ROCK AM RING REVIEW: Silverstein’s Captivating, Career-Spanning Set to Remember
Welcome to the ultimate celebration of raw energy, heart-pounding rhythms, and electrifying performances. It’s time to buckle up and dive headfirst into the world of Rock Am Ring 2023, where music aficionados from all walks of life unite under the banner of rock ‘n’ roll. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we witness the power of rock, metal and everything in between in all its glory. Rock Am Ring 2023 promises to be a monumental chapter in the festival’s storied history and you’ll find all the coverage you need right here at Strife Mag.
Throughout the years, I honestly cannot count on two hands anymore how often we have seen Silverstein, these guys are just that good. Be it a bit of nostalgia, but the Canadian emo-band keeps producing exceptional album after album, and with that cementing their place in everyone’s cold dead emo hearts for years and years on end.
Silverstein shared on stage they have not played Rock Am Ring since 2007, and even if they played while headliner Foo Fighters were playing the mainstage, a big number of fans came out to see Silverstein instead. Their setlist did kind of share the sentiment I just did in the paragraph above, that even with a lot of fans knowing Silverstein from their formative years, the setlist was surprisingly diverse, ranging from their first album all the way up to the most recent effort Misery Made Me. Of course, the usual suspects My Heroine, Smile In Your Sleep and Giving Up made the rounds, but a lot of newer material was also played in the 16-song setlist. Silverstein even played an incredible cover of Linkin Park’s One Step Closer. These guys have been around the block and it shows. Charismatic and comfortable on stage, Silverstein deliver live music of the highest order, while consistently treating the fans to that Canadian charm.
Last year, when Silverstein played the Dutch festival Jera on Air, we sat down with frontman Shane Told and asked him whether the band would ever play The Altar/Mary live due to the fact that it is an incredible song. You can imagine our excitement when the band did in fact close their set with the heaviest song they have ever made (The Altar), to then finish it off with an absolutely stunning solo performance of frontman Shane Told for the last part of the song (Mary). Silverstein are and will forever be a cornerstone in the alternative music community and we cannot wait for whatever they do next.
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