Silverstein is turning heads with their newest video─ but don’t get whiplash. From their eighth studio album Dead Reflection, “Whiplash” is darker and angrier than ever before. The video contrasts a cinematic driving scene with a soul bearing performance from the band, adding up to a more experimental vibe than they’ve ever released to fans in the past.
Signed to Rise Records, the Ontario originated posthardcore quintet has released seven other hit studio albums since 2003, including Discovering the Waterfront and A Shipwreck in the Sand. “Whiplash” follows previously released singles and videos for “Retrograde” and “Ghost.”
Silverstein have released an album every odd year since their 2003 debut, When Broken Is Easily Fixed, and that drive is paramount to why the band remains one of post-hardcore’s most relevant and influential acts. This consistency shows an uncommonly clear path of growth from album to album as the band honed the aggressive-to-melodic contrast that became their signature sound. Dead Reflection marks a sharp jump in that evolution: the band pushed themselves harder than ever before, resulting in an album the takes all of Silverstein’s strengths—pummeling riffs, explosive dynamic shifts, and huge, anthemic choruses—and ramps up the intensity. Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau co-produced Dead Reflection with Derek Hoffman, leading to a level of collaboration with which band had never experimented before. After years of creating and touring, the members of Silverstein have each become accomplished musicians in their own right while still summoning the same unbridled ferocity that marked the band’s early days, and it’s this fusion that makes Dead Reflection feel so vital.