Screaming for Silence are back with their sophomore release, House of Glass. Complete with five full length tracks, this is anything but a sophomore slump. They are made of Zeb Christensen on vocals, Danny Irwin on guitar/vocals, Casey Newsom on lead guitar, Matt Tatroe on drums, and Colin Smith on the bass. The band recorded House of Glass in California with Erik Ron as producer. He’s worked with some of my favorite bands like Motionless in White, We Came as Romans, and New Year’s Day.
Let’s talk about the debut single, “House of Glass.” Not only is it musically pleasing, the lyrics are powerful as well. People so often get stuck in their own opinions and don’t take time to look from another’s perspective. I constantly remind myself in several aspects of life that just because someone doesn’t do something the way I do it, doesn’t mean they’re doing it wrong. Take a listen to this track and remind yourself to not shatter your house of glass!
“Beetlejuice” was an instant favorite of mine. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good guitar solo (which this song has!), but powerful drums that stand out always win sonically on a song to me. The song is lyrically sound also. It perfectly personifies how your words are a weapon. You can’t take back what you said, and be mindful to not spit the same old bullshit all the time.
Rounding out the album is “Worth Fighting For.” Sending a message of positivity and perseverance, S4S really nailed this one. You can really hear that this band came together to make something incredible.
You can check out the single and video for “House of Glass” right now and catch the rest of the album on its July 28 release date. Screaming for Silence are also kicking off a tour on the same date, so you can check out the new stuff live as well!