Fucking kickass metal band from Sweden, these guys definitely don't suck. Started off as thrash with a hint of melody and progressed to alot of more melody and smoother sound. First 2 albums were basically thrash, then came the notable vocal change(not in a good or bad way, just a different style that suits the songs well). I really don't think you can compare this band to In Flames, they sound radically different.
Anyways, when they released the masterpiece, A Predator's Portrait, they really gained a lot of fame among the metal community. I think it's their best album next to Chainheart Machine(they both sound really different, it almost seems as it's a different band). People who say this band sold out with Stabbing the Drama are complete morons. In Flames sold out, Metallica did. This band did NOT. Though Stabbing the Drama is my least favorite, it does not suck and nor is it a sellout. It does not sound more "mainstream"(when have you ever heard Soilwork on the radio?) It's just a lot more cleaner and polished. The singer is really tall too.
The first 2 albums are a really good listen to if you are super pissed. The other 4 switched to a more raspier style which has clean vocals now and then. All albums are great.
Oh yea their lead singer left, which really sucks ass, he had some wicked solos.
Soilwork Discography so far:
A Predator's Portrait
Natural Born Chaos
Figure Number Five
Stabbing the Drama