Silent Fall
Style: Melodic power metal
Release date: February 2nd 2010

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.


01. Who is the fool?

02. Kill for life

03. Haunted sights

04. Forever and ever

05. One cold winter night

06. I wish

07. Play with fire

08. World of secrets

09. This could have been

10. Tears of fate

11. On top of the world

12. Heroes (Bonus track)

13. Who is the fool? (Bonus track)

Label: Pitch Black Records
Distribution: Pitch Black Records
Artwork rating: 56/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: March 25th 2010