“NY's Silver Spade have self-released a debut that hints at more potential to come yet is still full of solid moments. The minute you put on the first track "Machine", you can't help but want to see where the tune is headed. This four-piece revel in Maiden meets Megadeth territory, with ballads thrown in to boot. Vocalist Rick Yaps most closely will remind the listener of Matt Barlow from Florida's mighty Iced Earth, with occasional hints of John Bush and other, more alternative rock tinges as well...The record also boasts impressive guitar solos from guitarist Bob Yaps, who is more than capable of handling axe duties even without a rhythm guitarist. Basisst Ed Brandt also has a commanding performance with a good level of restraint mixed with flourish that often keeps the songs from tipping their hand...I would definitely recommend this band.”
“New York City's Silver Spade remembers a time when screaming was considered a vocal effect rather than a lead vocal. They also remember a time when Rock n' Roll was fun to listen to. These are qualities that Silver Spade tries to bring out in their self-produced debut album, From the Ashes...Silver Spade displays an ability to rock hard while maintaining a hint of Pop sensibility...From the Ashes displays a band that can really raise a ruckus when they want to...I suspect Silver Spade will be around for some time to come.”
Wildy's World Reviews
“On October 30, 2009, Unsigned Hudson Valley hard rock band Silver Spade released their first full length album entitled From the Ashes, consisting of nine original songs, all of which the band independently produced and engineered.
Three years after their first independent release, the Slip Away EP, Silver Spade's latest disc boasts a talented new line-up and a fresh new sound...
From the Ashes serves up a fresh dose of what Silver Spade’s new sound is all about: a modern hard rock/classic metal crossover with soaring guitar solos, captivating riffs, powerful melodic vocals, and no unnecessary yelling and screaming...
Silver Spade have become regulars in the New York music scene, and have been building a loyal fan base since their last release in 2006...
From the Ashes is available for purchase on the band’s website, www.silverspademusic.com, as well as iTunes, and other online retailers.”