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Soen is a supergroup consisting of various high-profile extreme metal musicians. Their debut album Cognitive was released on February 15, 2012.

On May 28, 2010, the formation of Soen was announced, its lineup consisting of former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, ex-Death, Testament and Sadus bassist Steve DiGiorgio, Willowtree vocalist Joel Ekelöf and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis. The group’s first song, “Fraccions”, was released on the band’s official website on October 2010. Their first video, for the song “Savia”, was posted on their Facebook page on February 2012. Their second video is a moody acoustic version of the song “Ideate”. The band’s third video is for the song “Delenda”.

Drummer Martin Lopez has described Soen’s music as “melodic, heavy, intricate and very different than everything else.” Their debut, Cognitive, was released in February 2012 to positive critical reception, the members’ technical proficiency receiving most praise, though many reviewers noted extreme stylistic similarities to the music of Tool.

Martin Lopez commented on the Tool similarity: “We are inspired by Tool but I consider them not only a band but a genre. Besides that, I really don’t think there’s anything to argue about, we make good music whoever it would remind you of. Some people tend to dislike rather than like and are looking for faults instead of seeing music for what it is, good or bad”.

Cognitive was released on Spinefarm records on February 15, 2012.

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  • Amjan

    Tool is not releasing albums (neither is A Perfect Circle), Opeth has just released a turd, Katatonia is solid but not discovering any new grounds, rather eating its own tail. Soen and Leprous are the masters right now, creating the most magnificent music.

    9 May 7:27pm Reply
  • RedSun_

    New band photos have been uploaded. http://www.lastfm.de/music/Soen/+images/104383447

    18 Apr 2:30pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Tool, Opeth, Katatonia, A Perfect Circle and Rishloo done this together and born Soen.

    6 Feb 7:00pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Вторым альбомом только подтвердили свой высочайший уровень. Если Мйнард и КО будут и дальше тянуть с новым альбомом, эти ребята их, того и гляди, сместят их с Железного Трона меланхоличного прог-метала.

    6 Feb 6:57pm Reply
  • Kasi_Maru

    Tool & baby had a katatonia.

    6 Feb 7:09am Reply
  • Amjan

    Katatonia & Tool had a baby.

    5 Feb 5:18pm Reply
  • ArianaSpoiler

    Opeth & Tool just had a baby.[2]

    2 Feb 12:23pm Reply
  • Deroth-Rus-

    a little pop innings, but melodic and melancholy light bribes, I liked the debut album more, good band

    2 Feb 8:10am Reply
  • Kasi_Maru

    New album is so damn good! This is not just a "Tool without a Tool" anymore, I'm so glad they found their own (kinda) style. Also, this fucking bass is godlike!

    26 Jan 5:45pm Reply
  • cisnenegro

    I think Tool is a single mother

    21 Jan 6:07pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Opeth & Tool just had a baby.

    20 Jan 3:08am Reply
  • Amjan

    This new album has a fantastic atmosphere. I adore it. Tool watch out.

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • cocainepanda

    Reeeeally, really good album. One day I might even be able to pronounce all the song titles on it.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Pelleke

    Can't stop listening to this album! Album of the year for as far as I'm concerned!

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ArianaSpoiler

    Great Album.9/10

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • DaNiVillainous

    I agree with monstergroove; after the second spin I really liked this album. Good shit.

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • RealThoughtt

    Better than Tool.

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Soen

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • monstergroove

    first spin of Tellurian was a disappointment, I missed the catchy tool-esque feel Cognitive had. now I'm quite certain, the new album is a step forward. Tellurian is showcasing Soen having come to a sound of their own, also the songwriting feels more smooth and organic. especially the three longest tracks Pluton, Void and The Other's Fall are absolutely gorgeous!

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Aness_

    Cognitive is masterpiece. Tellurian is just quite solid album...

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
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