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Figure Number Five [CD]

Soilwork Audio CD
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Set for release in July 2010, “The Panic Broadcast” showcases a newly energized SOILWORK, steering clear of all conventions and, as “Speed” eloquently put it, fully embracing the “bigger than life” ethos. Everything on this eighth album is indeed bigger, better and stronger, from the massive real-life production courtesy of Peter Wichers and Jens Bogren, to ... Read more in Amazon's Soilwork Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: CD
  • ASIN: B00008WJ8E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
The album before stabbing the drama. I can tell you, this is one stirling effort to better their previous efforts.

There are slightly more keyboards involved but the basic core heavy riffs are still present. Vocals are same as usual, growling, grinding verses with stirring melodic chorus'.

Drums are fast paced and technical, something as a drummer myself, would like to aspire too.

On a whole, this album is really well produced, and even though some say it marks the low point of the bands career, there isnt anything low about this album, it rocks just as hard as the others.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Furiously melodic brilliance! 30 Jun 2003
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Let me begin by stating that I have never been a Soilwork fan until about 3 months ago. I bought this album on the strength of 1 song and my god am I glad I did. I have heard the previous album Natural Born Chaos but have not heard their earlier work such as Steelbath Suicide nor Predators Portrait, I'm lead to believe that they have become much more melodic.
Figure Number Five is a fantastic album in every respect, their talent for creating and maintaining killer melodies and riffs are blatently apparent on this from the word go, but don't let this fool you into thinking that Soilwork have gone soft, hell no, they may have a certain more developed melodic approach than previous efforts but their gut wrenching, ball crushing riffage and lead still remain. Pounding drums, clean guitar work and vocals as crisp as ever. No matter if Speed is screaming or singing they fit perfectly. Standout tracks are Departure Plan, Figure Number Five, Overload and the absolutely awesome Distortion Sleep. If you like Soilwork and loved the last album, this really will rock your world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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If you listen to this CD back to back with Soilwork’s debut ‘Steelbath Suicide’ you’d swear it was two different bands, such is the transformation in sound they have undergone in just five years. That isn’t to say it isn’t excellent because it is, but some long term fans may be slightly disappointed by the apparent lack of intensity. However, it’s now pretty obvious that Soilwork are no longer a Melodic Death Metal band, despite being the finest band in that genre just a couple of years ago. The music is far less extreme than it was in the past with keyboards used more than ever, along with an increase in the ever-improving clean vocals courtesy of singer Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid. The riffs are now more reminiscent of a traditional Heavy Metal band than the Thrash / Melo-Death of someone like At The Gates or Arch Enemy who they used to resemble, but despite all of this evolution and mellowing, the end results are still very fine indeed. The title track is one of the best songs the band have ever recorded, with a brilliant chorus tailor-made for headbanging, whilst the likes of opener ‘Rejection Role’ and ‘Brickwalker’ are all top songs in their own right. Whilst this isn’t the finest Soilwork album (that’s still got to be A Predator’s Portrait) it is very impressive, and would probably serve as a good introduction to the band for those into the less heavy and intense end of the musical spectrum.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soilwork just get better and better 6 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
And the award for hardest working men in metal goes to Soilwork. This, incredibly, is the Swede's fifth album in five years - a prolific rate of work in this age of 'four month recordings, eight month mixings, one year's touring and one year off' schedules.
As if the fact that they release an album every year wasn't reason enough to love 'em, the fact that each one manages to be better than the last is staggering. Bringing Devin Townsend in in a knob-twiddling capacity on the predecessor to this was a master stroke and, whilst he didn't produce this album his signature sound is all over it - massive crunch in the guitars, lush keys in the background and the catchiest metal choruses known to man.
Soilwork have certainly found their niche in the metal world - more immeidately accessible than Dark Tranquillity due to their catchy hooks and choruses yet not losing any intensity because of it they seem destined to keep churning out fantastic albums seemingly until they get bored with it.
