End of Silence
Passionate vocals. Gnashing guitars. A potent message. These are the elements that make Red - both live and on their mighty debut, End of Silence - one of the most buzzed about bands to crash through the Christian rock...
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Passionate vocals. Gnashing guitars. A potent message.
These are the elements that make Red - both live and on their mighty debut, End of Silence - one of the most buzzed about bands to crash through the Christian rock world in recent memory.
First single, "Breathe Into Me," perfectly sums up this approach. Armed with angular, staccato riffs and Michael's throat shredding yet melodic vocals, the song is a fierce lament about looking back and not liking what you see. "This is where I lose myself when I keep running away from you," Michael's shouts. His redemption comes in a chorus backed with mournful strings and a yearning, almost pleading cry for God to "breathe your life into me - I still need you."
Red's duality - fiery, yet poignant - is best exemplified in the flip-sided duo of songs, "Already Over" and album closer "Already Over, Pt. 2." The first version is led by a dark, lilting piano and relentless snare before exploding in pure metal fury. Lyrically it documents a downward spiral, a running or falling away from something good. "Pt. 2" is the antithesis. A stripped down happy ending of sorts, where the lost soul finally finds its way home.
:On their debut release, the Pennsylvania quintet known as Red unleashes an awesome blast of shifty, melodic hardcore, punctuated by passionate vocals and laden with lush string arrangements and sharp guitar chops. Songs include 'Breathe Into Me,' 'Lost,' 'Already Over,' and more.
1. Intro (end Of Silence)
- 1. Intro (end Of Silence)Red0:59
- 2. Breathe Into MeRed0:59
- 3. Let GoRed0:59
- 4. Already OverRed0:59
- 5. LostRed0:59
- 6. PiecesRed0:59
- 7. Break Me DownRed0:59
- 8. Wasting TimeRed0:59
- 9. Gave It All AwayRed0:59
- 10. HideRed0:59
- 11. Already Over Pt 2Red0:59
Since the June 6, 2006 release of its debut album, End of Silence (Essential Records), Red has toured non-stop (over 250 dates per year), collected four No. 1 radio singles at Christian Rock radio (Breathe Into Me, Already Over, Break Me Down and Let Go), won a Dove Award (Rock Recorded Song for Breathe Into Me), and received a GRAMMY nomination in the category Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album for End of Silence. The five-member band is: Michael Barnes, lead vocals; Anthony Armstrong, guitar; Randy Armstrong, bass; Jasen Rauch, guitar; and Hayden Lamb, drums. End of Silence was produced by Dove-nominated producer/songwriter Rob Graves and mixed by Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fuel, Sixpence None the Richer).
Red was recognized by the Gospel Music Association with a GMA Dove Award nomination, gospel/Christian musics highest honor in Nashville in 2008.-Editorial Review.