Brought to life by the devious minds of the multi-instrumentalist and producer Alessio NeroArgento and vocalist Claudio Ravinale (Infernalizer, Disarmonia Mundi), The Silverblack is an industrial metal creature that quickly developed its own malicious sound, spitting out extremely catchy tracks, mainly keyboard-driven and supported by a wide range of vocals (from goth deep voices to extremely irate death metal shouts) featuring both sharp and aggressive passages and more atmospheric and eerie moments.
The band’s fifth studio album Judgment is now available as of June 10th via German label darkTunes and marks a substantial evolution in the band’s sound, focusing more on aggression and heaviness when compared to their previous records, without forgetting the usual dose of catchy hooks and haunting melodies the band is already known for.
Today in support of the record, they are also sharing their latest music video for the album’s title track, which features guest vocals from industrial metal pioneer and former Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell.
Talking about the prestigious collaboration the band stated:
“Doing features is pretty common these days, but we wanted this to be quite special and meaningful. We consider this album the culmination of a process we started a bunch of years ago with the first record: in the beginning, we didn’t know where we wanted to go, musically speaking, so we simply developed and evolved our style year after year, album after album. It’s been a natural process: as soon as we finished this album we understood this is what we wanted to do since the beginning of the band and to put the proverbial icing on the cake we decided to recruit a singer that with his band started this kind of music in the first place. Burton’s tone is unique: he is the voice of industrial metal and we wouldn’t be here playing this kind of music if it wasn’t for bands like Fear Factory who broke down boundaries within styles paving the way for what came next, so having him on our record is truly an honor and a one of a kind experience. His distinctive vocals brought the song to a whole new level and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”