Stabbing the Drama
|Stabbing the Drama|
|Studio album by Soilwork|
|Released||February 28, 2005|
(Fascination Street Recordings & Dug Out Studios)
|Genre||Melodic death metal
For a time this was the last to feature long-time guitarist Peter Wichers, who left the band after the subsequent tour until rejoining in 2008.
Style-wise, this could be considered a more diverse album than the previous record, Figure Number Five, taking elements of the past and present, and potential future. Most of the songwriting is done by guitarist Peter Wichers, and the central musical theme contains a simpler sound than heard on prior albums, with a reduction of harmonic guitar leads and a more metalcore-centric approach, such as usage of stop-start rhythm guitar work and breakdowns. This is also the first album to feature new drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who brings a more technical approach to the band's drumming compared to the previous two albums.
Some pressings of the CD have tracks three and four reversed, with parts of track three still at the start of track four. Various pressings of the CD also mislabeled the final track, "If Possible", to the 12th Bonus Track "Wherever Thorns May Grow" which is only featured on the US and European limited digipak edition, respective the Japanese and Korean pressings. 1,000 copies were made in a limited collectors metal case in the shape of the Soilworker's logo.
Some copies of Stabbing the Drama were mastered using HDCD. Although it is unmarked, playing the album in a CD player able to decode HDCD will give superior sound quality.
All lyrics written by Björn Strid.
|1.||"Stabbing the Drama"||Wichers||4:34|
|2.||"One With the Flies"||Wichers||4:00|
|3.||"Weapon of Vanity"||Wichers||4:02|
|9.||"Fate in Motion"||Frenning||3:21|
|10.||"Blind Eye Halo"||Wichers||2:24|
|12.||"Wherever Thorns May Grow"||Wichers, Strid||4:08 *|
|13.||"Killed by Ignition"||Wichers||4:18 **|
- * (bonus track for U.S. and Europe limited digipak edition and Japanese and Korean edition)
- ** (bonus track for Japanese and Korean edition)
|German Albums Chart||52|
- Björn "Speed" Strid − vocals
- Peter Wichers − guitars
- Ola Frenning − guitars
- Ola Flink − Bass guitar
- Sven Karlsson − Keyboards
- Dirk Verbeuren − Drums