Review: A Breach Of Silence – ‘Secrets’


Award-winning powercore metal pioneers A BREACH OF SILENCE are back with the release of their third full-length studio album, ‘Secrets’. The Australian band has been making a name for themselves for some time now. Their debut album ‘Dead Or Alive’ was self-released in 2012, but it didn’t take long for labels to take notice. The band’s previous album ‘The Darkest Road’ via Eclipse Records debuted on the iTunes metal chart at #1 in Australia, and at #20 on AIRA’s 100% Independent chart. ‘The Darkest Road’ made several lists for top albums of the year in 2014. The band has taken time to ensure they are putting out a great third release and the anticipation for a follow-up to their last record has been overwhelming. The new album ‘Secrets’ is set to release February 24, 2017 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames) and mixed by Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman.

A BREACH OF SILENCE gets things start with “Falling Away”. They also released a music video for the track, which is an amazing showcase on how artists/musicians are under paid in the modern world of music. Immediately you hear some nu-metal influence from the band, but the layers in their music bring much more than one genre. The chorus has these amazing sing along qualities, and then breaks down into more of a nu-metal vibe. Throughout the song you hear singer Rhys Flannery and his varying vocal approaches. This track is a perfect example of how a band can expand their sound while the composition of the song still works flawlessly. The following track has a much more aggressive style. “Ride of Die” musically is much heavier than the opening track, and the great contrast is the more singing style vocals within the song at times. Moving on to something I didn’t think we would see in the metal world is a cover of the R&B artist The Weeknd’s song “Shameless”. Taking a song on the opposite end of the spectrum and making it your own is an incredible feat but that’s exactly what A Breach Of Silence has done here. The guitar riffs and drums throughout really anchor this song into the metal genre. The following song throws a wrench in the mix of the bands other work. They claim they wanted to create an 80’s inspired hair-metal ballad, and they have achieved that with the song “Sugar and Spice”. In this throwback you also get a great harmony with the lead vocalist Rhys Flannery and bassist Blair Layt singing together. While this song certainly sticks out among their other songs it adds another dimension to the album and shows that the band can truly be proficient at anything they set out to do. Whether you are looking for something more metal, hard rock or alternative, A Breach Of Silence really has something to offer everyone.

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