At first glance you may thing that seven tracks isn't enough, well it's all about the quality of what's on offer and trust me there is plenty to get excited about with Reveal The Change the new album of melodic progressive metal Silent Voices. Reveal The Change is the fourth album the band has released since Chapters of Tragedy their 2002 debut.
Just check out the contributors, as the guest vocalists are:
Mats Leven [ex. Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen], Tony Kakko [Sonata Arctica], Mike Vescera [ex. Loudness, Yngwie Malmsteen, Obsession] and Mike DiMeo [ex. Masterplan, Riot, Ilium, Masterplan].
Mastered by Ted Jensen [Bon Jovi, Dream Theater, Megadeth] Reveal The Change indeed sounds impressive capturing the many fine performances. Sonata Arctica members keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bass player Pasi Kauppinen form part of the line-up along with guitarist Timo Kauppinen and drummer Jukka-Pekka Koivisto.
"The Fear Of Emptiness" will promptly appeal to anyone who likes Dream Theater and similar bands, as Silent Voices blend intrigue musicianship with their very tasteful melodic music and a rousing chorus to create what is arguably the best song on Reveal The Change. The vocals on this particular track are some of the most appealing on Reveal The Change and are in fact by their new vocalist Teemu Koskela (Winterborn,) who given his very good performance on here is going to sound just fine performing the songs of Silent Voices.
"No Turning Back" is another great number that builds momentum slowly with vocals courtesy of Mats Leven. Mike Vescera is up next for "Reign Of Terror" a more powerful tune with a heavier guitar style, while Sonata Arctica's Tony Kakko is appearing on "Faith In Me". I didn't realise there was an instrumental on the album and as I started listening to "Black Water" I thought this track would be so cool if it actually was, and as it turns out Silent Voices have done just that and recorded one of the better instrumentals that I've heard in a while. Mats Leven returns once more on "Burning Shine", and "Through My Prison Walls" is Reveal The Change's longest inclusion with vocals from Mike Dimeo and loads of appeal.
Silent Voices have a fine release in their hands with Chapters of Tragedy, one that you should should have in yours also.
1. The Fear Of Emptiness
2. No Turning Back
3. Reign Of Terror
4. Faith In Me
5. Black Water
6. Burning Shine
7. Through My Prison Walls