Robert Ebert is the name behind Soulimage. A few years after the debut her returns with a second release called “Human Kind- Animal Mind” which is out now.
The music made is Alternative Rock with a message. Lyrically the songs are often taken from the now and are there to give you food for thought. This embraced with a lot of catchy refrains make that the album listens easily. When being halfway at the setlist you may be hearing the melodies returning a bit too much, a pity because when that would be more diverse the album would be much higher in rotations.
Musically you are being thrown from electro towards some more Metal influences but above all coming out to some Dark Rock. In “Childeren of Tomorrow” you hear a brave attempt to bring these vocals to a less clean state, but it becomes clear that although they fit in the music well, it is not the strongest suit of the release. Would have been nice to have a collaboration here from a metalsinger that can put more depth into these grunts. But the playfulness is appreciated.
Altogether this release has some fine moments. Robert is looking further that one genre and is not afraid to take a risk, admirable. Sometimes it works and sometimes not really, but when the right collaborations are found the whole idea could come out quite strong. Some time need, some networking and then the third album will be a killer.
- Time (Instrumental)
- Human Kind
- Break the Silence
- A good Place
- Children of Tomorrow
- How to Live, how to Hope, how to Die
- Welcome to your own Dirt
- Animal Mind
- Priority (Outro) (Instrumental)