Silverstein Arrivals and Departures

Silverstein Arrivals and Departures
"If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” best describes Arrivals and Departures, a melodic- and pop-influenced album that occasionally brushes against post-hardcore bouts. Silverstein haven’t strayed far at all from Discovering The Waterfront with their sound, tempo or screamo ways. The introductory of "Sound Of The Sun” has a different aspect, however — something you may have heard on the last Dredge album. Otherwise, Arrivals and Departures picks up where they left off with Shane Told’s scream, the angular guitar riffs and semi-breakdowns. This sound structure repeats itself for the first three songs until Silverstein transition to a softer style. When "Worlds Apart” starts it gives flashbacks of "Discovering The Waterfront,” except this time around there’s a little faster pace. The hardest song on the album is easily "My Disaster,” but even so it isn’t very fierce. It’s not always easy to reproduce a great album — it’s ridiculously hard — but they have delivered a handful of solid tracks. Nothing makes this CD dreadful. At the same time, there isn’t anything that makes it a pillar in their discography. (Victory)