Soulcage – Soul for sale

{mosimage}Second album for the Finnish band with a more settled formation and more mature sound. 

After their debut album in 2006 (Dead water diary), Soulcage are back stronger than every with a follow up album that offers the best they have: good heavy rock with sharp riffs, nice keyboards, a powerful drum, nice lyrics and the great vocals of Aleksi Parviainen (that I don´t know why, during some moments at the beginning of the album reminded me a bit of Ville Valo´s, although later the feeling faded away). 

Soulcage`s style is maybe closer to the American glam rock bands of the 80s and beginning of the 90`s, like Poison, Cinderella, Bon Jovi… Melodic rock with taste that can reach mainstream audiences. Tracks like I see, My Canvas, My Skin, the beautiful ballad Satellite children or the rougher Ride on are some of the highlights of an almost square rock album. If I have to put a “but”, I will complain again about the same trend that seems to be predominantly in all the recent Finnish heavy and rock releases: only 11 tracks for a full length album? Apart from that, a high quality hard rock album you should not miss! 

Rating 4/5