Sometimes you will find a record that has this knack to hook you, but you have no idea why. It is some sort of visceral pull that makes you come back for more. So happened with the somewhat unorthodox Swiss Rock band Silver Dust and their latest album. The band rose from the ashes in the year of the Lord 2013. And immediately released a first record, which spawned a single of some local acclaim. In 2016, their second album The Age of Decadence released through Escudero Records. This allowed them to get in front of some reputable venues, opening for acts like Amon Amarth, Nightwish or – Loki help me – the Finnish ogres Lordi.
So, what have they got going for us? I daresay, the quality of their delivery is sometimes better than some of the acts they opened up for. Silver Dust sport some sort of a avantgarde-esque and progressively tinted, pounding Heavy Rock. And some of that short blurb has definitely got a metal taste to it. In short, their style could best be described as a mix between the flamboyance of Fleshgod Apocalypse without the growls, a cup or two of Moonspell‘s dark streak and the earthiness of Lacuna Coil sans the female front. Add to that their penchant to chant in French and English and you got yourself a hotly spiced bowl of soup that is a pleasure to devour. [...]