Bjorn Strid's vocals have improved again on this album. Unlike most metal singers, when he actually sings you don't cringe with embarrassmnet. The man can actually sing - of course there is probably a hefty amount of pro-tools on his voice and I'd be willing to bet good money that he can't pull the soaring vocals on the like of 'Overload', 'Rejection Role' and 'The Mindmaker' live - but still, it sounds damn good here so who's complaining!
Peter Wichers and Ola Frenning literally tear through some superb solos which never sound like the gratuitous fret-wankery that metal solos often are and the rhythm section sounds as tight as ever.
Another superb effort from Sweden't finest. Can't wait a year for the next one!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as hardcore as the previous albums, but 12 Dec 2003
By TallNerdGuy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I actually got into Soilwork back in June, but I didn't get this cd until July. So far, I have worked my way backwards with my Soilwork collection, and right now I'm on A Predator's Portrait. But now on to the review for this cd.
Figure Number Five, when I got it, was my favorite album. But just because it was doesn't mean that I hate it now. It's just that after hearing APP and NBC, it seems like it isn't as fast as I remembered. But I'm not a big fan of judging cds from their brethren. This album does have it's high points, though. Rejection Role and Figure Number Five are two heavy tracks, and there are others, too. Overload and Strangler are favorites of mine. Those are just a few of the songs on here that are very good. This is a pretty solid cd all around, and it doesn't get very repetitive.
So if you are looking for a super-heavy cd to bang your head to, you might want to look elsewhere, like A Predator's Portrait. But if you're a fan of Soilwork, you definetly want to pick this one up. It may upset some of you, but it may please some others as well. All I have to say is just give this cd a chance.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars don't hold your breath for a better album in 2003... 14 May 2003
By M. Parker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
My god.
In just a few years' time, Soilwork have progressed from a fearfully identical At the Gates clone into the very embodiment of everything I love about metal.
The first two albums were typical Gothenburg death/thrash. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but they didn't really stand out to me as anything groundbreaking. "A Predator's Portrait" came along later, and turned out to be really good. "Natural Born Chaos" followed the year after, and ripped my head off.
Naturally, I was expecting big things from the newest installment of Soilwork fury, and much to my delight, my expectations were blown up by a large chunk of C4.
"Figure Number Five" is simply a monster. It rips, burns, shreds, tears and devours any unsuspecting listener. The riffs charge out with unstoppable force, melding seamlessly into a beautifully-constructed onslaught of keyboards, drums and bass. The vocals, courtesy of "Speed" Strid, do everything from soar melodically over mid-tempo grace to blast-beat anger.
Picking a favorite track would be like selecting a supermodel I'd most like to sleep with - I just can't. "Rejection Role," "Departure Plan," "Overload," "Downfall 24" and "Light the Torch" are the highlights that come to mind first, but really, folks - the whole album barely has a fault. I don't care for the title track as much, but being the least best is hardly a crime for this CD to commit.
Get this album. Now. You owe it to yourself simply because you've read this review and know who Soilwork is. Rock on.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well, I Liked It! 17 Mar 2005
By p_drl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Alright, so it's a bit more accessible than other Soilwork albums... Half of it is sang in clean vocals, and many of the aongs have a verse-chorus structure.... But it's still good. To me, it's just as intense and pounding as "Natural Born Chaos", sometimes even moreso because of its basic drumming patterns and straight-forward sound. Just because mainstream kiddies get a hold of this doesn't give old fans a reason to abandon this band. If you really listen to it, it'll grow on you. After hearing the more technically-inclined "Natural Born Chaos" and listening to this, I was skeptical... But it came to grow on me, I can't get the choruses or rhythms out of my head. Believe me, this is a cd that will be in constant rotation in your stereo or car. If you're a fan of the older material, you most likely won't enjoy this. But if you're willing to let this grow on you, check it out at all costs.

The guitars and drums both are more focused on songwriting this time around. Rhythms are more straight-forward, and it seems like the presence of the band is more powerful, and a lot of the guitars follow a power-chord structure. Speed uses his clean vocals more here, but he still has his signature semi-growl on songs like "Figure Number Five".

