White Silence

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White Silence
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Studio album by Cave In
Released May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
Recorded 2009–2010 at various locations in Massachusetts & New Hampshire
Genre Metalcore, post-hardcore, progressive metal, alternative metal
Length 35:44
Label Hydra Head (HH666-218)
Producer Cave In
Cave In chronology
Planets of Old
(2009)
White Silence
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (80/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club (B)[4]
Revolver (4/5)[5]
Rock Sound (8/10)[6]
Rockfreaks.net (6.5/10)[7]

White Silence is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Cave In. The album was released on May 24, 2011 through Hydra Head Records.[8] White Silence was listed as one of Decibel magazine's most anticipated albums of 2011.[9]

White Silence ranked at number 17 on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "White Silence" – 2:46
  2. "Serpents" – 2:52
  3. "Sing My Loves" – 8:18
  4. "Vicious Circles" – 3:19
  5. "Centered" – 3:00
  6. "Summit Fever" – 4:04
  7. "Heartbreaks, Earthquakes" – 3:12
  8. "Iron Decibels" – 4:32
  9. "Reanimation" – 3:41

Personnel[edit]

White Silence personnel adapted from CD liner notes.[11]

Cave In

  • Stephen Brodsky – vocals, guitar, keyboard
  • John-Robert Conners – drums, vocals, percussion, trash can
  • Adam McGrath – vocals, guitar, piano, keys
  • Caleb Scofield – vocals, bass guitar, guitars

Production and recording history

  • Cave In – recording in 2009–2010 at Allston, Arlington, Cambridge, and Mashpee, Massachusetts & Warner, New Hampshire
  • Stephen Brodsky – editing, tape manipulation, sonic manipulation
  • Adam Taylor – mixing at Camp Street August–October 2010
  • James Plotkin – mastering
  • Q – additional percussion on "Iron Decibels"

Artwork and packaging

  • Aaron Turner – artwork, design
  • Faith Coloccia – design
  • Adam McGrath – photographs
  • John-Robert Conners – photographs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Silence Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Phil (2011). "White Silence – Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Shultz, Brian (May 23, 2011). "File Under: Crushing Experimental". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Heller, Jason (May 24, 2011). "Review: White Silence". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Bennett, J. (May 23, 2011). "Review: White Silence". Revolver. Future US. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ Walker, Jen (May 20, 2011). "They're back and just as brilliant as ever...". Rock Sound. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cave In - White Silence Review". Rockfreaks.net. July 28, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ Hughes, Josiah (April 11, 2011). "Cave In Reveal White Silence LP". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ Rod, Smith (February 2011). "The Top 25 Most Anticipated Albums of Two Thousand Eleven". Decibel. Philadelphia: Red Flag Media Inc. (76): 48. ISSN 1557-2137. 
  10. ^ "White Silence Charting History". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  11. ^ White Silence (CD gatefold). Cave In. Hydra Head Records. 2011. HH666-218.