Review by Adam on March 3, 2002.
Enter My Silence are the most promising melodic death metal band out there right now. They have everything In Flames had going for them when they released The Jester Race. There is a constant indescribable aura surrounding each and every track on this release and they all stand out in their own special way.
Lets start off with the vocals. This is basically your only connection to death metal found on this disc. They are fused with blistering power and brutality reminiscent of earlier Dark Tranquility and In Flames releases, but of course have their own unique touch. The drums on this cd are very reserved and I found that to be quite nice. Sure there is a lot of double pedals and such, but not the usual amount where it tends to overcrowd the music.
The preeminent force on this disc is definitely the guitar work. Each song has a catchy lead guitar hook that will instantly get inside of your head. On top of this, the rhythm section is truly outstanding and an excellent support system for the harmonies. The production is pretty stripped down and raw, yet it presents each instrument in a clear and professional manner.
There is not much more that can be said about this cd other than the fact that if you like melodic death metal then there is no way that you cannot have this disc. This is probably one of the best melodic death records to have been released in quite a while and possibly one of the best metal albums of last year. It would be a shame to see it slip by without the attention it truly deserves!
Bottom Line: Melodic Death fans just have to have this! That’s it!
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Rating: 8 out of 10