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Violent Silence


Crossover Prog

3.84 | 50 ratings

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4 stars Review #3

Keyboard power.

Today I would like to introduce you to this absolutely unique Swedish band. They are characterized by a special line-up: Instead of one guitarist (as you would expect in "normal prog") the band has two keyboardists! Who now thinks that only a sticky wall of pads and sounds will come out of this, is very much mistaken. Because "Violent Silence" define a very own sound - carried by keyboards and a very strong rhythm section. The keyboards create not only spacious soundscapes but also extraordinary rhythmic contributions (of course, the accents of the guitar have to be compensated somehow - exciting!) and prepare a solid, harmonic carpet for the singer Bruno Edling. Especially the use of the marimba sounds gives the music of "Violent Silence" a whole own coloring. That the technique does not dominate, however, can be seen in the strong melodies that the band creates in their varied arrangements. The special thing about the music from my point of view is the high mood content, which is shown in very short songs like "Night Lighst", but also the epic longtrack "Quiet Stalker".

I discovered the band by chance at that time and am still enthusiastic about "Kinetic" today. Sixteen years after its release, this album sounds just as modern and progressive as it did back then. The good production and the high musicality make this album a very special insider tip for all fans of modern progressive rock music.

Smurfreviews | 4/5 |


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