May 19, 2024

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This Day In Music History: February 5th, 2013 – Silverstein releases ‘This Is How The Wind Shifts’

There is a strong case to be made for This Is How The Wind Shifts, the 2013 album from Silverstein, as being their finest work to date. When you consider the post-hardcore mainstays have eleven full-lengths to choose from (if you consider their album Short Songs on that list, anyway), it might be a bit shocking to consider something released over a decade into their career as being their most prolific work.

And yet, This Is How The Wind Shifts qualifies on its own merits. Released on February 5th, 2013, it’s a concept album that doesn’t demand actually knowing what said concept is (the idea that a person’s life can change forever with a single event). Silverstein’s energetic and passionate brand of post-hardcore shines through with an effort that truly put the scene on notice. Tracks like “Massachusetts” are especially impressive when you consider that it would’ve been easy for Silverstein to rest on their laurels, with a host of previous albums that cemented their iconic status as one of post-hardcore’s standard bearers. This was, after all, the same band that wrote massive songs like “Smile In Your Sleep” and “Vices” – songs that defined the era.

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