Break the Silence

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All Music Guide - Christian Genzel
The popularity of near a cappella group Van Canto is growing with their fourth album, Break the Silence, as indicated by the fact that the album debuted at number 23 in the German charts, while their previous album, Tribe of Force, only managed to reach number 83. With constant touring and appearances at festivals such as Wacken and Rockstad Falun, the band continues to convince audiences that heavy metal does not need electric guitars -- or any instruments besides the drums, for that matter. On 2011's Break the Silence, the group again showcases its brand of power metal, performed by five vocalists whose voices substitute for the guitars and bass and a drummer -- with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Christian Genzel
The popularity of near a cappella group Van Canto is growing with their fourth album, Break the Silence, as indicated by the fact that the album debuted at number 23 in the German charts, while their previous album, Tribe of Force, only managed to reach number 83. With constant touring and appearances at festivals such as Wacken and Rockstad Falun, the band continues to convince audiences that heavy metal does not need electric guitars -- or any instruments besides the drums, for that matter. On 2011's Break the Silence, the group again showcases its brand of power metal, performed by five vocalists whose voices substitute for the guitars and bass and a drummer -- with the exception of the ballad "Spelled in Waters," where Blind Guardian axeman Marcus Siepen guests with an acoustic guitar. Apart from the original compositions, the album includes a number of covers -- including Sabaton's "Primo Victoria," which features Sabaton frontman Joakim Broden as a guest vocalist. The limited edition includes three bonus tracks, including a cover of Running Wild's "Bad to the Bone."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Napalm
  • UPC: 885470002729
  • Catalog Number: 272
  • Sales rank: 17,584

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If I Die In Battle (4:46)
  2. 2 The Seller of Souls (3:24)
  3. 3 Primo Victoria - Joakim Broden (3:44)
  4. 4 Dangers In My Head (4:05)
  5. 5 Black Wings of Hate (4:41)
  6. 6 Bed of Nails (3:37)
  7. 7 Spelled In Waters (4:26)
  8. 8 Neuer Wind (3:21)
  9. 9 The Higher Flight (5:00)
  10. 10 Master of the Wind (6:09)
  11. 11 Betrayed (4:57)
  12. 12 Bad To the Bone (4:51)
  13. 13 A Storm To Come (9:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Van Canto Primary Artist, Vocals
Marcus Siepen Acoustic Guitar
Bastian Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Joakim Broden Vocals
Helen Vogt Vocals
Ingo "Ike" Sterzinger Vocals
Stefan Sebastian Schmidt Vocals
Bastian Emig Piano (Grand)
Frogster Performing Ensemble
Runes of Magic Performing Ensemble
Dynamedion Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Diane Warren Composer
Joey DeMaio Composer
Charly Bauerfeind Drum Engineering
David Shankle Composer
Rolf Kasparek Composer
Marcus Siepen Composer
Jürgen Lusky Mastering
Felipe Machado Franco Cover Art
Gregor Hopf Composer
Par Sundstrom Composer
Joakim Broden Composer
Thomas Geiger Vocal Editing, Drum Editing
Ingo "Ike" Sterzinger Composer, Booklet Design
Stefan Sebastian Schmidt Arranger, Composer, Engineer
Bastian Emig Composer
Jan D. Kucharzewski Composer
Sebastian Scharf Composer
Ian Hamilton Finlay Composer
Kathrin Karner Booklet Design
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