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Violent Silence


Crossover Prog

3.80 | 39 ratings

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4 stars One record to check.

Check it out, man. Even if you don't dig the reviews, be sure to at least listen to one song (Kinetic would be a good gauge) in case you really like it. Because if you do, you'll probably think you've discovered something unique and exotic.

This is nothing like I possess in my collection. Just like Carptree a few months ago, Sweden once again gives us tremendous innovation with Violent Silence. This band has a sound that's 100% fresh. Althought the band chemistry has been used in bands like Fürhs Shick and Fröling (2 keyboardists), Emerson Lake and Palmer, Triumvirat or Trace, this has nothing to do with them! Honestly, maybe a blend of the 'Vespertine' album by Björk and Boards of Canada could give you an idea. To me, this is 2005's freshest pick!

Yep, not one inch of guitar. 2 keyboardists and a drummer is enough to create a whole new sound as well as a new world. Sometimes you're caught in a harsh snow storm, the other it's gazing at snowflakes slowly falling down a cloudy day. The atmosphere is easy to taste, but I cannot use another word but 'freezing' to describe a theme of winter. Many times the keys reminds me of video games tunes (especially Mega Man series) I used to like, maybe the xylophone and vintage sounds are in for something? A real sense of nostalgia is emerging, I hope you'll catch it too.

This is not electronic prog per se, but it comes close in terms of feeling. Amateurs of Mogwai, Tortoise or Boards of Canada in the legendary album 'Music has the Right to Children'. Some sites thought this is hard to get into, I frankly have to say that to me, this has benn a natural move; jumping from symphonic to electronica.

Different, moody and exquisite.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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