Buy Album [URL]: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/verisimilitude/id1034367133
Band Website: http://www.embassyofsilence.net/
Ines Lukkanen – Vocals
Harri Koskela – Keyboard
Jarno Suodenjoki – Guitar
Make Lievonen _ Drums
Samu Lahtinen – Base
Tero Kalliomaki – Guitar/Composer
1. Shame, Spit & Click
6. Hang me high
7. Of matters dark & grey
8. Dear Mr Steele
Embassy of Silence are a Finnish band who I have fallen a little in love with on the strength of this album ‘Verisimilitude’. It is very ‘tongue in cheek’ and the humour they display is something I find very refreshing. Verisimilitude had me singing into my hair brush and dancing round like I was 13 years old again and though at times it is a little cheesy the band embrace that, most notably with ‘Absurdoscope’; this track could have been straight off a sound track for the Addams family. Its cooky tune and twisted playfulness is brought to an end with Ines Lukkanen (vocals) declaring “The 80s called, they want their solo back”, this demonstrates perfectly the playfulness of this group.
This is not an album for die hard metal fans that live for the growling doom of deep routed issues expressed through music! It is fun, the music its self ranges from quite sinister to jovial play but is solid throughout the entire album. This band has been playing together for quite a while and though they have had a few changes in line up they have come together perfectly for this album.
‘Shame, Spit & Click’; the first track feeds into that teenage angst that we are all meant to grow out of but never really do. It is a perfect track to shout it all out to so you can behave like a respectable grown up in the awkward situation of running into that boy/girl who hurt your feelings.
I would strongly suggest everyone adds this to their music library, just for light-hearted fun factor if not for the strength of the music that I repeat is solid and playful throughout the whole album.
Review by Anita Lyons