Soul Creeper
Style: Progressive Power Metal
Release date: April 16th 2010

You cannot 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.

Phonomik 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 interesting.

Vocalist 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...


01. Massacre
02. Mental Fire
03. Infected
04. Wake Up Dead
05. Atmos Fear
06. Caveman
07. Soul Creeper
08. Life Lies
09. Broken Son (Bonus Track)
10. Die Alone (Bonus Track)

Label: Nightmare Records
Promotion: Connecting Music
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: April 19th 2010
Website: Phonomik @ MySpace