REVIEW | Final Silence: Arcadia

Final Silence from Stirling are a band I’ve known for over a year that I quickly became a fan of after first working with them. Their debut record More Human Than Human I found to be a really good album, and now I’ve been given the opportunity to review their upcoming new album Arcadia a couple of months ahead of it’s release.

With high expectations going to it, and their first album being quite a hard act to follow, does it deliver? Damn right, it does. In fact, it’s even better.

In no time at all, Purification hits with the force of a speeding mach track, with Landscapes afterwards to kick up the pace a few notches and get the blood pumping; the music having such a heavy, brunt force behind it. Redeemer follows suit and is undoubtedly the highlight of the record, demonstrating the band’s qualities at their best, in addition to having an insane rhythm and a really memorable chorus. Other notable tracks include Solace, Sinners and the catchy as hell Tyrant.

Final Silence have absolutely topped themselves with this one. A superb record that ranks as their best work to date, maybe even among the best albums from the Scottish metal scene this year. When this launches, I implore you all to grab it ASAP.

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