Discovering the Waterfrontby Silverstein
When a band combines hardcore, power pop, and math rock, the results can be pretty tedious -- not because the combination isn't a good one, but because it's what just about everyone seems to be doing these days. Silverstein avoids the sing-then-scream-then-7/8-guitar-break doldrums in a couple of ways. Importantly, they keep the screaming to a tasteful minimum, using it as a spice rather than a main ingredient. By so doing, they ensure that the screaming actually carries emotional meaning instead of turning into aural wallpaper. Equally importantly, they deliver their beautiful melodies and tight, rich harmonies with just as much muscle as they do their more abrasive moments, which keeps either aspect of their sound from coming across as just a gimmick. And the odd-metered guitar breaks are both few and brief, which keeps them interesting and enjoyable as well. The result is, basically, power pop for the new millennium -- and a remarkably mature sound for a band that has only been together for a few years. Every track is well worth hearing, but the ones that will keep you hitting the repeat button are the beautiful "Your Sword vs. My Dagger," the double-entendre-laden "My Heroine" and "Call It Karma," with its blissfully wanky twin-guitar solo. Highly recommended.
- Release Date:
- Victory Records
Performance CreditsSilverstein Primary Artist
Curtis Mathewson Synthesizer,Mellotron,Musician,Group Member
Cameron Webb Vocals
Sean Mackin Strings,Violin,Musician
Neil Boshart Guitar,Group Member
Rodney Wirtz Violin,Cello,Viola,Musician,Group Member
Josh Bradford Guitar,Group Member
Shane Told Vocals,Musician,Group Member
Paul Koehler Drums,Group Member
Billy Hamilton Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Technical CreditsSteve Genewick Engineer
Sergio Chavez Engineer
Mike Fasano Drum Technician
Cameron Webb Producer,Engineer
Sean Mackin Composer,String Arrangements,String Writing
Neil Boshart Composer
David Fricks Engineer
Shane Told Composer
Paul Koehler Art Direction
Martin Wittfooth Artwork
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This Band Compiles Great Vocals, Amazing guitar, and just an overall good air. Hope Their Next album Is Twice as good!!
This CD has the greatest lyrics and most creative song titles I've heard in a while. My favorite songs are Ides of March,Call it Karma,and Discovering the Waterfront.It is definitely worth the money.
Far more variety than the When Broken is Easily Fixed, just way more variety in the songs and how the songs sound. Silverstien seems to have put alot into this album. The mix of melodical voice and hardcore growls just are extraordinary. A must for fans of Silverstien
This cd is so great i cant wait for it to drop any silverstein fan must own this cd its too great not too get cant wait to see this band live again so great I love this band love these guys and thanks for such a good job.. thnaks
THIS CD IS JUST AS GOOD AS THEIR PREVIOUS CD "WHEN BROKEN IS EASILY FIXED." MY FAVORITE SONGS ARE "YOUR SWORD VERSUS MY DAGGER" AND "SMILE IN YOUR SLEEP." THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY HARDCORE EMO FAN!