The Silent Goodbye: Presents…A Ring for Each Finger

The Silent Goodbye is a little off beat from the regular Shite’n’Onions faire. They are a young Boston area four piece playing what I would describe as a musical interpretation of the poetry of fellow Massachusetts native Emily Dickinson. The music is a grinding slow and heavy sonic explosion of guitar riffs and feedback reminiscent of the first Black Sabbath album with mourning full gothic vocals that allow the band to escape the heavy metal tag. Probably not recommended if you suffer from server depression or suicidal tendencies as this might push you over the edge otherwise it’s a fine CD.

April 2002