ABOUT THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE (2018 - Mighty Music)
Imagine this: driving back home from work, wrapped in thoughts about your working-day’s events. Only returning to reality after five or ten minutes, the sudden realization comes that all this time you haven’t been paying attention to the road. Now, imagine yourself listening to a metal album that commandeers your thoughts in the same dominating way through both its’ music and lyrical message. This is very likely to happen when you lay your ears on the new Reject The Sickness album. Reject The Sickness follow up their 2015 debut album “Chains Of Solitude” with a vibrant new album. Capturing, in graphic detail, the confrontation between the band’s influences echoing both the intensity of the golden age of nineties melodic death metal as well as the ferocious brutality of the thrash metal genre. More than before, Reject The Sickness succeeded in shaping this mix of styles with a modern-day approach emphasized in the recording sound and the to-the-point song writing. This is melodic death/thrash metal that is not only inspired but also builds upon the melody of Children Of Bodom, the brutality in All Shall Perish, the gravitas of At The Gates and the technical skills of Dark Tranquillity. The songs, written with a less is more approach, emphasize more on direct impact. With the creation of this album Reject The Sickness takes a big leap forward as mature composers and musicians exclusively serving the song and it’s message. This created the necessary space for the band to further develop their own musical identity and highlight their own contributions to the genre. The album’s lyrical contents offer up a thought provoking take on the dark abyss of childhood traumas; inspired by vocalist Guy’s working experience in special youth care. The listener is pulled into a grim and mind-absorbing fantasy, deeply rooted in the hostile and hopeless reality as seen through the eyes of defenseless children who have been exposed to hurtful traumas inflicted by adults.
Full albums on youtube.