Dead Silence is the fourth studio album by our Canadian fellas in Billy Talent and the first one since 2009. The band delivers an album filled with a sound of raw-edged guitars combined with a perfect portion of melodic hooks in the songs. Benjamin Kowalewicz lead vocals is up the face in the production signed by the bands guitarplayer Ian D'Sa. If I should complain about something it should be the lack of various tempo on the album. Now - it's just going on more or less in the same tempo and style. Still the guys are really good on what they're doing and it's fun that they're back in business.
Pink Floyd´s "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is dedicated to the band´s former leader Syd Barret. Syd used to be the leader...until his schizophrenia and the LSD started to catch up with him, and he became rather insane. The band called David Gilmour, who had given Syd guitar lessons during high shool, and would cover for Syd during concerts, correcting his mistakes and filling in when he started playing along to a different tune. Syd eventually got more and more distanced of the band and David got to be the lead guitarist, but lots of the insanity themes they sing about is related to their former bandmate.