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Soilent Green - Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction (7/10) - USA - 2008

Genre: Death Metal / Sludge Metal
Label: Relapse Records
Playing time: 41:35
Band homepage: Soilent Green


  1. Blessed In The Arms Of Servitude
  2. In The Same Breath
  3. Antioxidant
  4. Lovesick
  5. Rock Paper Scissors
  6. Superstition Aimed At One’s Skull
  7. For Lack Of Perfect Words
  8. When All Roads Lead To Rome
  9. All This Good Intention Wasted In The Wake Of Apathy
  10. A Pale Horse And The Story Of The End
Soilent Green - Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction

SOILENT GREEN offers the aggression and power of 2-TON PREDATOR with Erik Rutan’s production criteria as its horse and buggy. “Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction” hosts a fair mix of Sludge and Death elements while its presentation compares to other works Rutan camp.


Brian Patton plays in tight and intricate grooves (as seen in the intro to “Blessed In The Arms Of Servitude”) but his tones sound brandished from the same pedal boards and effects that followed ALAS and HATE ETERNAL into the studio. Tommy Buckley contributes at a high level with “Lovesick” as perhaps the most obvious straw man, although the clear and distinct vocals and bass lines offer little of comparable interest to each composition.


The songs on “Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction” offer much in terms of time signatures, split parts, and fine musicianship. They also, however, lack a fresh perspective. Fans of Rutan’s work know what to expect from this release: ten plus tracks with clear roles for each instrument, tons of speed, and intricate (if not forced) patterns. The musicians clearly deliver according to Rutan’s proven formula; however, those seeking the next new thing will continue their quest in other pastures.

(Online March 28, 2008)

Dustin Hathaway

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