I am not exactly sure what it is about Soulidium that I like so much. I can’t say they are breaking new ground musically. The music on Children of Chaos, is quite comparable to a lot of the metal music that is on rock radio stations today. Usually, I am not too fond of the modern approach to metal, but I am able to accept it in limited doses.
The band does have a little bit of a shock rock element going on, and I do have an affection for the whole horror element. The first time I saw a picture of singer, Michael McNight, I had to jump back for a second. Maybe its the whole vampire image, but nonetheless, it works for me. It is something different, even though the band’s sound isn’t exactly new. The band has also released a couple of videos using that creepy horror element to their advantage!
Soulidium has a sound that reminds me of a cross between Filter, Tool and Breaking Benjamin. There are a few songs on this disc, that I have grown to like pretty well including, Trapped, The Light, Live Forever and Drama. All of these songs are radio ready. In fact, I have heard The Light on Squizz on XMRadio.
My only problem with this disc is this, some of the songs are so bass centric, they tend to run together and lose their own individual identity. A lot of newer bands are guilty of this, and Soulidium is no exception.
Nonetheless, I think Soulidium will gain a moderate level of success with this release. I am glad I checked this one out.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Soulidification Sequence
3. The Light
4. Live Forever
6. About You
7. Cash Kind Of Girl
10. Jaded Messiah
11. The Big Time
12. Slowly We Die