Speaking of the guitars, they consist of very few riffs and instead are comprised of relatively complicated chord work. The "guitar solo" in opener Tell The Truth is just a very melodic chord smashing section that sets the tone for the rest of the album.
When there is a need for lots of single note lines or a more traditional sounding solo, it's mainly the keyboards that are called upon to fulfill the role. This isn't to say that the guitars are in any way wimpy.
Adding to yet another reason why this unheard gem us so lustrous, is that the guitars sound thick when needed. Empty Inside is the best example of this. It starts off with quick guitar strokes synced up with the drums before going into a brief bit of fast double bass riffing.
Only closer You has any real length to it with its seven minute run time. For the most part it's a quick cruise to the chorus with interesting verses and bridges. Fear It's Over Now is the closest to a ballad that this album has, but any thoughts that this would be a clunker are quickly dispelled by the fast keyboard solo and the subtle ebb and flow of the drumwork. When silence speaks louder than Mankind can't break the nature's law, said a man who lost it all Nature's reconstruction is on the way Is this the end of the journey?
Now I can see a new world spinning round It's perfectly clean Who knew that mankind didn't fit heaven? Empty Inside In this lonely world, in this nick of time Locked inside and still can't find a way out I am lost for words - why do I still care? When no one seems to bother anyway No wonder! I feel like going under! No question! When will I learn my lesson? Torn apart. Empty heart. Take these chains off me! Empty heart, torn apart. Let me live! In another world, in another time Maybe I could see, but now I'm blind I am longing for a piece of mind again Please So lonely I stand alone and frightened I'm shaking, I'm stranded!
To darkness I am bounded! Is this the end of my days? Too much to take What can I do? Tell me what's true I'm building dreams on lies Castles in the sand Kill the ones who cares on my own demand 3:am It's coming back! The feelings I thought disappeared They're all coming back! It's over now This hell I wander.
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How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. On their third album, Swedish melodic metal band have honed their sound and created a more focused album full of catchy vocal melodies, melodic guitars, and enchanting synth work.
Though I've heard some people call Platitude a melodic power prog metal band, I beg to differ. None of the ten songs on this album suggest progressive songwriting unless using plenty of synths and synth leads makes an album progressive. Basically, Silence Speaks is a mixture of metal and hard rock with a heavy melodic focus. The songs mostly revolve around the emotional vocals of Erik Blomkvist and Kristofer von Wachenfeldt's keyboards. The other band members have a more subdued role in the songs.
Guitarist Gustav Kollerstrom occasionally interrupts the synth-defined tracks with crunchy rhythms and his sound is always thickened by solid bass guitar. Other than that, Patrik Jansson on bass doesn't have much of an independent impact. All songs except one are within the three to four minute range, and are mostly started off with slow synth melodies before Blomkvist enters them with his moving and perhaps somewhat melodramatic voice. He possesses a really fine timbre and has a great delivery akin to that of Jorn Lande, best noticed on "Fear It's Over Now ", one of the songs that stands out from the rest.
This one features strong double bass work by year-old drummer Andreas Brobjer and it really adds substantial power to the song. On the first track "Tell the Truth", Blomkvist is evocative of Evergrey's Tom Englund with his remarkable screams and slightly throaty vocals.
There are also great harmonies on this song with smooth synth lines. It would have been interesting if they had written more songs in this vein where he could use more aggressive vocals. He goes for a similar style on "You" though this one could have been shorter as it meanders a bit where he belts out some impressive high screams.None of the ten songs on this album suggest progressive songwriting unless using plenty of synths and synth leads makes an album progressive. Basically, Silence Speaks is a mixture of metal and hard rock with a heavy melodic focus. The songs mostly revolve around the emotional vocals of Erik Blomkvist and Kristofer von Wachenfeldt's keyboards.