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|Neil Boshart||Guitar, Vocals, Group Member|
|Josh Bradford||Guitar, Vocals, Group Member|
|Shane Told||Guitar, Vocals, Group Member|
|Paul Koehler||Drums, Vocals, Group Member|
|Billy Hamilton||Bass, Vocals, Group Member|
|Mark Trombino||Producer, Engineer, Audio Production|
|Mike Fasano||Drum Technician|
|Carlos de la Garza||Engineer|
|Silverstein||Composer, Art Direction|
In this album, Silvertein tried screaming a little more. This was nice and refreshing change for fan but also disappointing. This was their start of transferring to the popular genres and "scene" bands. There are a couple catchy songs like "Still Dreaming" and "Worlds Apart" but not any other notable mentions. If you happen to be interested in the "scene" music style, then i suggest this album. It doesn't really stand out much, but is good for any Silverstein fan.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Aside from this being the exact same exact record as Discovering the Waterfront, there isn't really much wrong with Silverstein's third record for the ill-fated and deservedly-trashed Victory label. Each member plays their respective instruments competently and with some conviction, the harmonies and melodies are nicely executed, and the scream-to-sing ratio is " as usual" in check nicely. However, the fact that the band has yet to push the envelope in any way since their formation almost a decade ago is discouraging and begins to wain on whatever little credibility the band has managed to muster from previous efforts. In a genre where musical growth is an absolute must but is often met with ridicule from a certain percentage of fans, Silverstein has decided to stay the same and not take any chances. There's absolutely no difference between & quot Sound of the Sun& quot " the opener of this record" and & quot Your Sword vs. My Dagger& quot " the opening track of the band's last record" . In fact, if you went down the list and compared each track to its counterpart on another record, you'd be hard-pressed to find any distinct similarities, except for maybe & quot If You Could See Into My Soul& quot , a track that manages to healthily experiment just a little and ends up being the best cut here. If you can get past all that " and that's a big if" Arrivals & amp Departures is another fine foray into the world of melodic pop/hardcore that Silverstein has been known for since they signed to Victory in 2002. However, it doesn't seem likely that their fans will be content with a release like this, and if the band doesn't do something to up the ante on a substantial level for their next effort, they won't have much of a fan base left for them. If they do manage to maintain popularity after that, it'll just be one more dagger into the heart of what used to be a meaningful and exciting genre but has now grown into a predictable and extremely marketable bastardization. Stick to the band& #8217 s last record, there& #8217 s no real need for this to even exist.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
silverstein's newest album does not fall short of amazing (again!). there are enough tracks to satisfy both hardcore fans and people who don't like screaming as much. I highly recommend this album to all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 16, 2009
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