With something that sounds like it was spawned from a mix of British pop and Refused mixed with some "alternative" lyrics, Silence The Foe releases Sweet Sweet Suicide off of Lujo Records.
To begin the album, "Chaotic Minds" sounds like something typical of a European band, but instead breaks out into something much better. The scream of lead vocalist Anders Voldronnig simply kicks ass. The "typical European" sound only adds to the awesomeness of this song, and the "kick ass"-ness is only accentuated by the crazy yelling in the background. Definitely a great start to the album.
"Sweet Sweet Suicide" begins in an odd way, only because, for me, I was waiting for Franz Ferdinand to pop up and start boring me, but instead, I was surprised by the screams and great flow of the song. And besides, who doesn't like to be creeped out by whispering in their right ear and painful screams in their left?
Then, in a sudden move, Silence The Foe moves into an almost heavier direction. "As The Holy Spirit Carries Me Like Angels" is such a sudden shift, it would make any listener want to commit some kind of crime or bob their head while listening to this song. But with such abruptness, the song is over in less than 2 minutes.
The lead-in song from "As The Holy Spirit Carries Me Like Angels," "Penny For Your Lies," busts out into such straight screams, pounding beats, and ear-blasting notes, one can punch a small child at the sound of them. This song has some of the better tones on the album, even with the slower tempo. The song returns to repeated yells, then another lead-in to the next song.
"Playing With The Old Me," reminds me a lot of the Refused, by nonetheless it's a damn good song. There are screams, and talked out lyrics, and guitar effects, and everything that makes Silence The Foe good: craziness.
"Everything They Thought Was Everything," sounds like another Franz Ferdinand song, but guess what? It's not! It's quite deranged actually, and I have to say the more screaming, the better. This song, including the Franz Ferdinand sound, actually make me like this band more due to their sheer chaotic sound.
The final song on this CD, "Melancholy Street," is quite tame to begin with, minus the screams, but turns in and out from loud and crazy back to tame. The beats of this song usually make me want to yell and scream they are so great. The repetition of sound and beat only make this song superb, and it shows that there is nothing wrong with repetition. It's a great ending to a CD, and definitely a favorite of mine. Silence The Foe impressed me more than I thought they would, seeing that when I first hear them, I thought they were just a big ripoff band, but instead turned out to be something much, much better.
Sweet Sweet Suicide
As The Holy Spirit Carries Me Like An Angel
Penny For Your Lies
Playing With The Old Me
Everything They Thought Was Everything