DARK NEW DAY
TWELVE YEAR SILENCE
The members of Dark New Day comprise an impressive pedigree, playing in notable acts as Sevendust, Skrape, Virgos Merlot, and Creed, while their debut 11-track disc takes the nu metallic grunge blueprint into the 21st century. TWELVE YEAR SILENCE is an album laden with epic fretwork, shimmering yet heavy choruses, and a plethora of angst-ridden metallic melodies that fans of self-loathing and Alice in Chains will have a ball with, as songs like “Healin Time” could pass for Layne Staley light and “Brother” display the bark and bite that much of today’s hard rock acts lack, while the cascading melody line of “Free” could pass for a collaboration between Coldplay and Chevelle. Melancholic with a smattering of hard hooks, TWELVE YEAR SILENCE marks the continuation of mid-tempo mope metal sans the red baseball hat and ridiculousness.