Lineup: Diccon Harper (bass), Francois Blom (vocals), Greg McEwan (guitar), Paul Blom (drums),
While the other bands delivered a couple of tracks, V.O.D again broke the norm by including their multi-chaptered, 13-minute epic If I Had A Soul. This masterpiece captures V.O.D’s unique style of incorporating diverse Metal styles and tempo changes without once breaking continuity or falling into boring repetition.
In the wake of the tide-turning song Black Cathedral, If I Had A Soul certainly signaled the band’s coming of age, both in the song quality and musical maturity. The song also features a far-out bass solo from Diccon. If I Had A Soul received great acclaim from magazines such as Terrorizer (UK), Aardschock (NE) and Rock Hard (DE). The CD was distributed by Morbid Records and Semaphore Germany, its limited pressing selling out swiftly.
Sound quality very good.