Review: SOiL – Whole



SOiL haven’t been the same since frontman Ryan McCombs left after singing on the group’s first three albums including 2001’s hit-laden Scars, so his return here is a welcome one. The 11-song set finds the Windy City group in hard-hitting, tight-riffing form, stomping through the likes of “Loaded Gun” and “My Time” with an audibly renewed ferocity. McCombs, late of Drowing Pool, is both angsty and angry, lashing out at the woman (or women) who did him wrong while his bandmates kick up a Scars-like wall of guitar noise (with Staind’s Mike Mushok soloing on “Wake Up”). SOiL is indeed whole again, and all the better for it. GARY GRAFF

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  • Jonny

    McCombs left after Redefine, the album following Scars. Get it right.

    • Matthew Picard


    • Johnny is an idiot

      it says he left after the “group’s first three albums INCLUDING..Scars”.
      learn to read, dumbass.

  • Romeo Falls

    The music has always been in your face and of all the band members I have shared a drink with Ryan was the easiest to confront. After years of concerts and being in opening acts. You can appreciate a national artist that still knows where their bacon comes from. Thumbs p for Soil and the return of Ryan as their front man once again!