With ten songs that gradually evolves from alarming furious departing scales of renegade lancinating reverberations of sound to fast rhythms directly demanded in a blank frenzy of hallucinatory devices of delusional transient cadences, Shattered Shores is a creative peak of serious groundbreaking intuition, that never succumbs to sameness, and never stops to breathe in the corners of its own abyssal lines of energy. When the album begins, the first atom of energy is liberated, so the astounding and protuberating colossal heaviness of sound enters into a peak that falls beyond all limits of the known universe, colliding with an interior war that seeks psychological ruins immersed at the circle of its own cycle of finishing cleansing demise, rejuvenating the colorful sound of the horizon, as the release of its own sphere of poetic luminescence culminates into a whole new creation of newly defined wisdom and reborn purity.
Being more brutal than melodic, although underlined below all the heaviness furiously dispersed in their sound it is possible to perceive the subtle beauty of melodies astoundingly driven by en emotional turmoil of laboriously detailed magnificence, Shattered Shores manages to be an extraordinary album, that really evaluates, concentrates and amalgamates all the essential elements of melodic death metal, reimagining them in a whole new set of peculiar frequencies, which gives to Silent Line their own primordial identity, standardized in a creative principle that translates their passion into the purest sound, transforming sincere energy into artistic primacy, the most valuable form of groundbreaking intimate authenticity that they could possibly aspire to create.
Shattered Shores is an album destined to be considered a milestone in the genre. Furious, direct, objective, limitless, creative and unbound, it is the result of an artistic framework of a mature working craft, masterly delineated by a team of musicians that was born to do precisely what they are doing. With their art compressed in a frame of underlying beauty that rapidly fits and flows throughout a refreshing galaxy of imposing delicacy, what we have here is something above the genuine line of the extraordinary. Of course, relatively bounded and indebted to their influences, all perfectly diluted in a mesmerizing opalescent drive eager to create, disperse and disseminate, Silent Line proves with this groundbreaking record that they are a band with serious potential, with a lot to contribute to metal. I don’t have any doubts concerning this incredible band. They are the greatest recent Canadian revelation in the field of melodic death metal. And I hope they are here to stay!