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3.89 | 65 ratings | 4 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Land Derailed (Music and lyrics - Glantz) (7:33)
2. The Last Night (Music - Glantz, Afremov; lyrics - Glantz) (8:44)
3. Quicksand Lies (Music and lyrics - Glantz) (5:29)
4. Crystal Territory (Music - Glantz, Afremov; lyrics - Glantz) (7:15)
5. Splinter (Music and lyrics - Glantz) (7:12)
6. Other Line (Music - Kushnir, Glantz; lyrics - Kushnir) (7:45)
7. Unholy Ghost (Music and lyrics - Glantz) (6:12)
8. 911 (music - Kushnir, Glantz; lyrics - Glantz) (9:01)
9. Thin Ice Crawling - Outro (Music - Glantz) (7:56)

Total Time 67:07


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Line-up / Musicians

- Irina Sherr / vocals
- Yevgeny Kushnir / electric and acoustic guitars
- Constantin Glantz / keyboards, sound effects, vocals
- Max Mann / bass guitar
- Oleg Szumsky / drums

Additional performers:
- Teddi Shriki / percussion (1, 2, 7)
- Stas Gorodov / alto sax (8, 9)
- Valeria Kaplan / backing vocals
- Michael Rosenfield / backing vocals (1)

Releases information

CD MALS records (2010)

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SOUL ENEMA Thin Ice Crawling ratings distribution

(65 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

SOUL ENEMA Thin Ice Crawling reviews

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars Almost a decade in the making, Israeli band Soul Enema has made a most promising debut as recording artists with Thin Ice Crawling.

In some respects this album reminds of another Israeli act, namely Amaseffer. Progressive metal spiced with exotic textures of eastern origin and cinematic inspired passages is very much the name of the game for this band as well, but in the case of Soul Enema the formula is expanded. Ambient sequences close to Vangelis, inspired symphonic progressive rock and more distinctly folk, classical and medieval inspired motifs are just as much a part of the proceedings as Dream Theater school progressive metal, and blending textures, instruments and sounds from the different stylistic expressions are done with ease and with style.

The end result is a demanding album, with more twists and turns to be witnessed than in a lengthy ballet, but with the same fluency of motion and elegance as a top notch dancer. Not quite the same amount of perfection, albeit nothing musically is as flawed as the choice of moniker for this outfit.

Highly recommended to the attentive progressive metal aficionado with a soft spot for complex music of this variety.

Review by b_olariu
4 stars Soul Enema is one of the most promising bands from progressive rock genre in last years. They release this year at russian label Mals the album Thin ice crawling and is , at least to me in top 5 I've heared so far from this year. The band is coming from Israel and was formed almost 10 years ago. I was very pleasent surprise about this album, the music is very innovativ and intelligent, quite original, a hard thing to find on most of the new and young bands from this genre.Combining elements from symphonic prog zone with blistering keybords, with some easter infuse arrangements to even progressive metal parts, and on top of that a solid voice coming from Irina Sherr. Brilliant ideas , great musicianship makes from this album a total winner, every piece is well developed, complex structures, quite lenghty , all pieces have over 7 min, enough room to show that Soul Enema mean bussines in this field. Very captivating keybords arrangements, who together with the guitar make a real treasure this album to listen and to have in the end in any collection. It's pretty said that this album doesn't get the attention they deseare, at least here only one review befor mine, ok rated with 5 stars, quite agree with that, but for sure this band needs a wider recognition because worth every second their music. I will gibe a solid 4 , very strong and original album, and even is quite excelelnt for sure in the end of the year thier status will remain the same, almost unknown to everybody. Recommended one of the best albums in last years and to me in top 5 from 2010.
Review by Tarcisio Moura
4 stars PA never ceases to surprise me! I´m always looking for something new and I can count of finding several of them with the help of fellow reviewer. Soul Enema is one of them, even if they were not fortunate in chosing their name. This is definitly one of the most interesting things I´ve heard recently. this band from Israel has something quite rare for their debut: originality. While the several styles blended together here are quite familiar to most bands nowadays (prog metal, folk, ethnic, eastern, symphonic, gothic, etc) the results are not. It´s very hard to label them and I guess that ecletic prog is indeed the closest one I can think of to do them some justice. However, this mass of sounds could go very wrong and it doesn´t, and that´s all that matters. In fact, the music is quite fluid and although far from perfect, it is still excellent and very promising.

I really enjoyed Irina Sherr´s voice: while she does not have a very strong voice, she sounds like no one and that´s is something rare. I´m glad her delivers to be in her natural way instead of another operatic female singer of the day, which might have had gotten this band too close to dozens of other gothic metal combos. The instrumental parts are as good as, with several great duets/duels between guitars and keyboards. The latter were played by Constantin Glantz. He is the mastermind behind all this, having writing all the lyrics, most of the music and also providing the sound effects and weird male vocals. His playing is very personal, with some fine lines and origianl solos.

The band plays like seasoned professionals and they might be very big if they keep exploring those wonderful sounds the way they do. Their songwriting is superb: all the tracks are very good, helped and enhanced by the excellent production and the tasteful arrangements. Very melodic, very well done and performed. Israel now has a prog band that knows how to bring their culture to the world in a common language. I´m looking forward to hear their next releases.

Conclusion: delightful listening! A band to watch for. Final rating: 4 strong stars.

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3 stars The case of a crush that wears of after some listenings. I really liked this album after the first listening session. Sometimes though, a crush does not developes into true love. Hence the divorce rate of those who marries after only a few weeks of knowing each other. The progressive rock ad ... (read more)

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