The Swiss are slowly but surely becoming Melodic Metal powerhouses on the global scene. In a land dominated by Krokus and Gotthard there are many, many exciting new bands and Gods Of Silence are one of them.
Technically, Gods Of Silence are a new band as they (as of time of writing) are poised to release their debut album, NEVERLAND however the members have a decent background in the Metal scene. Essentially Gods Of silence are the band Kirk with a new signer. Kirk was a solid band that put out a couple of albums , experienced some line-up changes and now they have retooled their sound , singer and name. The band used their connections and experience to secure a deal with Rock Of Angels Records as well as procure the services of none other than uber-producer Dennis Ward. Graced by a cool album cover, a good band name and cool looking logo all the elements are in place for a killer album and thankfully the band does not disappoint.
My first thought was that bringing on Gilberto as the new singer was s good move. The guy has a killer voice reminding me of the best of Jorn Lande and Ronnie Romero. His pipes lead the attack as the band run through a very entertaining 11-track album. Ward’s production is immaculate as always and the mix is near perfect. This band could easily fit on the Frontiers or Nightmare Record label and comfortably stand along side bands like Evergrey, Pagan’s Mind and other melodic Metal bands with a progressive edge.
The songs are well thought out, lots of good keyboard lines but certainly not at the expense of the guitars. The pace is brisk and vigourous but the band also write a good slower song as well, the cut ‘Demons’ is a good example of that. It’s not quite a ballad but they show more restraint in terms of pacing and delivery. I like the flow and tempo of the album and they positive angle of the lyrics. Another random thought is that I enjoyed the drumming of Phillip Eichenberger. At times he is a busy player and I like that!
This is a safe buy for any fan of well-executed and passionate Melodic Metal. I’m glad I was lucky enough to get on board early with this cool, new incarnation of the band.
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