Silverstein Rescue

Silverstein Rescue
Silverstein's Rescue is full of surprises, among them that Silverstein still exist, that their songs now feature guitar solos and that no matter how sarcastically you listen to it, you'll likely come away smiling. That's because Silverstein have let trends pass them by ― from girl pants to breakdowns to moustaches ― and stayed consistent to their catchy brand of post-hardcore meets pop punk. Shane Told's vocals have grown more powerful and less whiny over time, and Neil Boshart's guitar work has evolved to take centre stage. And though their lyrics are, at times, grating, they're a far cry from the teenage clichés of yesteryear. As a result, Rescue is both fun and engaging and hard to hate because of it. While the press release jokes that "scene bands aren't supposed to stay relevant this long," you can't let self-deprecation distract from genuine sentiment. Their sound might lend itself to cheap pot shots, but it's hard to listen to Rescue without appreciating their energy and enthusiasm. (Hopeless)