BEAR TRADE: Silent Unspeakable: LP

This, the second long player from Bear Trade, finds me in a position of straining every sinew of my being to remain objective. It’s not easy though, as I love this band. I love its sound, its songs, and its live experience. So, with that out of the way, here goes. This album is an out and out belter, and I promise that’s with my objective hat firmly on my head! The guitars resonate with a beautifully warm quality whilst the bass and drums add to that sense of being enveloped by a loved one. Silent Unspeakable is chock full of quality tunes featuring wry, reflective, and witty lyrics whilst sounding like a new old friend. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the excellent debut album Blood & Sand. Oof! –Rich Cocksedge (Everything Sucks, everythingsuckstc.com / Dead Broke, [email protected], deadbrokerecords.com)