Well an invitation to Devasoundz Studios to have a first hearing to the new The Silent Rage album “The Deadliest Scourge” wouldn’t go unnoticed. The time was set and the impatience of what we would hear and the “promise” of friendly musical conversation and arguments made me arrive one hour earlier from the arranged hour. For my good luck and because I hadn’t been before to Devasoundz I found Fotis Bernardo (the producer of the album) outside and we went in the studio together.

Some hours later and after the hearing of the album the first thing I could say is that The Silent Rage will surprise good a lot of people with their musical turn. First of all they are much heavier, with more modern ideas and approach. Steves’ voice has fitted amazing in the album and Kostas Krikos did also a very good job on the guitars. The album will have 13 songs including a bonus track. Some, as the band explained, are new ideas and others older which have passed a processing to bring them to their new self.

The production was made as I said by Fotis Bernardo so I think for now I don’t have to say anything else about that cause the guy is a guaranty as a producer. The album has some specific influences. It reminded me Brainstorm or Rage and in some occasion Mercenary. Alongside with clean vocals Steve has made also some brutal on the album, something that really put me in the mood to listen again the album. An interesting fact are the guests in their debut album. Apollo Papathanasio (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Firewind), Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land), Vladimir Reshetnikov (Arkona, Rossomahaar) and Theofilos Kritikos who wrote the intro of the album.

So for the time being I think I said enough. The album totally worth hearing and enjoying it. I hope the band will soon have a label on their backs to support them and their many year effort. Until then be patient and we will all be rewarded.

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