A Predator's Portrait

A Predator's Portrait is the third full-length studio album released by the Swedish melodic death metal band, Soilwork. It was released on 19 February 2001, and was reissued on 15 October 2013 in the U.S. and 18 October 2013 in Europe.[1] This is the last album to feature Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg on keyboards.

A Predator's Portrait
Studio album by
Released19 February 2001
RecordedSeptember-October 2000
StudioStudio Fredman and DHS-Studios
GenreMelodic death metal
Length45:43
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerFredrik Nordström, Soilwork
Soilwork chronology
The Chainheart Machine
(2000)
A Predator's Portrait
(2001)
Natural Born Chaos
(2002)
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This is the first album where Björn "Speed" Strid started utilizing clean vocals mixed with his traditional screaming style and the first Soilwork release to be on Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded at the same studio and at the same time that Opeth recorded their album Blackwater Park.[2]

"Shadowchild" is a rerecording from their reissue of The Chainheart Machine.

Track listing

All music is composed by Soilwork.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Bastard Chain"Björn "Speed" Strid
4:02
2."Like the Average Stalker"
  • Strid
  • Wichers
  • Jens Broman
  • Henry Ranta
  • Strid
  • Wichers
  • Frenning
4:30
3."Needlefeast"
  • Strid
  • Wichers
  • Broman
  • Ranta
Wichers4:06
4."Neurotica Rampage"
  • Strid
  • Wichers
  • Broman
  • Ranta
  • Wichers
  • Frenning
4:43
5."The Analyst"Strid
  • Wichers
  • Frenning
4:42
6."Grand Failure Anthem"Strid
  • Wichers
  • Frenning
5:20
7."Structure Divine"Strid
  • Wichers
  • Frenning
4:06
8."Shadowchild"
  • Strid
  • Wichers
  • Broman
  • Ranta
  • Strid
  • Wichers
  • Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg
4:38
9."Final Fatal Force"Strid
  • Wichers
  • Frenning
4:59
10."A Predator's Portrait"Strid
  • Wichers
  • Frenning
4:31

Personnel

Soilwork

Guests

Additional Personnel on the Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

  • Sven Karlsson – keyboards
  • Dirk Verbeuren – drums
  • Sylvain Coudret – guitar
  • David Andersson – guitar

Production

  • Mixed at Studio Fredman
  • Drums recorded in DHS-Studios
  • Mastered at The Mastering Room

References

  1. "Soilwork: Deluxe Edition Of 'A Predator's Portrait' Due In October". Blabbermouth.net. 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  2. Åkerfeldt, Mikael. "Blackwater Session Diary". Opeth.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
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