Wrong Way To Salvation
SILENTRAIN only appear to be newcomers to the music business. In fact, the quintet
surrounding Marko Kämäräinen got together in 1999, caused a stir, mainly in their native
Finland, under the name of "Dunce".
They released three albums, among them the 2005 EP "The Burning Heart From Hell". With this
mini-album under their belt, the band supported NIGHTWISH, among others, played in Russia
and achieved considerable renown before they went on to change their band name during the
recordings of "Wrong Way To Salvation" in 2007. SILENTRAIN had found their direction at last
and signed their first contract with a professional label. Stay Heavy Records set the course for
2008, enlisting Drakkar Records as partners outside Finland.
SILENTRAIN stand for Finnish heavy metal at its best; somewhere between Sonata Arctica,
Stratovarius and Thunderstone, their music delights its audience even after repeated listenings
and presents the band as highly accomplished musicians.
"Wrong Way To Salvation" is a thoroughly impressive album featuring traditional numbers along
the lines of "Until You Break" and complex mid-tempo tracks such as "Ride With The Devil". And
as you'd expect from a traditional metal band, the obligatory ballad "The Road Of Destiny" has
turned into a real highlight.
Great melodies, raw vocals and lots of power are among this band's trademarks which have
earned them praise from fellow countrymen such as NIGHTWISH and Norther. So Norther's
comment that "this is music that you have to listen to when you're drinking beer" comes as no
surprise – and it would hardly be possible to pay a Finnish musician a greater compliment!