good and the
mix was taken care of by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Communic, Mercenary etc.). So
everything possible has been done to make this one something else.
is musically situated somewhere in the region where you will find bands like
Anubis Gate (where Jacob Hansen happens to sing) and Rage; power metal with a
slight edge towards progressive metal. Phonomik has spiced things a bit
with some more modern sounds (Disturbed), which I find refreshing and
Shane Dihman has a very strong and distinct voice, not that remote from Jacob's
and he utilizes it effective on the album. That said, not much else sticks out,
and "Soul Creeper" is one of many solid, but unspectacular albums we see every
year. Still a good debut and a solid foundation to build on...