Soijl is a special project established by Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mattias Svensson (Saturnus, Istapp, Vanmakt, Nidrike) many years ago. Mattias had been writing doom metal since the first time he picked up a guitar, but there had never been anyone else around him interested in playing that kind of music. So, except for a couple of years in Saturnus, Mattias hadn’t been able to work with the music he enjoyed the most. In the autumn of 2014, he asked his good friend Henrik if he wanted to record some vocals on a couple of doom tracks he had made and that’s when Soijl was truly born.
This three-song demo received positive response among fans of doom music and the band continued to work on more tracks. The end result was the 2015 album Endless Elysian Fields which contains seven songs lasting for a total of about an hour and stylistically tending toward atmospheric doom death metal.
According to the band members, these are “7 tracks full of total despair and fear”, as the lyrics of the album tell mostly about people with suicidal tendencies and what is going on in their heads. The disc comes with a luxurious 20-page booklet. The package design is crafted by well-known designer and photographer Roman Corvinus (Wine From Tears, Mare Infinitum, Aut Mori).
Now, in 2017, the band follow it with As The Sun Sets On Life. The album features new drummer Johan Mathisson (Onda Makter), and you can listen to the whole thing below… then order it right now from the band’s online store.