Fall of Knowledge – Silent Majority – Album Review
Fall of Knowledge’s Silent Majority reeks of their distinctive post-grunge sound with whiffs of defiance and thoughtful rebellion. The debut from Montreal musical machinists was recorded at Toronto’s The Pocket Studios with Mike Turner (Our Lady Peace, Crash Karma), and Adam Kasper (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) mixed two of the songs in Seattle. This album is literally the fallout of the infamous 90s grunge movement, making for a sound that is just as authentic and classic as it is unique and eccentric.
The aptly titled first track, “Lemonade” is a bittersweet tune, tart yet refreshing- characterizing an atmospheric, almost cinematic quality present throughout Silent Majority. Then the groove flow pivots with “The Door” a slower tune of epic proportions, featuring powerful vocals and impressive riffing. Video single “Anonymous” is a menacing track that mixes hard rock with light metal. “Alone” exemplifies the band’s dynamism with a sultry sound and the added voice of an acoustic guitar. Closing track “Nucleary” is exotic at it’s roots, beginning with vox samples and waves of electronic noise. Pounding drums usher in a pointed dénouement for an album that steals the best parts of grunge and combines them with the progressive vitality of this millennium.