A Shipwreck In the Sand
So I listened to the new Silverstein CD...and it's pretty solid. I've never been blown away by these guys and apparently neither has the industry. They have sort of coasted along at the same level of popularity for the past 4 or 5 years. This new disc offers a little bit more polish as well as a more gritty scream from front man Shane Told (which reminds me of Underoath at times). The guitar work is very solid, which has been par for these guys right along, Neil does most of the writing and does it well. The weakest part of this CD is that they really didn't expand on their sound and sort of played it safe it seems, which is fine (there are a few parts that introduce some new elements for them, but nothing groundbreaking) But I would have liked to see something bigger for these guys...who knows, maybe they have perfected what they wanted to do and this disc could finally break them. They are great guys and I wish them the best of luck and if any band deserves to make it big, these guys are at the top of the list.