Silvertung aren’t newcomers but they’re still building an audience. So, for a lot of people, the band’s new EP, (But, at What Cost??!), is their introduction to the group. It’s one hell of an introduction. The band plays mainstream/modern rock but they do it aggressively. They’re a bit like other bands in the genre that don’t suck; Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, etc. – but they’re a little different. They’re musicianship stands on its own, and from vocals to guitar, bass, and drums, everything they do has a distinct flavor and an actual personality. That personality is something that rock music has missed for the past couple of decades.
When you talk about (But, at What Cost??!), you need to talk about two songs as tone-setters for the rest of the EP. “Dodging Bullets” and “Done My Best”; both of these songs feature vocalist Speed showcasing is deep/raspy voice. “Dodging Bullets” opens the EP and it kicks you in the teeth straight-away. Guitarist Cody Red impresses on the song while bassist S. Sours and drummer Danno more than capably keep up too. “Done My Best” isn’t a ballad, but that doesn’t mean it’s not melodic. The guitar at the beginning of the track borders on beautiful until it somehow shifts gears into something angry and aggressive. That turns into Speed’s killer first verse on the song, which builds into a chorus that’s even better.
Silvertung’s latest is a solid piece of work. Their sound is unique and their chemistry as a band is undeniable. These seven songs are all tremendous and they speak for themselves. The genre is struggling still, but with guys like Silvertung plugging away, there’s still hope for it.