End of Silence (Red album)

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End of Silence
Studio album by Red
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded Paragon Studios in Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock
Length 46:52
Label Essential, Sony BMG
Producer Rob Graves
Red chronology
End of Silence
(2006)
Breathe Into Me (EP)
(2007)
Singles from End of Silence
  1. "Breathe Into Me"
    Released: June 6, 2006
  2. "Break Me Down"
    Released: December 2006
  3. "Let Go"
    Released: August 2007
  4. "Lost"
    Released: 2007
  5. "Hide"
    Released: November 12, 2007
  6. "Already Over"
    Released: February 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Cross Rhythms 7/10 stars[2]
JesusFreakHideout 3/5 stars[3]

End of Silence is the debut album by the Christian alternative metal band Red, released on June 6, 2006. According to Billboard, the album made it up to position 194 on its top 200 album chart.[4] Every single from the album released to radio made it to at least the Top 5 on ChristianRock.net. "Breathe Into Me", "Let Go", "Lost", and "Break Me Down" reached No. 1 on their chart, but Already Over reached No. 2.[5] As of 2011, the album has sold over 400,000 copies.[6] This is the only Red album to feature drummer Hayden Lamb.

Guitarist Jasen Rauch explained that "Breathe Into Me" is about "'falling,' finally reaching the end of our rope, where we realize at last ... we need God." [7]

The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album at the 49th Grammy Awards.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro (End of Silence)"   Rob Graves, Jason McArthur, Jasen Rauch 0:58
2. "Breathe Into Me"   Anthony Armstrong, Rob Graves, Jasen Rauch, Jason McArthur 3:34
3. "Let Go"   Rauch, Graves, McArthur 5:15
4. "Already Over"   Rauch, Graves, McArthur 4:24
5. "Lost"   Chad Cates, Graves, Rauch 5:15
6. "Pieces"   Graves 5:58
7. "Break Me Down"   Armstrong, Graves, Rauch 4:14
8. "Wasting Time"   Armstrong, Graves, Rauch 3:21
9. "Gave It All Away"   Rauch 3:13
10. "Hide"   Armstrong, Graves, Rauch, Bernie Herms 5:24
11. "Already Over, Pt. 2"   Rauch, Graves, McArthur 5:12
Total length:
46:52

Personnel[edit]

End of Silence album personnel as listed on Allmusic.[9]

Red
  • Michael Barnes - lead vocals
  • Anthony Armstrong - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jasen Rauch - rhythm guitar
  • Randy Armstrong - bass, piano, backing vocals
  • Hayden Lamb - drums, percussion (credited as group member, but does not play on the album)
Additional musicians
  • Anthony LaMarchina - Cello
  • Matt Walker - Cello
  • Bernie Herms - Composer, performer, piano, string arrangements
  • Andrew Hendrix - Drums, Performer on all tracks except "Pieces"
  • Steve Brewster - Drums, Performer on "Pieces"
  • Jim Grosjean - Viola
  • Monisa Angell - Viola
  • Kris Wilkinson - Viola
  • David Angell - Violin
  • David Davidson - String Arrangements, Violin
  • Mary Kathryn Van Osdale - Violin
  • Pamela Sixfin - Violin
Artwork and design
  • Stephanie McBrayer - Art Direction, stylist
  • Tim Parker - Art direction, design
  • Robin Geary - Hair stylist, make-up
  • Kristin Barlowe - Photography
Production and recording

Awards[edit]

In 2007, the album won a Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year at the 38th GMA Dove Awards.[10] It was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album at the 49th Grammy Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Apar, Corey. End of Silence - Red >Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Jones, Ewan (September 30, 2006). "Red - End of Silence Review/". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ DiBiase, John (June 6, 2006). "Red, End of Silence Review". JesusFreakHideout. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Discography - Red: End of Silence". Billboard.com. 
  5. ^ "The best Christian rock on the planet". ChristianRock.Net. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  6. ^ "Red's “Until We Have Faces” Surpasses 100,000 Sales Mark". yourmusiczone.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Breathe Into Me Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  8. ^ "49th Grammy Awards winners list". Archived from the original on 2010-07-29. 
  9. ^ "End of Silence – Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved December 2, 2010. 
  10. ^ 38th Annual GMA Awards on About.com