Thursday, 12 May 2016

Cilver: 'Not The End Of The World' Album Review

The album cover and title definitely give an indication of the vibe that runs throughout this record – A type of zombie apocalypse, “Thou shalt be eaten” vibe.

The first track of the album ‘Break Free’ acts as a subtle taster of what the record truly has to offer, and their recent single ‘I’m America’ encourages the listener to journey on with the band and showcases all of the qualities of a true anthem.

‘Headstone’ is a personal favorite - a perfect mix of husky, rich vocals and an unforgettable guitar riff. The next track ‘Razorblade’ is just slightly heavier than the first three tracks and showcases a beautifully composed, classic rock guitar solo, which gets all the senses tingling.

It’s hard to fault the vocal delivery throughout, as it appears to be steadfast from beginning to end, however, some of the tracks are lyrically repetitive and can often sound a little too similar. ‘Afterlife’ is a perfect example of this but the guitar shredding on this track manages to be its saving grace.

The concept behind ‘In My Head’ is strong and raises awareness of issues that effect modern day life. The track features Bumblefoot of Guns N’ Roses, who delivers an astonishingly beautiful guitar solo, as would be expected!

The album is fairly coherent but the first half of the record has a quality that is somewhat lacking from the second half. That being said, ‘Cilver’ have a unique sound and their references to classic rock are clearly evident and much appreciated. It’s a great debut album that leaves you with a sense of empowerment. 

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