In recent years, there has been a resurgence of a lot of different types of music from the late 90s and early 2000s that were thought to have been dead for quite some time. Besides the nu-metal scene making a huge comeback in recent years, Shoegaze has started popping up again around the world, and the start of a folk-revival in the late 2000’s, there’s also been another huge return to popularity for the world of Emo and post-hardcore, despite the amount that people flame the genres on the internet. All the while, through Emo’s decline and resurgence, Silverstein have been making music and doing their thing, and now they’re about to release their album for 2015!
The album, titled ‘I Am Alive in Everything I Touch’, will be officially released on May 19th, but until then, the band are streaming their new album in it’s entirety via YouTube and Soundcloud. You can listen to the album here:
Here’s the full tracklist as well:
1. Toronto (Abridged)
2. A Midwestern State of Emergency
3. Face of the Earth
4. Heaven, Hell and Purgatory
5. Buried at Sea
6. Late 6th
8. The Continual Condition
10. In the Dark
11. Je me Souviens
12. Toronto (Unabridged)
The band comes back with a pretty solid release this time around, with a few things different as well. All throughout the album, the band pulls from a myriad of different genres; there’s elements of pop-punk, hardcore punk, shoegaze, and emo littered everywhere throughout this album. Probably, what will be the most criticized, is the band seems to employ more from metalcore and deathcore, using breakdowns on quite a few songs off of the album, and using screamed vocals more often than not. This, however, is heavily contrasted with songs like Late 6th, which features a marching drum pattern, audio samples of people walking down a street, and some airy, twinkly guitar melodies on top of that, to the point where it’s reminiscent of crescendocore.
All in all, the album will hold a few songs for everyone, but not every song will be for everyone. Thus, Silverstein have managed to craft a somewhat polarizing album, that doesn’t want to conform to one genre or sound, and it’s definitely worth a listen.