Music Review: End Of Silence by Red
I picked up End Of Silence with a gift card I was given, thinking that if the music turned out not that great, it wouldn't be too much of a loss. What delight I experienced when I popped the CD into my car's CD player on the way home, and was greeted with AWESOME music.
With each track on the CD you are treated to an original, different, powerful song. Making use of strings, keyboards and effects, each song has been carefully recorded and engineered to perfection. A lot of music these days sounds the same, and you often find that on a single album a couple of songs that are similar. With Red, however, each song is distinctly different. They really put 110% into making the tracks sound as good as they possibly can.
I bought the "Deluxe Edition" of the CD, which comes with a bonus track and a DVD. There are 12 tracks on the CD, including the bonus track, with the first track simply being a bit of an intro. The bonus track is an acoustic version of "Lost."
The second track (first song) on the CD is called Breathe Into Me, and is my personal favourite. It starts with some muted strings and effects for the first few seconds, and then launches suddenly into powerful roaring guitars. A few of the other tracks start in a similar fashion, but each is very distinct in it's intro. They have a Linkin Park-ish feel to them, but are different enough that you can be sure they weren't trying to copy Linkin Park.
The CD also includes ballads like Already Over and Pieces, which pull on the heartstrings, and make one think about the issues talked about in the songs.
I can't stop listening to this CD, it is a real masterpiece of music. People who dismiss Christian music as "below standard" have obviously not listened to Red.