Album Review :
The Letter Black - Breaking The Silence EP

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Band: The Letter Black
Title: Breaking The Silence EP
Label: Tooth & Nail Records
Release Date: September 22nd, 2009
Reviewer: Shawn H.

Track Listing:

  1. Moving On
  2. Hanging On By A Thread
  3. Best Of Me
  4. Collapse
  5. All Of Me
  6. Perfect

The Letter Black are the newest addition to Tooth & Nail’s already amazing roster. Although this is their first album under The Letter Black, this band has been around for a few years under their previous name, Breaking The Silence. I was a bit hesitant at first, since most female fronted hard rock acts that have surfaced recently have been what some might call, Evanescence wannabe acts. TLB throws any resemblance out the door, and blows the floodgates open with the opening track “Moving On”. It’s mind blowing that a husband/wife-duo can so perfectly intertwine their vocal talents to make such beautiful music. The only disappointment, minor one though, is that the 3rd track “Best Of Me” doesn’t fit in with the rest of this stellar album. Tracks such as “Collapse”, “All Of Me” and “Perfect” could easily be played on mainstream radio alongside Evanescence, Theory Of A Deadman and Nickelback, but would also make a nice fit on Christian rock radio alongside Fireflight and Pillar.

Overall:

This CD surprised me from beginning to end. I have yet to find a talented act with a female vocalist interest me from the first note until the last note. Soft vocals, with a mixture of female/male duo vocalists is something that should be done more often. Sarah & Mark Anthony have a great career ahead. This EP is the entree to a extravagant meal, and I’m already excited for what next to come!

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