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5.0 out of 5 stars
The saviours of heavy metal, 27 Jan. 2002
Produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Machine Head), this is the band's 'first' album; with the previous release of Throttle Junkies being disregarded by the band as their first effort as they felt it wasn't "really a true reflection of themselves".
Some say they sound like Pantera; some say they have the lyrical skills of Alice in Chains; and others say they have the same intensity as Disturbed. As much as they may be right, SOiL have their distinctive and unique sound.
The Chicago five-piece take the brute force of metal and refine it to a highly sophisticated attack, one where they slam with hypnotizing force and paralyze with monster riffs and bludgeoning blows.
These five extremely talented musicians have certainly carved out a masterpiece with "Scars" and they are one of the most genuiene bands to emerge in recent time.
If you want a record with no rapping, no sampling and no mixing - just your heavy metal with a unique twist - then this is definatley the album for you (or to save you), whichever way you want to see it.