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Silas / Press

“'World of colour’ is an apt metaphor for the music that lies within this six-track mini-album. There is so much going on that the listener is constantly challenged and forced to re-evaluate the band as you listen. There is power, passion, and exemplary musicianship throughout, whilst reference points fly past so thick and fast you’re head pressed to remember them all let alone note them down. Such genre-hopping is not always a positive thing, but Silas have cleverly worked their music in such a way that the compositions maintain their essential cohesion despite the unusual paths they frequently tread. Whilst fans of more extreme metal may find the band’s tendency to soften the verses frustrating, those with a love of melody and of bands inclined to take the path less trod will find much to admire on this record and it certainly promises big things for the future. ‘World of colour’ is well worth exploring.'”

“'It is a powerful and captivating release of tracks which reap the essential essences of many genres to breed a distinct and inspiring sound. As thunderous and aggressive as a landslide whilst as warm and irresistibly engaging as a smouldering fire, the release is an immense storm of pleasure.'”

“'World of colour’ is an apt metaphor for the music that lies within this six-track mini-album. There is so much going on that the listener is constantly challenged and forced to re-evaluate the band as you listen. There is power, passion, and exemplary musicianship throughout, whilst reference points fly past so thick and fast you’re head pressed to remember them all let alone note them down. Such genre-hopping is not always a positive thing, but Silas have cleverly worked their music in such a way that the compositions maintain their essential cohesion despite the unusual paths they frequently tread. Whilst fans of more extreme metal may find the band’s tendency to soften the verses frustrating, those with a love of melody and of bands inclined to take the path less trod will find much to admire on this record and it certainly promises big things for the future. ‘World of colour’ is well worth exploring.'”

“Silas is a 4 piece heavy rock band based in Bromley and Sidcup who have released a 6 track EP named 'To The Ground'. Their style is a fusion of heavy rock and metal with sudden outbreaks of pop, reggae and jazz. Silas is like the remains of Pantera, Maiden and they share similarities with some of the great American west coast metal bands of the 1990s. Heavy rock and metal can sometimes sound dated and cliché, thus the genre encompasses many bands of widely varying quality. But as an example of how it's done properly, Silas are near the head of the pack. Good songs, changing moods and an overall mature feel make this EP certainly stand out from the rest. My absolute personal favourite, the title track 'To The Ground' is a great example of the energetic and fierce but melodic and catchy songwriting capabilities of Silas. That mixed with a tight and polished, yet edgy and honest production makes a truly head-banging headphone experience. ”

“The arrival of Silas, fresh from their recent Bloodstock performance, really brought the crowd to life with their energetic boozy Rock and Roll. Looking and sounding like the children of Pantera and Orange Goblin, they blitzed through a powerhouse set including ‘Flip the Script’ and ‘To the Ground’. Singer Dave Runham seems to spend the entire time with one foot up on a monitor, windmilling the hair, inciting the crowd into a Cockney Wall of Death and to ‘show him some bollocks’. By the time they wrapped things up with ‘In the Grind’, it was clear to me that with another couple of years playing shows like this, Silas could, and should end up huge.”

“'Such musical diversity...their style remains unique with enough familiarity to send the moshpit into a violent frenzy. They are a fantastic example of the kind of originality and talent the future holds as metal continues to evolve and mutate into the varied and colourful (mainly black, red and bruise) genre it is.'”

Metal Dominion online - Underworld Showcase 20th Sept 2010 review

“A few hours later it was the turn of SILAS (7.5), who had qualified via the Essex Metal 2 The Masses despite also being based around South East London. Their song writing has always shone at every venue they have played and the likes of 'In the grind' and 'Angels lie' finally get the platform they deserve, all their craft and inimitable polish shining down from the stage like flickers of light in a dark and muddy midlands realm. One doubts Bloodstock witnesses such a fusion of styles, ranging from metal to blues to jazz in a single thirty minute sprint for the rest of the weekend.”

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