27 November 2021
Spoil Engine – Stormsleeper

Spoil Engine – Stormsleeper

[schema type=”review” name=”Spoil Engine – Stormsleeper” description=”Self release” author=”Sabine van Gameren” pubdate=”2015-12-12″ ]
The Belgian formation Spoil Engine has been around since 2004. With four full length albums released they now come with a new release called: “Stormsleeper”.

I can’t explain why, but with the coverart granted I had a certain expectation of this release and it did not really come alive like that. Good for them, the band surprised me in a quite positive way. A strong release that I did listen a couple times in a row, a rarity. “Stormsleeper” is a rather energetic release that goes strong from beginning until the end. It combines the catchiness, melodics with the vehemence that forms a powerful package. A great deal of that comes forth out of the vocals by Iris Goessens who joined the band last year. She seems a perfect match for the sound of the band and knows how to add diversity to it.
The album has only six tracks to it, “The Verdict” being the one that sticks around longest, but all of them are showing the band’s excellent qualities. They have an international approach and we would not be surprised to see them hitting the roads with one or two major names soon. That will most likely be part of their corporate connections but it is clear that this album is a perfect introduction to anyone who had not heard them before.

Line up:
Kristof Taveirne – Bass
Steven ‘Gaze’ Sanders – Guitars
Matthijs Quaars – Drums
Bart Vandeportaele – Guitars
Iris Goessens – Vocals

Spoil Engine – Stormsleeper Tracklist:
01. Disconnect
02. Stormsleeper
03. Weightless
04. Hollow Crown
05. The Verdict
06. Singing Sirens

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