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Fall of Silence – Act 1. Oathbreaker

Label: Independent release
Format: mp3
Released: 2017
Reviewed By: Rich Catino
Rating: 8/10


With so many different sounds and styles of hard rock music around the world, Fresno, Cali’s Fall of Silence are writing one that is very much familiar to what can be heard on American radio. The band are a bunch of unknowns, but singer Walter Figueroa (from New Jersey) for many years cut his teeth in many east coast bands, and one with Sebastian Bach’s son Paris. With only this four song E.p. to their name, the guys are already making some noise with the single ‘Letting Go’ landing on the rock charts in LA, and opening the Sierra View Music Fest which features Queensrÿche, Warrant, Bullet Boys. With a few simple notes, building drum beat, rhythmic guitar riffs, and a moody vocal, track ‘Oathbreaker’ will appeal to fans of Sixx A.M. ‘Last Time’ hits with more a straight forward rock punch, a better vocal with less effects on it and a catchy chorus with a little lead work. At times I hear some familiar sounds in the other modern prog rock from Ascendia and the more recent album from Circus Maximus in the chugging guitar, bass, interplay of keys in ‘Collective Reaction’.
Definitely a lot of potential and a music direction that is both American and European, melding a hybrid of contemporary and prog rock.


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