End of Silence [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD]

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All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Even though Red is technically a Christian-based alternative rock quintet, you wouldn't necessarily know this detail by listening to their debut album, End of Silence. Polished and ready for secular rock radio, Red produce fiercely passionate music influenced by contemporary bands like Linkin Park and Chevelle. Leaning closer to the latter, Red is far from a rap-rock outfit. But their use of textured backdrops and heavy, crunching riffs clearly brings to mind the atmosphere of many a Linkin Park song. For proof, look no further than the band's first single "Breathe into Me," which layers thick guitars and fiery strings into a song that sounds like a less beat-oriented "One ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Even though Red is technically a Christian-based alternative rock quintet, you wouldn't necessarily know this detail by listening to their debut album, End of Silence. Polished and ready for secular rock radio, Red produce fiercely passionate music influenced by contemporary bands like Linkin Park and Chevelle. Leaning closer to the latter, Red is far from a rap-rock outfit. But their use of textured backdrops and heavy, crunching riffs clearly brings to mind the atmosphere of many a Linkin Park song. For proof, look no further than the band's first single "Breathe into Me," which layers thick guitars and fiery strings into a song that sounds like a less beat-oriented "One Step Closer." Lead singer Mike Barnes doesn't have as expressive a voice as Chester Bennington (how many really do?), but he does a remarkably good job loading each song with powerful emotion -- from passionate singing to distraught shrieking -- to make up for the slightly derivative tone of the overall record. There is nothing here that hasn't already been done in some other form, but where other bands are just pissed off and jaded, Red clearly believe in every note played. They confront universal topics from their lives -- pain, loneliness, confusion -- but there's an underlying theme of redemption that keeps things from becoming just depressing. It's in these moments that the band's faith shines through; they're never overt about their Christianity -- listeners could easily assume Barnes is talking to a friend or lover, for instance, instead of God -- but for those that understand the context of his words and, simply, his relationship with Christ, the band's lyrics will ring even more meaningful. Red's addition of string sections and piano parts on most every song (and not just in delicate tracks like "Pieces" and "Already Over, Pt. 2") gives a nice ethereal edge to the band's otherwise intense and crashing rhythms. Altogether, End of Silence could just as easily storm the mainstream as take over the hearts of its primary Christian audience. [Red Ink issued a Deluxe Edition package which included one CD bonus track and an additional DVD of bonus material.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink
  • UPC: 083061086527
  • Catalog Number: 10865
  • Sales rank: 32,779

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (End of Silence) (0:58)
  2. 2 Breathe into Me (3:34)
  3. 3 Let Go (5:15)
  4. 4 Already Over (4:24)
  5. 5 Lost (5:15)
  6. 6 Pieces (5:58)
  7. 7 Break Me Down (4:14)
  8. 8 Wasting Time (3:21)
  9. 9 Gave It All Away (3:13)
  10. 10 Hide (5:28)
  11. 11 Already Over, Pt. 2 (5:11)
  12. 12 Lost (4:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wasting Time
  2. 2 Hide
  3. 3 Let Go
  4. 4 Already Over
  5. 5 Pieces
  6. 6 Break Me Down
  7. 7 Breathe into Me
  8. 8 Breathe into Me
  9. 9 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Primary Artist
David Angell Violin
Steve Brewster Drums
David Davidson Violin
Jim Grosjean Viola
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Randy Armstrong Bass, Piano, Background Vocals, Group Member
Bernie Herms Piano, Track Performer
Monisa Angell Viola
Hayden Lamb Drums, Group Member
Anthony Armstrong Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Jasen Rauch Guitar, Group Member
Michael Barnes Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Matt Walker Cello
Technical Credits
David Davidson String Arrangements
Ted Jensen Mastering
Bernie Herms Composer, String Arrangements
Fred Paragano Engineer, Digital Editing, Mastering, Drum Engineering
Tim Parker Art Direction
Matt Bass Video Director
Stephanie McBrayer Art Direction
Jason McArthur Composer, Executive Producer
Jason Fowler Management
Carl Diebold Producer, Direction
Ryan Lassan Producer
Anthony Armstrong Composer
Jasen Rauch Composer
Travis Palmer Editorial Engineer
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