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Soul Control - Soul Control [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Soul Control

Soul Control: Soul Control [7 inch]Soul Control [7 inch] (2007)
Rivalry Records

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Soul Control derive from the New England area and comprise of ex-members of Verse and What Feeds the Fire, and thank other NEHC bands like Bane and Have Heart in their 7-inch's liner notes. So maybe it's a surprise that they sound virtually nothing like any of this. Instead, Soul Control start wi.
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Soul Control derive from the New England area and comprise of ex-members of Verse and What Feeds the Fire, and thank other NEHC bands like Bane and Have Heart in their 7-inch's liner notes. So maybe it's a surprise that they sound virtually nothing like any of this.

Instead, Soul Control start with a base influence of heavy early `90s acts like 108 and Burn, then mix in the soulful thought of Bad Brains and the airy, progressive guitar tones of someone like Supertouch. Combine that with a refreshing push towards lyrically looking inward and you have one of the most promising young hardcore acts on the circuit.

Their self-titled 7" puts forth four absolute ragers. Opener "I Struggle" is a 1:24 buildup that comes to an abrupt end and immediately leaves you wanting more (think of the way Sinking Ships closes "Wait"), while some clever vocal flow is cooked up for "Dive" and "Touched by Fire." All the while, Soul Control convey a mere wish for the listener to search their own soul and decipher themselves ("step outside yourself and look within yourself"). It's definitely a consistent theme that manages to occasionally come up with some impressive one-liners ("self realize to become your own ocean and flood transcendence").

All in all, Soul Control have an incredibly solid start from which to build upon, introducing new old ideas into modern hardcore that sound suddenly original. Oh yeah, and if I'm not mistaken, they formed this past January. Goddamn.

Touched by Fire

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I Struggle
Dive

 

 
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Anonymous (July 20, 2007)

Reminds me of the Soul Patrol.

Anonymous (July 20, 2007)

Reminds me of the Soul Patrol.

Anonymous (July 20, 2007)

i love the yellowcard comments

jt (July 19, 2007)

great band

Anonymous (July 19, 2007)

vocals sound like burn, band sounds like burn, i like it

Anonymous (July 19, 2007)

i like that the art is YELLOW
and it looks like a CARD
the insert is made of PAPER
and would good on a WALL

Anonymous (July 18, 2007)

Anyone else getting a Henry Rollins vibe on the vocals??

remainsunseen (July 17, 2007)

i think they are damn good live, i saw them 2 times in the last week and the singer has so much energy and it just jumping around. you can see he is really into it. its not typical hardcore by any means. let it grow on you and you will fall in love w/ soul control.

Anonymous (July 17, 2007)

jah sucks.

sillygirlrecords (July 17, 2007)

I thought this band really lacked a live show,actually I think the material is boring to begin with,but to each their own.

Anonymous (July 17, 2007)

can't wait to see these guys.

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