With their name, SILVER TALON invokes an image of weaponized spirits and fate and from the remnants of Portland’s Spellcaster, they rose to bring their take on dark and aggressive power metal to the nation and beyond. With fantasy, sci-fi, and horror being the main themes of the recent EP, SILVER TALON are premiering their dual vocal and guitar playthrough video for their track ‘Cold Embrace’ via MetalInsider.net here.
‘Cold Embrace’ comes from the 2018 EP “Becoming A Demon”, where SILVER TALON started to shed their NWOTHM sound and embrace something more progressive and heavy. Trying to bridge the old with the new, they etch their way into more modern territory. ‘Cold Embrace’ is filled with tension, borrowing from Bach’s Prelude in D, which is further intertwined with their own riffs and outfitted with original vocal melodies. The band emphasizes the slow development of the song:
“Wyatt’s vocal delivery on the chorus is some of his best work to date. If listeners can invest their time and attention into a song that doesn’t deliver a climax within the first 60 seconds, and sort of just experience the song, then I think we’ll have them hooked. It’s sort of like a John Carpenter slow burn kind of thing.”
This brand of progressive shredding power metal is suitable for all power metal fans especially those with an affinity for Savatage, Sanctuary, and Nevermore.
SILVER TALON’s EP “Becoming A Demon” is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and all other major online retailers.
1. Breath of Kerosene (Intro) 01:35
2. Devil Machine 04:43
3. Silver Talon 04:51
4. Speed of the Night 05:21
5. Cold Embrace 05:47
6. Warriors’ End 03:29
7. Battle Angels (SANCTUARY – feat. Jeff Loomis) 04:11
8. Outro (Estudio) 01:11
Album Length: 31:11
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With a virtuosic guitar attack, a rumbling rhythm section, and powerful, soaring vocals, Portland, Oregon’s Silver Talon is razor sharp and ready to become a major force in heavy metal. In February of 2018, Silver Talon released their first demo track “Devil Machine.” The track offered a small sample of Silver Talon’s ability to masterfully blend hook, melody, and technical ability into fist clenching, head-bangable heavy metal. Their second demo release, “Warrior’s End,” showcases more of their dexterity in riffs, bent time signatures, and lush melodies.
Silver Talon features guitarists Bryce Vanhoosen and Sebastian Silva, Gabe Franco on bass, and Colin Vranizan on drums – all four hailing from Prosthetic Records and internationally touring act Spellcaster. Once said four horsemen of Spellcaster parted ways with their vocalist, they decided to change their moniker and cast a worldwide net for some new pipes. Lucky for them, the caught Wyatt Howell of Sanctifyre close by in Eugene, Oregon.
Guitarist Bryce Vanhoosen explains the path the band is looking to take after the crumbling of Spellcaster.
“We’re basically trying to take Spellcaster a bit more over the top. The songs are more complicated, more progressive, and more aggressive; there are more guitar solos and crazier vocal harmonies.”
Look for a self-released EP from the band, and a national tour in November. Silver Talon currently has a Pledge Music Campaign to fund their forthcoming EP.