One of the most notable acts in post-hardcore, Canada’s own Silverstein, have released a new single, accompanied with a music video, called “Ghost”. This is a stand alone single and will most likely not be included in an upcoming release. However, with this announcement came a statement from the band saying that a new record is in the works and will be released in 2017. Silverstein, who will be a band for an outstanding 17 years next year, have managed to continue this success with their last few releases and have also been able to connect with both older and newer fans in the post-hardcore genre.
I personally love Silverstein and have enjoyed their entire discography, regardless of when an album or individual song was released, but after listening to “Ghost” I am not thrilled with this new sound. It is obvious to any listener that “Ghost” is a blatant rip off of the band Beartooth and completely lacks originality and the signature Silverstein sound. In fact, Silverstein and Beartooth have performed together simultaneously on one stage as “Silvertooth”, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Silverstein is attempting to imitate them in order to experience the massive growth in fan base that Beartooth has seen over the last few years.
However, this speculation is over just one single, so there is a very good chance I am overthinking the situation. I hope that Silverstein showcases their unique sound in their 2017 release, especially since they are so monumental to the post-hardcore genre itself. It would be really disappointing to Silverstein manipulate their classic sound to fit a trend, but regardless, their influence and impact on the post-hardcore genre will never change and their material up until now will still be amazing, no matter what next year’s album will sound like.
Watch the new music video below and let us know what you think of the new Silverstein track!