Swedish melodic death metal titans Soilwork have announced the release of an epic feature film to celebrate their 2020 EP, A Whisp Of The Atlantic. The feature film presents the music videos previously released for each track on the EP, linking together the entire storyline with brand new music and footage.
In our review of the EP, we described A Whisp Of The Atlantic as embodying the group’s “most progressive and forward-thinking material to date, pushing their melodic, ‘Gothenburg-sound’ death metal stylings ever further into artistic overdrive.”
On the musical and philosophical approach behind A Whisp Of The Atlantic, guitarist David Andersson states:
“From the desire of ‘Feverish,’ the urge of ‘Desperado,’ the determinism of ‘Death Diviner,’ the insights and questions of ‘The Nothingness and the Devil’ and the acceptance and spiritual searching of ‘A Whisp of the Atlantic.’ The whole song and video sequence is like a slightly different take on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
It’s all about realising that we’re all stuck on this rock and that we need to find something more inclusive than religion to get through this together. Because in the end, we’re all outsiders, genetically hunter-gatherers trying to fit in in a world that we created but at the same time wasn’t really made for us.
The overarching theme is liberation from the extremely low level of the social and cultural debate these days, and it starts with the fundamentals and ends with the phenomenological. From liberation into ascension.”
The feature film video is set to premiere on Soilwork’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, February 3. Set a reminder for the premiere here.
Watch the video for the EP’s title track, “A Whisp of the Atlantic” below:
Images courtesy of Soilwork