Melodic power metallers SILENT FALL was formerly known as WINTERLAND and this CD called ‘Otherwise’ is their debut album under the Silent Fall banner.
We get... as written above... melodic power metal with a symphonic edge. The male vocals are
peppered with harsh vocals and female vocals here and there. Sound and style wise the band is quite close to early Highlord, Sonata Arctica and Waterland.
We get 13 songs with a powerless production. The sound is flat and could have been more bombastic
and more upfront. It’s not a crappy production but it could have been a lot better. And sadly so could the
songs. Nothing except for a few songs and some splendid acoustic guitar stands out. Most of their work
is on the exact same level and I don’t feel like playing ‘Otherwise’ over and over again.
Another problem is the singer. He sings with a huge accent and is very hard to understand. That doesn’t exactly help the band any further I’m afraid.
Most of the genre fans can easily live without this release.
- Not above average.