Former OPETH Drummer's New Band Sounds A Lot Like OPETH
- Posted by RobInjection on February 3, 2012
I was pretty bummed when Martin Lopez left Opeth midway through the Ghost Reveries album cycle. But, the guy had a bunch of personal demons to deal with and needed time off the road. Well, it looks like he's cleaned up and had enough time to get his shit together so much so that he has a new band, Soen. The band also features former Testament bassist Steve DiGiorgio, as well as vocalist Joel Ekelöf and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis. When I heard the band had a video out (directed by the great Patric Ullaeus no less), I was excited to hear what they sound like. Turns out, they sound very similar to Lopez's former band Opeth… and I don't mean that as an insult. It's just great to hear Lopez drumming again. Their debut album Cognitive hits stores February 15th on Spinefarm. Check out this sick album art they have for it.