Album Review: Soon – “Vol. 1”

SOON_vol1_cover_rgbThe longer I stick around in heavy metal, the more I find myself asking the question –– and answering it by searching for new bands –– “What happens when you form a heavy band that isn’t necessarily influenced by metal?” This seems like an odd question, but especially in the past decade, we’ve seen all niches of metal move far beyond the confines of the genre, sometimes never really starting in it to begin with. Vol. 1, the debut from Soon, isn’t merely an answer to the posed question –– it’s a declaration that the most compelling heavy music bursts with light and color rather than hues of gray and black. Continue reading