Silverstein – A Shipwreck in the Sand (CD)

Remember when everyone said the screamo genre was dead? That ridiculous throat shredding bellow volleying back and forth with the second front man providing more traditional vocals? Yeah, well someone forgot to send a note to the guys in Silberstein. Like Limp Bizkit trying to milk the nu-metal cow when it was clearly out of milk, Silverstein’s latest effort sounds dated and very much like a retread, which is kind of a shame, because when they are not relying on the gimmicky cookie monster growls, they actually sound decent.

The 14 track record A Shipwreck in the Sand, their 4th full length release, is pretty much what you’d expect from the band. If you’re a long time fan you’re going to pick up the CD regardless, if not, then I’m kind of surprised you’re reading this review. Here’s hoping the band leaves the screams off the next record.

Top Track: “Vices”

Rating: 6 out of 10

Silverstein – A Shipwreck in the Sand / CD / 2009 / Victory / 14 Tracks / http://www.silversteinmusic.com

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