A Predator's Portrait

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A Predator's Portrait
Studio album by Soilwork
Released 19 February 2001
Recorded September-October 2000
Studio Fredman and DHS-Studios
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 45:43
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Fredrik Nordström, Soilwork
Soilwork chronology
The Chainheart Machine
(2000)
A Predator's Portrait
(2001)
Natural Born Chaos
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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A Predator's Portrait is the third full-length studio album released by the Swedish melodic death metal band, Soilwork. It was released on 19 February 2001 and will be reissued on 15 October 2013 in the U.S. and 18 October 2013 in Europe.[1] This is the last album to feature Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg on keyboards.

This album is considered by many as the band's finest hour,[citation needed] possibly their most popular (followed closely by their follow-up Natural Born Chaos), and the transitional album that set them apart from other Swedish death metal bands. This is the first album where Björn "Speed" Strid started utilizing clean vocals mixed with his traditional screaming style and the first Soilwork release to be on Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded at the same studio and at the same time that Opeth recorded their album Blackwater Park.[2]

"Shadowchild" is a rerecording from their reissue of The Chainheart Machine.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bastard Chain"   Strid & Wichers 4:02
2. "Like the Average Stalker"   Wichers, Ranta & Broman 4:30
3. "Needlefeast"   Strid, Wichers & Frenning 4:06
4. "Neurotica Rampage"   Strid 4:43
5. "The Analyst"   Strid, Wichers & Frenning 4:42
6. "Grand Failure Anthem"   Strid, Wichers & Frenning 5:20
7. "Structure Divine"   Strid, Wichers & Frenning 4:06
8. "Shadowchild"   Strid, Wichers, Frenning, Ranta & Holmberg 4:38
9. "Final Fatal Force"   Strid, Wichers & Frenning 4:59
10. "A Predator's Portrait"   Strid, Wichers & Frenning 4:31

Personnel[edit]

Soilwork[edit]

Guests[edit]

Additional Personnel on the Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks[edit]

  • Sven Karlsson – keyboards
  • Dirk Verbeuren – drums
  • Sylvain Coudret – guitar
  • David Andersson – guitar

Production[edit]

  • Mixed at Studio Fredman
  • Drums recorded in DHS-Studios
  • Mastered at The Mastering Room

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