Silverstein have released their 8th album, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch. The band has been around for 15+ years now and always seems to be hanging in the background of Rise Records artist list. This album is split into 4 different parts: Chapter 1: Borealis, Chapter II:Austeralis, Chapter III: Zephyrus and Chapter IV: Eurus. I've been waiting to hear more from Silverstein since 2013, so let's dive into the album and see how it is.
The first song on the 12-track album is an intro song named "Toronto (abridged)". It's a very ambient feeling track of what sounds to be a busy city street. I don't feel this track is really need to be an into to the next track "A Midwestern State Of Emergency". The unclean start out very harsh and hard-hitting and are immediately balanced out by the high falsetto of Shane's voice. Hearing Shane change so quickly from the low uncleans to being as high as Anthony Green is absolutely fantastic to hear.
Skipping through this album, every song has a lot of emotion and depth in instrumentation and in lyrics. The 4th track "Heaven, Hell And Purgatory" gives you a very light electronicore feel while maintaining their style of music. One of the songs, "Desert Nights" seems to have a pop-punk feel to it. It's great to see a band playing outside of their comfort zone and seeing it succeed so well. My personal favorite off of the album is the 9th track "Je Me Souviens". The verses are all intense while the chorus comes in so beautifully. This album has so much to offer and all it takes is one listen to see just how much Silverstein has matured over the years.
When I listened to the album the first time I was optimistic about how good it really was going to be. The only possible complaint I have is that Silverstein should have cut out the "Toronto (abridged) and added in a more acoustic song like the ending track "Toronto (Unabridged)". I'm rating this album a solid 8.5 out of 10 stars. I recommend this to any who likes Circa Survive or a great album to jam to on a late night car ride.