1. Our Track
2. Die Alone (Feat. Andrew Neufeld)
4. Chilly Blood (Feat. Trevor Daniel)
5. It is Over
6. The Altar / Mary
7. Gradual Movement (Feat. Mike Hranica)
8. Do not Wait Up
10. Stay Like This (Feat. nothing,nowhere.)
Ten albums into their trailblazing profession, SILVERSTEIN don’t have anything left to show. Nonetheless, the screamo champions proceed to show their inspiring capacity to superb tune and evolve with the occasions. Whereas in some ways “Distress Made Me” is however a continuation of 2020’s “A Lovely Place To Drown”, the brand new document additionally embodies the Canadian outfit’s eagerness to attempt new issues. This launch places ahead a way of journey and enjoyable that few different bands of their second decade possess.
As if their earlier document left any doubt, this album reaffirms that SILVERSTEIN is likely one of the most adept bands of their scene at writing supremely catchy, pop-influenced hooks. It isn’t simply the album’s singles “It is Over” and “Ultraviolet”; “Do not Wait Up”, “Our Track”, your entire album is successfully infectious.
Many bands this far into their profession would simply go away it at that. In any case, what number of followers have been disillusioned by teams who simply abandon their heavier roots altogether? But as they’ve perfected their melodic refrains, SILVERSTEIN have additionally doubled down on their metalcore leanings, inviting heavyweights like Andrew Neufeld (COMEBACK KID) and Mike Hranica (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA) to pitch in. Moshers rejoice: “Die Alone” is the heaviest observe they’ve launched to this point.
“The Altar / Mary” kicks off simply as exhausting earlier than transferring seamlessly right into a easy, gradual pop beat, after which the 2 completely different approaches fuse collectively for a brand new hybrid breed of heavy. After screaming, “Any individual has to die!” to finish the breakdown, the music takes on a contemplative, digital vibe. It is on this music that we see SILVERSTEIN enterprise out into the unknown, kindling thrilling notions about what the way forward for metalcore might have in retailer. Alternatively, the ultimate acoustic observe, “Distress“, does not provide something new, however it’s nonetheless a pleasant, easy ballad.
What makes SILVERSTEIN so profitable is their capacity to marry refined melodies with adrenaline-pumping aggression. These facets are by no means separate; they overlap naturally. With “Distress Made Me”, the band push their boundaries just a little bit extra, whereas nonetheless counting on tried-and-true songwriting strategies from earlier releases.