Silverstein is back again with a brand new album A Beautiful Place to Drown. It’s been 3 years since we’ve had new tracks although a live album and the best of the first 10 years has kept fans appetites wet while we waited. Alongside these albums, the band has also played live and even took to the stage at Slam Dunk festival last year. It’s safe to say however the wait had been certainly worth it.
Silverstein has packed 12 killer tracks into this latest album that pulls the best of who is into one. As each track comes along, the band has pushed further and showcased that their 17 years in the business has only made them stronger. If you prefer the more melodic side to the band then tracks like “Where Are You” and “Take What You Give” will be the ones to check out with a slightly more Pop-Punk feel that throws back to the height of the Emo scene. For something a little heavier than “Coming Down” and “Bad Habits” are slightly more aggressive. The overall feel of the album is however less heavy than their earlier stuff but still holds a good balance when they do pick up the aggression. There are also plenty of guest spots on the album from Aaron Gillespie(Underoath) and Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan). With a total of 5 guest spots, it’s clear the band has made their mark and even blend across genres with the unexpected. “Madness” goes from heavy screaming vocals to melody to the guest spot from Princess Nokia adding a dark rap to the track. This change-up from track to track keeps you on your toes and proves once more that this is a band who know exactly who they are and how to stay up to date with the ever-changing music scene. As Emo has come and gone and Pop Punk has stayed relevant, Silverstein keeps the balance of the two through their music, writing tracks that are certain to get you moving.
A Beautiful Place to Drown is one of those albums which is easy to have on repeat and get you on your feet. Silverstein has come a long way from their first album back in 2003 with a cleaner sound that is modern and fresh. This latest offering shows the growth of a band who know who they are and aren’t afraid to show it.
A Beautiful Place To Drown
1. Bad Habits (ft. Intervals)
2. Burn It Down (ft. Caleb Shomo)
3. Where Are You
4. Infinite (ft. Aaron Gillespie)
5. Shape Shift
6. All On Me
7. Madness (ft. Princess Nokia)
8. Say Yes
10. September 14th
11. Coming Down
12. Take What You Give (ft. Pierre Bouvier)
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