Platitude - Silence Speaks

8.9 | 7 votes |
Release date: 27 February 2006
Style: Neoclassical power metal


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01. Tell The Truth
02. Silence Speaks
03. Nobody's Hero
04. Empty Inside
05. Fear (It's Over Now)
06. Don't Be Afraid
07. Falling Down
08. After The Storm
09. Walk With Me
10. You
11. Catch 22 [acoustic version] [Japanese bonus]

Additional info
Drums recorded at Panicroom Studios, Sweden
Engineered by Bengan Andersson

Everything else recorded at Jailhouse Studios, Denmark
Produced by Tommy Hansen & Platitude
Mastered at Jailhouse by Tommy Hansen
Songs written & performed by Platitude
Artwork by Mattias Norén (
Layout by Patrik Janson (

* Bonus track for Japan
Produced by Nino Beganovic (

Released and distributed by:

Metal Heaven, Europe (February 27, 2006 )
King Records, Japan (December 21)

Guest review by
The Swedish Power Metal band Platitude returns here with their third album and the first thing you'll notice is that the album is more Heavy Metal orientated than Neoclassical Power. They are still playing powerful and speedy tracks here are there though, like the title track "Silence Speaks".

The wide ranged vocals of Erik Blomkvist are amazing; very melodic and together with the high pitched screams he does, fit just great. The guitar work by Gustav Köllerström is very diverse; sometimes kind of heavy and sometimes Thrashy and powerful, similar to someone like Symphony X. He also performs amazing melodic solos along with the great keyboard feeling that Kristofer Von Wachenfeldt provides. Together they make the melodies so easy to listen to and they're highly enjoyable. The drums have a perfect kind of Progressive sound sometimes and it's too bad Andreas Brobjer left the band after this album. Of course the bass work by Patrik Janson is also outstanding. He is the only original musician; Platitude's guitarists, keyboarders and drummers have changed but in all of their albums they kept this line-up.

published 23.10.2008 | Comments (0)

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