Dead Silence - Billy Talent
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: The fourth release from the Canadian punk rock band was produced by Ian D'Sa.
  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Emo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Punk Revival, Punk-Pop
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 4, 2012
    80
    At times, the record is a grower. Off the bat, the singles sell the release but other numbers require additional listens to click. Having said that, once you hear that click this record is completely blinding.
  2. Oct 4, 2012
    80
    Overall, the sound on Dead Silence isn't that different from the band's previous work, but is certainly some of the best work they've done.
  3. Nov 26, 2012
    80
    More often than not, this is pop punk as it should be: direct, streamlined and raucous but of enough substance that preachy points are made within nagging, urgent choruses. [Oct 2012, p.93]
  4. Oct 4, 2012
    60
    [Dead Silence] sounds exactly like what you'd expect from the maturing Mississauga pop-punk band: more middle-of-the-road radio-friendly guitar rock, with less punk energy and more classic rock than in their younger years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 29, 2013
    10
    Dead Silence is by far the most multifaceted album by Billy Talent. It is very interesting to listen to. Brilliant musical pieces with great lyrics, as we already know them from Billy Talent. The whole album is a little differnet from the previous albums, without losing the well-known Billy Talent sound. I can highly recommend this album to anybody who loves Billy Talent, but also to people that enjoy Bands like Rise Against, Sum 41... Overall Brilliant Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2012
    8
    Hello hipsters! We
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    7
    All in all, not a bad album. It has a few standout tracks, notably the title track and the singles 'Viking Death March' and 'Surprise Surprise'. The rest of the tracks on the album are mostly filler and lack any real cohesiveness. Collapse
  4. Oct 5, 2013
    3
    I liked Billy Talent very much, I really did! But this album is just awful. The band has completely lost his soul. Every song has no power, no character. There are just tracks of guitar, bass passages and vocal lines but there's no Music here! Do you like five-minutes boring, tuneless songs? You're more than welcome to listen to Dead Silence! I feel very disappointed. I'm back to Saint Veronica, to Fallen Leaves or Rusted from the Rain. The title, Dead Silence, means something. Firstly it's Billy Talent's dead. Secondly, the band should really stop playing the crap like that. Expand