Echoes Of Silence – Too Late (Album – Icy Cold Records)
Genres/Influences: Dark-Wave, Post-Punk.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background information: Echoes Of Silence is an Italian band that has been active for several years already but doesn’t exactly release new albums on a regular basis. “Too Late” is to be their fifth feature film and the first after three self-produced albums, released by Icy Cold Records.
Contents: The two opening cuts reveal a heavy, post-punk sound carried by raw and powerful guitar playing. Quite gradually the songs became darker although still powerful and carried by dynamic drums. The style and overall vibe reminds me of Joy Division.
+ + +: Echoes Of Silence sounds dark, extremely dark and even tormented. This overall atmosphere which is mainly created by the guitar and the vibrating basslines reminds me of the darkest hours of the 80s. There are many cool songs featured although “Decide” clearly sounds like the absolute master track which will please to all Joy Division lovers.
– – –: The opus has only 9 songs and some of them are even less than 2 or 3 minutes long.
Conclusion: Echoes Of Silence is a great find for dark souls.
Best Songs: “Decide”, “Lace”, “Endless Fall”.
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