This is the story told by a raw, hardened, remarkable voice, wailing away with pain. Part of the somber appeal of ‘A Beautiful Soul’ is that Kevlaar 7 sounds like he’s aware his time is short. It’s deeply unsettling, listening to someone who would transition in the midst of recording. Unlike his first solo albums and his work with The Wisemen, on A Beautiful Soul, for the first time, Kevlaar was teaming with only Bronze Nazareth on production, and performing material that he, and no one else, wanted to record. He never sounded so free.