The Stones Remain In Silence is the debut album of the post-hardcore band Jeroan Drive from Norway. The band has mostly written this album on tours, after shows and on the road. After touring with Norma Jean and Raised Fist amongst others and releasing a 5-track EP it was now time to release their first full length. Their debut is the second release of the Dutch record label Yesterday’s Gone Records.
The tracks on this album are very energetic and the sound of the entire CD is very good. The guys at the Duper Studio in Bergen delivered a great job. Not only the heavy songs, but also ‘Heart. My. Get. On.’ - which starts as if it is a ballad - sounds very good. The songs itself aren’t as great as the sound, but it isn’t bad either. The opener of the album, ‘A Declaration of War’, has got a bit of a strange synthesizer intro and isn’t their best song. ‘Cheat vs. Clockwork’ is better, but the vocals are really annoying at some point. Luckily there are some backing vocals on this album, because otherwise the score would have been a little lower than it is now.
As said before, ‘Heart. My. Get. On’ starts like if it is a ballad. There are some nice acoustic guitars, strings and even some clean vocals. Further on the clean vocals and screams are well combined. During the title track, the female guest vocals and the clean vocals are very convincing. This song is on of the few highlights on this album. The clean and guest vocals raise the music to a higher level, but the screams unfortunately don’t.
2. Cheat vs. Clockwork
3. Perfect Nightmares
4. Stonethrower / Kill The Cardinal
5. The Escape
6. the Greatest Betrayal
7. 11:57 At The Laundry Service
8. Mirror Escapades
9. Heart. My. Go. On.
10. Jar Full Of Pain Killers
11. The Stones Remain In Silence
Andersen - Guitar, Vocals
Jone Gravdal - Guitar, Vocals
Dagfinn Vik - Bass
Arvid Vik - Drums