Billy Talent ‎– Dead Silence

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The fourth studio album is the first record produced by the band’s own guitarist Ian D’Sa.

The album has seen two singles released: “Viking Death March” which peaked at #3 on the Canadian Rock/Alternative chart and was closely followed by “Surprise, Surprise”. The album has garnered great reviews, including 8.5/10 stars from Kerrang! and 4/5 stars on AllMusic.com. That site’s review of the album drops some pretty big names when it comes to describing the sound of the record, referring to Ben’s voice as a, “wicked vocal snarl, and gigantic, David Bowie-meets-Billie Joe Armstrong yawp”and praising Ian’s crisp guitar work as a “split […] difference between […] Angus Young and […]Tom Morello”.

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-559824 Billy Talent Dead Silence(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Del + CD, Album) Warner Music Canada 1-559824 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
2564-65598-2, 1-559824 Billy Talent Dead Silence(2xLP + CD + Album) Warner Music Canada, Warner Music Canada 2564-65598-2, 1-559824 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
2564-65581-1 Billy Talent Dead Silence(CD, Album) Warner Music Canada 2564-65581-1 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
340650013816 Billy Talent Dead Silence(CD, Album) Warner Music Canada 340650013816 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
Q2 01417 Billy Talent Dead Silence(CD, Album, Dig) Last Gang Records Q2 01417 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
060270141728 Billy Talent Dead Silence(CD, Album, Dig) Last Gang Records 060270141728 US 2012 Sell This Version
2 717262 Billy Talent Dead Silence(CD, Album, Dig) Warner Music Canada 2 717262 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
2564-67172-6 Billy Talent Dead Silence(CD, Album, Gat) Warner Music Canada 2564-67172-6 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
2564-65581-1 Billy Talent Dead Silence(CD, Album, Ltd, Spe) Warner Music Canada 2564-65581-1 2012 Sell This Version

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robinamielh

robinamielh

October 7, 2018
referencing Dead Silence, CD, Album, 2564-65581-1

1 Lonely Road To Absolution = Very good.
2 Viking Death March = Very good.
3 Surprise Surprise = Very good.
4 Runnin' Across The Tracks = Good.
5 Love Was Still Around = Medium.
6 Stand Up And Run = Medium.
7 Crooked Minds = Good.
8 Man Alive! = Good.
9 Hanging By A Thread = Medium.
10 Cure For The Enemy = Good.
11 Don't Count On The Wicked = Not my favorite.
12 Show Me The Way = Not my favorite.
13 Swallowed Up By The Ocean = Good.
14 Dead Silence = Very good.

Finally,a good cover by Billie talent.
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

November 22, 2017
referencing Dead Silence, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Del + CD, Album, 1-559824
Any ideas on the sound quality in comparison to the EU release? This looks like a Rainbo pressing, which has me a little worried (ESPECIALLY given it was a limited release from around the time the Beatles stereo reissues came out, which COMPLETELY destroyed Rainbo's quality control for a little while).
w4toosh

w4toosh

January 2, 2014
referencing Dead Silence, CD, Album, Gat, 2564-67172-6

Probably my favourite rock album of all time. If you haven't discovered this band yet, you need to jump on the bandwagon!