Comet, the brand new studio album from New Jersey’s THE
BOUNCING SOULS marks THE SOULS’ ninth proper full-length
offering. Having been a band since 1989, THE SOULS gained legacy
status years ago, and this new 10-song recording is everything you’d
expect and want from the band and more. Comet was produced by
the legendary Bill Stevenson at the Blasting Room (Rise Against, Hot
Water Music, Descendents) in Ft. Collins, CO, and is another solid
milestone in the band’s celebrated career.
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Daniel from Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 10 2015
The Soul's sound has evolved and matured with each release which is what you'd expect from a band with 20+ years behind them. All that said, I've always greeted a new album with a little hesitance (hence why I'm finally listening to and reviewing this album years after it's release).
I've been a Bouncing Souls fan for quite a while so I suppose that with every release at this point, I'm somewhat expecting (or wanting) another Maniacal Laughter or S/T. Comet is not that. That foundation is there for sure, but it's built upon by more years of experience. There is deep-set emotion and connection here and I for one love it. The Bouncing Souls have always provided a very cathartic and spiritual experience in the past and this album continues that way.
Comet has a surprisingly aggressive sound. There may not be any songs about throwing toilets off of roofs, but there's no lack of that same spirit of fun and true, punk rock transformation.