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Break The Silence

Near Life Experience

(Features Former Rise Against, 88 Fingers Louie Member Dan Precision)

Hopeless 672

Released on February 10, 2004


Break The Silence aren’t about to keep their feelings bottled up. They’re here to let their high-energy music speak at the highest volume, and the band’s Hopeless Records debut, Near Life experience, does just that.

In a style of music that is overpopulated with flimsy pop-punk poseurs and holier than thou elitists, Break The Silence is a loud, fresh breath of oxygen. Even a cursory listen to a song like “Six Foot Revolver” reveals a keen knack for melody woven tightly into a distinct appreciation for metal and hardcore, as well.

This Chicago band features former Rise Against and 88 Fingers Louie guitarist and Windy City punk rock scene journeyman Dan Precision.

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Average Customer Rating: 4 with 18 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 At War With Instinct Voted #3  13%
2 Six Foot Revolver Voted #1  21%
3 The Likes Of Me  2%
4 Iris  2%
5 Moving Day Voted #2  13%
6 Natoma  4%
7 Close My Eyes  9%
8 Break The Silence  7%
9 Forgiven, Not Forgotten  3%
10 A Piece Of Mind  3%
11 Ocean's Away  7%
12 Slaughter Of The Soul  9%
13 Drawbridge  4%
14 Loud And Clear  3%
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Andrew from Auburn, CA 
Jul 31 2007 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Really great music, however I do, to a certain extent agree, that the MP3 is a bit decieving, but the rest of the CD packs a solid punch. The only complaint is the vocals, if they changed the screamo to more traditional hardcore/punk vocals I would have given this a 5. For fans of: Rise Against, Strike Anywhere.

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Kevin from Vancouver, BC Canada 
Dec 5 2006 Rating: 2/5 Stars

mediem at best. has some super rad melodic stuff. but kinda lame screaming. reminds me of a crappy belvedere. but with some cool parts.

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Neil from Fife, United Kingdom 
Nov 12 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Ive only had this CD for a few days but its been in my CD player non stop. Most of the songs on the CD are fast with a mix of singing and screaming. Close my Eyes, Oceans Away and Break the Silence are my favorite tracks. However, there are no bad songs on the CD. A must have.

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Paul from Wellington, New Zealand 
Aug 12 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This CD is great. It explores a diverse range of newer and older melodic hardcore and emotional sounds without becoming to experimental. A must have for any fan of Rise Against, 88 fingers louie, strike anywhere etc.

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Joseph from Pleasanton, CA 
Apr 2 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I love this cd, and it gets played at least once a week, which isnt bad considering i have an extensive music collection. They sound very close to rise against, except harder, faster, and with a deeper more well produced sound. Dan Precision is a great guy who owns the Bombshelter Studio in Chicago, and this is his band after he left Rise Against. Obviously Break The Silence is the band he wanted to have, and the direction Rise Against would have gone in had he not left. This band is also amde up of ex members of a small chicago band called All Else Fails, who played great melodic hardcore. I havent been able to find a new copy of thier cd, but if you can i strongly recommend you pick that up as well.

This cd is very well produced and is a must have for melodic hardcore fans, and for those who are just getting into the genere. It won an award for best Punk album of 2004, or something like that. Hopefully thier new album, due out this year, will be just as good

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Bruno from Joliette, PQ Canada 
Mar 28 2005 Rating: 1/5 Stars

this is not nice.i don't like it.too much screamo in this record....for fan of screamo it if you know it and you like that but other don t buy it.....

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Nathan from Austin, TX 
Oct 31 2004 Rating: 2/5 Stars

To be honest, this one is a little weak. There is some good material on here, but as an album it just doesn't work well. The vocals bounce from battle cry to lullaby without any real balance. They try to straddle genres and fail. I listen to this and I enjoy it as much as can be expected, but I would send my money elsewhere.

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Joan from Barkhamsted, CT 
Aug 27 2004 Rating: 2/5 Stars

Look, there's a reason this was released on Hopeless. Cuz it is mercilessly mediocre. This is not hardcore and this is not punk. No. This is overly poppy bubbly horse shit with some screaming for little kids that cant handle the real scenes so have to listen to dumbed down crap. Harsh, but I wrote it in anger coninciding with the overall let down of this. The MP3 sample is pretty deceiving. I mean, it didn't sound bad. Okay, but it's so generic. All the songs are the same, and with that said, it's just too long to be a real hardcore album. No wonder why Dan Precision is such a journeyman! If I got stuck with in bands like this I would be bookin' my ass out all the time too! The bottom line is, the music is binded together nice. But this is not memorable. Buy something else.

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Jean-simon from Beauport, PQ Canada 
Aug 11 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

WOW!!! really nice punk/hardcore of my favorite!! if u like this kind of musik, buy it now! vocals are so good

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Helge Andre from Sykkylven, Norway 
Jul 17 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This album is great hardcore for real metalhardcore-fans!!!There's nothing more to say actually.Fast and heavy, yet melodic and punkish.Every song is great!

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