Critically acclaimed metalcore band Silent Planet have certainly become a respected name in the community in just a few short years. Whether it’s the community they’ve created around the band that’s extremely passionate, or the lyrical subjects that broach often-difficult topics like PTSD and substance abuse, Silent Planet are no stranger to confronting tough realities.
That’s what makes the band’s new song “Trilogy” even more impactful. A song that closes out the first era of Silent Planet music, the song details vocalist Garrett Russell’s battles with anxiety that almost took the band to the brink of an uncertain future. Rest assured it’ll leave an impact on you, the listener, as well.
In 2014, California metalcore band Silent Planet issued an awfully impressive debut album, The Night God Slept. Containing an impressive amount of lyrical depth and poise for a young band, the record eventually saw the band working with the likes of guest vocalist Spencer Chamberlain (from some band called Underoath), playing Warped Tour, and even headlining their own sold-out tours all started with this album. However, plenty of things have changed since then – the band’s size, as well as skills behind the instruments. It’s with that said that Silent Planet will be releasing a re-recording of their debut album next month, and the band has shared two updated/re-recorded new songs from the album as well, “Wasteland” and “XX (City Grave)”.
California metalcore act Silent Planet have always been one of those bands that don’t necessarily reinvent the genre with their music; instead they craft music that not only resonates with you but is also very thought provoking in terms of both lyricism and instrumentation. Whether it’s the band’s ability to convey emotion into music or the juxtaposition of Garrett Russell’s harsh vocals to Thomas Freckleton’s soaring cleans, “When the End Began” is definitely a thought-provoking and interesting album that any fan of the genre should experience.
With the band’s 3rd full-length record Where The End Began dropping in November via Solid State Records, metalcore band Silent Planet’s thought-provoking lyrics and out-of-the-box musicianship are really turning heads in the music scene. Much like fellow cohorts in Fit For A King, their years of constantly touring and playing shows are finally resulting in the wider fanbases they deserve.
However, it’s been somewhat well-known for a while that Silent Planet isn’t your typical band. Constantly reaching out to their fans for unique experiences (like playing Mario Kart 64 with their fans on tour) and tackling subjects that most other bands wouldn’t touch at all (like nuclear war, spirituality, and much more), few bands are quite like Silent Planet. Are they a Christian band, though? That label has always come with some sort of stigma, but clearly they’re a band that doesn’t believe in selling Jesus as a commodity. Vocalist Garrett Russell recently took to Twitter to discuss whether they’re a Christian band, and the end result is really quite telling and thought-provoking.