VOICES OF EXTREME
BREAK THE SILENCE
Voices of Extreme do an admirable job of showcasing a rough and tumble sound with oodles of melody on the New York-based quintet’s 10-track album BREAK THE SILENCE. Despite choosing a band name that completely misrepresents the style they deliver, this commercial metal outfit demonstrates solid songwriting chops dripping with emotion (“Break the Silence”) and an impressive lead vocal performance that carries the load with clarity and conviction (“Tell Me What It Takes”). Fitting snugly between the hip swinging swagger of Buckcherry and the tumultuous din of Avenged Sevenfold with an authentic aura of hard-edged melodic bands from the days of yore like Savatage, Love/Hate, and Ugly Kid Joe in tow, Voices of Extreme have developed a melding of old and new hard rock elements exhibiting versatility with a bite.