Silent Force - Walk The Earth review
|Album:||Walk The Earth|
|Release date:||February 2007|
01. Man And Machine
02. Walk The Earth
03. Point Of No Return
04. In From The Dark
05. The King Of Fools
06. Child Within
07. Goodbye My Ghost
08. Save Me From Myself
09. My Independence Day
10. The Blind Leading The Blind
11. Running Through The Fire
12. Picture Of A Shadow
13. Saints And Sinners [acoustic version] [Japanese bonus]
Silent Force is nothing else than the band of Alex Beyrodt (guitarist of Primal Fear) and DC Cooper, the fantastic ex singer of Royal Hunt. If their first albums with the band were a bit average I have to admit that this time, "Walk The Earth" is without any doubt a really nice surprise, a new step in the career of the German/American combo. Their really cool Power mixed with Hard Rock (with some little Progressive influences) is beautiful and I can only recommend this new release to you, the fans of good Metal.
"Walk The Earth" is a cool release. The band knew how to produce a really beautiful Power Metal which flirts with Hard FM and which is clearly influenced by US Metal. In general, the songs of this album are deep and complex, they all have a real soul if you see what I mean. The music of the new Silent Force is intelligent and it's good to see that a band is able to produce an album which is not linear. With great melodic guitars riffs, with a lot of keyboards (the only little progressive "side" of the album in my opinion) and of course with a bunch of well-written songs Silent Force just releases this year its best album.
But even if the compositions are good, I have to say that it's the performance of the musicians which is here the strong point of the release. Nothing to say about the performance of Alex and the other musicians, that's perfect but damn what can I say about DC Cooper? During the whole album, our guy just proves that he is probably one of the best singers of the Metal scene. His beautiful voice is just incredible here and Alex Beyrodt perfectly understood how to write songs for him. That's simple, the voice of DC perfectly fits to the cool atmosphere of the Power / Hard FM, his performance here is just incredible and you can be sure that you'll be surprised by the really high musical level of the album...
What can I add? Nothing I think. If the previous albums of the combo were nothing special, "Walk The Earth" is the revelation and the confirmation that we're in front of a real original band. With an amazing line up and a fantastic singer, Silent Force should become a great band if our guys can confirm all those good feelings on their next album. It's good to have the possibility to find those kind of releases nowadays, let's hope that Silent Force will follow this road in the future.
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