ARTIST:

A.C.T.

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

SILENCE

(2006)
LABEL:

INSIDEOUT MUSIC

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Happy
"Undefinable and terribly endearing, the most prolific country in progressive rock brings us here one of the thousand and one wonders of which it conceals."
RICK (26.09.2006)  
4/5
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The Swedes from A.C.T. are back on the scene with "Silence", the band's 4th album. On tour before the release of this opus, you may have already seen them during their visit to Versailles last July. If not, this may be your chance to redeem yourself by offering you "Silence" which turns out to be a real progressive bomb. 

Ladies and gentlemen, listen to your headphones! The show begins with "Truth is Pain". The prolific Swedish "happy" people amaze us with this catchy and devastating chorus. The voice which was the weak point of the band on previous albums is on the contrary very pleasant. 

After a slap from the beginning, "Puppeteers" and "This wonderful world" without forgetting the instrumental side of "Out of ideas" brilliantly ensure the continuation of the album. On the one hand we have the obvious talent of composition of the different musicians, and on the other hand, the excellent production that makes "This wonderful world" one of the major tracks of the album. 

It must be said that the album was under the best auspices: an apparently successful tour, 3 albums which were each praised by the review and a clear ease in the creation of the songs. 

To prove to you that "Silence" is worth its weight in gold, our Swedes don't limit themselves to a few catchy choruses, a few keyboards around here and guitars around there. Away from that! A.C.T. is above all the homogeneity of a style that is unique to them. From "Hope" to "A father's love" to the extraordinary "Into the Unknown" and the unforgettable "No Longer Touching The Ground", each note exudes goodwill, the desire to play and undeniably, talent. Whether it is the subversive piano notes on "Useless argument" or even the sudden riffs of "Call in dead", the musicians manage their story and do not hesitate to show it to us.

The "Call in dead" series at "Father's love" is nothing more than a long song that makes this album even more enjoyable. Rhythmic changes carried out with delicacy, brutal or tender, sometimes solid and sometimes fragile, A.C.T. knows how to do everything. Not to be missed either, the moving "Joanna" where the piano takes on a whole new dimension with a voice that couldn't be more accurate. 

As has already been pointed out several times, the very essence of this band is variety. Undefinable and terribly endearing, the most prolific country in progressive rock brings us here one of the thousand and one wonders of which it conceals. If you missed the first 3 albums, you will have no excuse this time, let yourself be charmed by this simplicity and your ears will not be disappointed.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Truth Is Pain - 04:10
02. Puppeteers - 04:13
03. This Wonderful World - 04:20
04. Out Of Ideas - 04:47
05. Hope - 04:29
06. Into The Unknown - 03:55
07. No Longer Touching The Ground - 04:11
08. Unless Argument - 04:49
09. The Voice Within - 03:53
10. Polish, Reduce And Enlarge - 02:51
11. Call In Dead - 01:58
12. Silent Screams - 00:51
13. Introduction - 02:10
14. The Millionaire - 03:09
15. Joanna - 02:32
16. A Father's Love - 02:43
17. Memory To Fight - 03:10
18. The Diary - 04:32
19. A Wound That Won't Heal - 01:34

LINEUP:
Herman Saming: Chant
Jerry Sahlin: Chant / Claviers
Ola Andersson: Guitares
Peter Asp: Basse
Thomas Lejon: Batterie
   
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