Surely you don't know this very good brazilian band.
Formed in 1991 around Rio de Janeiro area, SILENT was one of the first sud-american groups to record an AOR album with international style and English lyrics.
Self-financed, the master tapes were ready and finished by 1996 but the band didn't find the way to properly release the disc. No labels interested in this kind of music, and overseas companies still wasn't able to sign bands outside Europe.
Nevertheless, 2 songs find their way into two different local soap operas soundtracks.
But SILENT disbanded soon after.
By the new Millenium, things changed, drummer 'L.A.' Tilly negotiated the CD local edition, and an international distribution via a new promising label.
The album became a surprising small hit in the AOR community, gaining good reviews from specialized magazines, like Burrn!, AOR Basement, etc.
SILENT reunited for a few promoting shows for the album release, but after that, members took different ways.
Talking about the disc, it is a nice '80s old school AOR song collection, with big harmony vocals and strong hooklines.
Influenced by the Kings JOURNEY, SURVIVOR, FOREIGNER.
Also, I can hear DEF LEPPARD traces, specially on the many midtempo-tracks.
Production could be much better if a renamed knob-man had been hired, but c'mon, the band did a great job for an indie recording in a (then) strange land for this style.
Out of print and very very hard to find, it's a highly recommended listen if you love real AOR rock music.
Thanks totalaor! You rule!
01 - Dreamer
02 - Joy Of Livin'
03 - Love Is
04 - Watching
05 - I Found Faith
06 - Modern Life
07 - Bitter Tear
08 - Empty Land
09 - Hard Enough
10 - Silent Rain
11 - Answer Me
12 - Lovers
Gustavo Andriewiski : guitars, vocals
Alexandre França : guitars
Federico Martin : bass, vocals
Luiz 'L.A.' Tilly Alexandre : drums
Leandro Baliza : keyboards
SILENT - The Bright Side 2001