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SilverBySkyline - Captives

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SilverBySkyline - Captives
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: TBA
A year and a half ago, Scotish band, SilverBySkyline released their debut EP titled Goodbye Olympus. As with any artists' first stab at the music industry, the Extended Play encountered its fair share of rookie mistakes. What stood out on Goodbye Olympus, however, it was the band's desire and effort to create music that would impress the listeners and fan base. While the band's expectations for the success of Goodbye Olympus is debatable, there should be no question that their followup release, a second EP, Captives has exceeded their expectations on exactly what they wanted to deliver to the listener.

For the band's sophomore release, SilverBySkyline managed to recruit Romesh Dodangoda (Lost Prophets, Funeral For a Friend, Bullet For My Valentine) to help produce Captives. Dodangoda's presence is instantly felt. The difference between the two EPs is like night and day. With Captives, it is clearly evident that the group's goal was for a quality over quantity project, as the new EP is a third shorter than its predecessor, but it was a sacrifice worth taking.

Captives kicks off with "Somewhere in Time". Sixty seconds into the track, many improvements can be heard, everything from vocals and lyrics to the songwriting and structure. Also noticeable is the content, SilverBySkyline went into the studio armed and ready to write darker themed songs; the direction really helps. As seconds wind down in the opener, its easy to come to the conclusion that the band matured as a whole to create such a solid opener.

The following two tracks seem to capture the feel of their first release. 'Ketamine' could be a song right out of previous work, while I accused 'Sea of Silence' of being a "Goodbye Olympus" song on stuck steroids as it's stronger of the middle two. These tracks aren't necessarily bad tracks, but they are greatly overpowered by the opening and closing numbers. 'We the Broken' closes out the EP, even though repetitive at times, it serves its purpose and provides some of best lyrics on Captives.

It's difficult to determine which track is the best on the release, but there is no doubt that any song appearing on this EP can hold the title of the best the band as written. There were moments in Captives when SilverbySkyline sounded like a completely different group of people from the ones who recorded "Goodbye Olympus." This isn't just a step up, its a mountain of improvement. Clocking in at just over sixteen minutes, there wasn't much room for SilverBySkyline to make mistakes, but luckily the flaws are few and far in-between and the songs are very consistent.

Captives' most disappointing aspect is its length, however as an unsigned act, it is understandable there can be issues about how many songs the band would be able to record with Dodangoda. If SilverBySkyline were to ever record a full length, I would expect most of these songs to be featured in the LP. For now, this EP will have to do, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone in need of some new music.

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SilverBySkyline is
Scott Lynch-Guitar
Wayne Mickleburgh-Guitar
Scotty Davidson-Vocals
Tome Whitehead-Drums
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