Break the Silence (van Canto album)

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Break the Silence
Break the Silence (van Canto album).jpg
Studio album by Van Canto
Released 23 September 2011 (2011-09-23)
Genre Heavy metal, a cappella
Length 62:11
Label Napalm Records
Van Canto chronology
Tribe of Force
(2010)
Break the Silence
(2011)
Dawn of the Brave
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Black Wind Metal4/5 stars[1]

Break the Silence is the fourth studio album by the German a cappella metal band van Canto, released on 23 September 2011. It reached number 23 in the German charts.[2] It features 13 tracks, five of them being covers, and two of them featuring guest artists: Joakim Brodén (from Sabaton) guest appears in his band's cover "Primo Victoria", Marcus Siepen (from Blind Guardian) guest appears on "Spelled in Waters".[3] "A Storm to Come" is their longest song to date, clocking at 9:13, and is also the first episode of "Peer Returns", Van Canto's theatrical a cappella metal adaption of "Peer Gynt".

Critical reaction[edit]

Metal.de rated it 9/10.[4] The Age of Metal called it a "jewel", praising its production and innovation.[5] Metal Storm rated it 8.4/10.[6] Laut.de was less complimentary, suggesting it would be better not to break the silence and calling it "as unnecessary as a goiter".[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."If I Die in Battle"4:46
2."The Seller of Souls"3:24
3."Primo Victoria" (Sabaton cover, featuring Joakim Brodén from Sabaton)3:44
4."Dangers in My Head"4:05
5."Black Wings of Hate" (Fading Starlight cover)4:41
6."Bed of Nails" (Alice Cooper cover)3:37
7."Spelled in Waters" (featuring Marcus Siepen from Blind Guardian)4:26
8."Neuer Wind"3:21
9."The Higher Flight"5:00
10."Master of the Wind" (Manowar cover)6:09
Bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Betrayed" (Runes of Magic)4:58
12."Bad to the Bone" (Running Wild cover)4:52
13."A Storm to Come" (featuring Helen Vogt from Flowing Tears)9:13

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Personnel[edit]

Van Canto
  • Dennis Schunke (Sly) – lead vocals
  • Inga Scharf – lead vocals (effects)
  • Stefan Schmidt – lower rakkatakka vocals, wahwah solo guitar vocals (rhythm, lead on solos)
  • Ross Thompson – higher rakkatakka vocals (lead)
  • Ingo Sterzinger (Ike) – lowest dandan vocals (bass)
  • Bastian Emig – drums, piano on "Master of the Wind"
Guest musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenning, Allyson (2011-11-14). "Van Canto – Break the Silence". Blackwindmetal.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  2. ^ Genzel, Christian. "Break The Silence (Review)". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Van Canto. "News | Van Canto". Vancanto.de. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Van Canto - Break The Silence (Review)". Metal.de. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Van Canto – Break The Silence (2011)". The Age of Metal. 2011-09-20. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Van Canto - Break The Silence". Metal Storm. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  7. ^ Edele, Michael. "Break The Silence". Laut.de. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2011.