Album Review: Silver Story – Arts & Vandals

St. Helens quartet Silver Story has been around since 2008, taking influence from a multitude of genres. This has led to the release of their EP, ‘Arts & Vandals’, a four-track release that promises many great things for this young band.

Kicking off with ‘Jaded’, we’re drawn in with a fast and furious tempo; discordant riffs mix with slick, smooth vocals that soar. Alex McCabe’s sweeping vocals twang with deep emotion and passion, evident during ‘My Empire’. A melodic bassline stretches to meet indestructible drumming. And it is here that Silver Story slow down slightly, using heart wrenching lyrics of “I am broken”, twisted within riffs that roar when needed.

Saucy guitar licks in ‘Of Dreams and Nightmares’ make sure that we’re wrapped around their little finger, injecting high levels of energy into their sound. Intriguing us further, closing track ‘The Fear’ rounds this EP off nicely, with melodic hooks and power-hungry choruses. 

It’s not difficult to see the talent that simply shines from Silver Story. Sounding fresh and different from what is usually available from the music market, this St. Helens quartet has definitely delivered. Our only criticism? It’s not long enough! But that aside, ‘Arts & Vandals’ is one EP that we won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

3/5

‘Arts & Vandals’ by Silver Story is out now.

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Words by Jessica Tagliani (@JessTagliani)

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