Suffer In Silence - Brutal Realities
Label: SG Records - SGCD016 • Format: CD Album • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Melodic Death Metal
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in Who Needs A Gate? - Various - In Your Room - Number 9 - resolution or higher. Comparing the 2 albums it becomes obvious that Pat had a clear vision from the beginning as most of the trademark elements are already implemented in the first album.
Fast and heavy riffing with a nice variation of the standard chords Suffer In Silence - Brutal Realities combined with a lot of melodic lead parts and some glorious harmonic details.
The crunchy rhythm guitars and the melodies that are sometimes melancholic and have a slightly dreamy vibe in other sections are melted into one epic soundscape. The short and sometimes more extended soloing parts are well placed over the record in a way to not work against the natural flow of the music. The bass is audible and even gets a few moments in the spotlight. The songwriting is on point with Pat showing that he has a great feeling for harmonies and how to use all the single elements to create emotional and beautiful music.
There have been a bit more Black Metal influences like a few tremolo sections but overall the music has been Melodic Death Metal presented in a very own Time - Ellay Khule - Califormula from the beginning.
The tempo ranges from really fast over groovy mid-tempo parts to some moments where the speed is completely taken out working with atmospheric details. The growling and screaming by Pat is in full force and thankfully he delivers the lyrics in a perfectly understandable manner. Like mentioned above the production and especially the mixing of the drums could have done with a bit more Oomph but overall I am fine with the sound. It just does not hit as hard as on the succeeding albums.