FALL SILENT: Cart Return: 7”

If you were a fan of metalcore in the ‘90s or early ‘00s, especially on the West Coast, chances were good you knew Reno, Nev.’s Fall Silent. While not as familiar with the band as I am with some of their contemporaries, I was excited to check out their return release after more than a decade of silence. While the raw fury of albums like No Strength to Suffer and Superstructure are here, Cart Return didn’t do much to move me. Never slouches in the writing or performing department—all the members of Fall Silent are superb musicians—the slick production of Cart Return fails to capture the grit and blistering rage of the band in their heyday. –Paul J. Comeau (Revelation, revelationrecords.com)