The End of Silence

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The End of Silence
Rollins Band - The End of Silence.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1992
RecordedOctober 1991 at Showplace Studios, Dover, New Jersey
GenreAlternative metal, post-hardcore
Length72:30
78:53 (Japanese edition)
155:37 (2002 reissue)
LabelImago Records
ProducerAndy Wallace
Rollins Band chronology
Turned On
(1990)
The End of Silence
(1992)
Weight
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

The End of Silence is the fifth release and the third full-length album by the Rollins Band, led by former Black Flag singer Henry Rollins. The album's cover features a stylized drawing of the sun identical to the one tattooed on Rollins' back. The album's liner notes credit the artwork to California tattoo artist Rick Spellman.

In Metal Hammer's list of the top 10 albums of 1992, they describe the album as "taut, ferocious, withering" and that it is "the record that took Rollins from hardcore punk renaissance man to bona fide alt-rock icon."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Henry Rollins, Chris Haskett, Andrew Weiss and Sim Cain.

  1. "Low Self Opinion" – 5:18
  2. "Grip" – 4:50
  3. "Tearing" – 4:58
  4. "You Didn't Need" – 5:30
  5. "Almost Real" – 8:03
  6. "Obscene" – 8:50
  7. "What Do You Do" – 7:22
  8. "Blues Jam" – 11:46
  9. "Another Life" – 4:39
  10. "Just Like You" – 10:57

The album was recorded in Dover, New Jersey.

Accolades[edit]

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1992 Rock de Lux Spain "Albums of the Year" 23 [3]
1992 Sounds Germany "Albums of the Year" 24 [4]
1992 Select United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 40 [5]
1996 Visions Germany "The Eternal Readers Charts" 63 [6]
1996 Visions Germany "The Best Albums 1991–96" * [7]
1999 Visions Germany "The Most Important Albums of the Nineties" 15 [8]
2000 Terrorizer United Kingdom "100 Most Important Albums of the Nineties" * [9]
2004 Decibel United States "Hall of Fame" 19 [10]
2005 Rock Hard Germany "The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time" 426 [11]
2017 Metal Hammer United Kingdom "Top Ten Albums of 1992" * [12]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Chart performance[edit]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franck, John. "The End of Silence review". AllMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  2. ^ "The Top 10 Albums Of 1992". Louder. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Rock de Lux – Albums of the Year". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved April 16, 2008.
  4. ^ "Musikexpress – Albums of the Year". Musikexpress. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "Select – Albums of the Year". Select. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "Visions – The Eternal Readers Charts". Visions. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  7. ^ "Visions – The Best Albums 1991–96". Visions. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  8. ^ "Visions – The Most Important Albums of the Nineties". Visions. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  9. ^ "Terrorizer – 100 Most Important Albums of the Nineties". Terrorizer. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  10. ^ "Rollins Band – "The End of Silence"". Decibel. September 18, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Best of Rock & Metal - Die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten (in German). Rock Hard. 2005. p. 40. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.
  12. ^ "The Top 10 Albums Of 1992". Louder. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "The End of Silence charts [albums]". allmusic.com. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  14. ^ "The End of Silence charts [albums]". allmusic.com. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  15. ^ "UK charts page for "Tearing" by Rollins Band". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 17, 2010.