"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2010
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active


While initially formed in 2004, it was only in May 2010 that the formation of Soen was announced, its lineup consisting of former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, ex-Death, Testament and Sadus bassist Steve DiGiorgio, Willowtree vocalist Joel Ekelöf and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis.

Drummer Martin Lopez has described Soen's music as "melodic, heavy, intricate and very different than everything else." Their debut, "Cognitive," was released in February 2012 to positive critical reception, the members' technical proficiency receiving most praise, though many reviewers noted extreme stylistic similarities to the music of Tool.


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Soen - "Lykaia" CD cover image - Click to read review

Soen - "Lykaia"


"This is exactly what you get when you put Tool, Opeth, and Katatonia in a blender."

Rated 4 out of 5 skulls

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Soen - "Tellurian"


Soen - "Cognitive" CD cover image - Click to read review

Soen - "Cognitive"


"An unchained melodic prog debut by a 'supergroup' of metal alums."

Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls

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