Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Progressive Metal
Page online: June 29, 2022
Last update/review: June 29, 2022

Soen

Soen was a project in the making as far back as 2004, formally announcing their arrival on the scene in 2010. Expectations were already high as the initial lineup featured two extreme metal veterans in Opeth drummer Martin Lopez and the everpresent Steve DiGiorgio on bass (since departed). Early on, the band was often tagged as a Tool clone, and while it's often inaccurate, and usually derogatory, to label a band as a mere clone of another, there's no question that Soen's debut (2012's Cognitive) sounds a lot like Tool (the guys have not shied away from their influence). Yet it was clear even then that the band had more to offer, and as the band progressed the Tool-isms gradually decreased as the band found its own fitting, releasing quality album after quality album. They now stand as a premier modern progressive metal band, and they're far from done yet.

Current Members

Joel Ekelöf

vocals

Cody Ford

guitars

Oleksi Kobel

bass

Lars Åhlund

keyboards

Martin Lopez

drums (ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Opeth)

Former Members/Guests

Joakim Platbarzdis

guitars

Marcus Jidell

guitars (Avatarium, The Doomsday Kingdom, ex-Evergrey, ex-Royal Hunt)

Steve DiGiorgio

bass (Act Of Denial, ex-Artension, ex-Autopsy, ex-Control Denied, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Death, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Ephel Duath, Futures End, guest for Iced Earth, guest for Megadeth, ex-Memorain, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Quo Vadis, ex-Sadus, ex-Scariot, Testament, guest for Vintersorg)

Christian Andolf (guest)

bass

Stefan Stenberg

bass



Discography


Cognitive  
2012 Spinefarm
  1. "Fraktal"
  2. "Fraccions"
  3. "Delenda"
  4. "Last Light"
  5. "Oscillation"
  6. "Canvas"
  7. "Ideate"
  8. "Purpose"
  9. "Slithering"
  10. "Savia"
  11. "Writhen" (Japanese edition bonus track)
  • Joel Ekelöf
  • Joakim Platbarzdis
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Martin Lopez



Tellurian  
2014 Spinefarm
  1. "Komenco"
  2. "Tabula Rasa"
  3. "Kuraman"
  4. "The Words"
  5. "Pluton"
  6. "Koniskas"
  7. "Ennui"
  8. "Void"
  9. "The Other's Fall"
  • Joel Ekelöf
  • Joakim Platbarzdis
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Christian Andolf
  • Martin Lopez



Lykaia  
2017 UDR
  1. Sectarian
  2. Orison
  3. Lucidity
  4. Opal
  5. Jinn
  6. Sister
  7. Stray
  8. Paragon
  • Joel Ekelöf
  • Marcus Jidell
  • Stefan Stenberg
  • Lars Åhlund
  • Martin Lopez



Lotus  
2019 Silver Lining
  1. Opponent
  2. Lascivious
  3. Martyrs
  4. Lotus
  5. Covenant
  6. Penance
  7. River
  8. Rival
  9. Lunacy
  • Joel Ekelöf
  • Cody Ford
  • Stefan Stenberg
  • Lars Åhlund
  • Martin Lopez



Imperial  
2021 Silver Lining
  • Joel Ekelöf
  • Cody Ford
  • Oleksi Kobel
  • Lars Åhlund
  • Martin Lopez




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