Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the eccentricities pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for months of hard work.
We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the One Word Album Review.
Featured on today’s OWAR is Silent Planet’s hard-hitting boundary-pushing LP When The End Began. Following up 2016′s critically acclaimed release Everything Was Sound is no easy task but with 14 thought-provoking and technically proficient tracks, Silent Planet is not only continuing where they left off but they’re also making strides into a whole new sonic stratosphere.
Now before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to frontman Garrett Russell as he chose fourteen words to describe each of his band’s new tracks. To check out what Russell had to say for a glimpse into When The End Began, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to not only pre-order a copy of the band’s new record before it hits stores this Friday but also grab tickets to see Silent Planet out on tour with Stray From The Path, Greyhaven and Kublai Khan here.
01) Thus Spoke
One Word Song Description: Movie
02) The New Eternity
One Word Song Description: Rock
03) Northern Fires (Guernica)
One Word Song Description: Rap
One Word Song Description: Deftones
05) Visible Unseen
One Word Song Description: Death
06) Look Outside: Dream
One Word Song Description: Quiet
07) Vanity of Sleep
One Word Song Description: Honest
08) In Absence
One Word Song Description: Radio
09) Share the Body
One Word Song Description: Dark
10) Firstborn (Ya'aburnee)
One Word Song Description: Emotional
11) Lower Empire
One Word Song Description: Angry
12) Look Inside: Awake
One Word Song Description: Aliens
13) The Anatomy of Time (Babel)
One Word Song Description: Spaceships
14) Depths III
One Word Song Description: Annihilation