1. Rejection Role- One of Soilwork's most-played songs. Has a bold, strong chorus, and some great solos. 5/5

2. Overload- More keyboard-oriented with some industrial samples. Speed's vocals are strong, and a pounding rhythm accents the chorus, which will stick in your head for weeks on end. Another strong song. 5/5

3. Figure Number Five- Shows a return to the ferocity of "Natural Born Chaos". Fast, brutal... Oh yeah! 4/5

4. Strangler- A faster song, and a bit more aggressive. The lyrics are great, and the chorus here is great as well. A typical song, but it has its moments. 4/5

5. Light the Torch- A scorching riff leads to a headbanging passage, and retains an aggressive but catchy feel through the whole song. Another promo single from the album. 5/5

6. Departure Plan- A pseudo-ballad?! Ah well, it comes off great in my opinion! The keys so a great job of backing the melodic guitars and desperate chorus. A nice departure from the other songs, with Speed using his clean vocals coupled with acoustic guitars through the whole song. 5/5

7. Cranking the Sirens- My favorite song! A totally addicting chrous with a crunchy verse. A very strong song, this will stick in your head for weeks. 5/5

8. Brickwalker- Solid rhythm... A normal song, nothing too special, but very catchy with exceptional drum work. 3/5

9. The Mindmaker- Another song that sounds like it could have been on "Natural Born Chaos". A bit more technical than the other singles on the album, and sums up thw album pleasantly. 4/5

10. Distortion Sleep- A slower song with amazing guitar melodies backed by the bleak synths. Amazing lyrics, as well as a very nice chorus. 5/5

11. Downfall 24- This song didn't really do much for me, it sounds a little bit TOO mainstream, although that was the aim, undoubtedly. But a nice chorus is here. 3/5

Some may complain that this albun is "too much of the same song", which is understandable. But I personally think that this is a gem in the field of metal, and shows that Soilwork can experiment in being mainstream but still be true to themselves. Highly reccommended.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Older is better still... 15 May 2003
By M. Lu - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I really hated the fact that Soilwork changed their style ever since they released Natural Born Chaos. I mean I really loved their older albums. Soilwork can really forget about clean vocal, coz I really don't care about their clean vocals, because what they were doing was great. Also their speedy guitar and drumming was what got me into Soilwork, they also changed that, too... They took great things and changed it to... I really don't have a word to describe it. But I am definately not happy with it as a Soilwork fan, sorry, ex-fan. But then, I like their heavy stuff, I know some of you like lighter stuff. If so I guess this album is for you...
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!! heavy yet melodic Swedish masterpiece. 2 Jan 2005
By L. Sion - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
the Scandinavian dude once again show that they top the metal world, with Soilwork fifth album "Figure Number Five", they again (after their famous "A Predator's Portrait") combine the heaviness of traditional Scandinavian metal with a more catchy melodic guitar riff and chrous, the trash vocal, powerful guitar riff, fast beat, for sure will be enjoyed by a lot of metal fans, and their influence on the punk/emo scene nowadays is very significant, think bands like Story Of The Year, AFI.... if you like them and want to go for something heavier and more metal-oriented, "Figure Number Five" will be the ablum for you.

Tracks like "Overload", "Departure Plan" showcase their excellent song writing ability, the unique yet catchy heavy guitar riff help solidify the whole songs, melodic and head-bangging, whereas "Figure Number Five", "Strangler", "Light The Torch", "Brickwalker" show the trashier and more progressive side of them with those speedy yet technical rhythm part. The trash vocal and the "Duran Duran, Depeche Mode"-ish melodic vocal merge together very well, and the melodies and quite strong, i'd listen the same CD whole day at the office, and i won't feel boring and annoying.

the impact of Euro band are bigger than ever, we have bands like Mnemic, Opeth, Pain of Salvation, and Soilwork, etc.. Great bands technically and musically, they are at the top of the game, and "Figure Number Five" is no doubt one of the best albums of the genre so far, so check this out.
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