The Funeral Portrait

A Moment Of Silence

ROCKS LIKE: Alesana, My Chemical Romance, Circa Survive

WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The Funeral Portrait are one of the most unique bands to appear in this scene in a long time, and A Moment Of Silence is indisputable proof of it. Each track is as unexpected and exciting as it is genuine. The Funeral Portrait are the wonderfully inspiring antidote to the more stagnant metalcore bands. The way they layer their songs is intensely dynamic and makes for a very lively, engaging listen.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: The past few years of heavy rock music have been geared very much toward formula. Typically, metalcore bands will follow the song structure of verse-chorus-verse-chorus, each time alternating between heavy and melodic. It worked for a little while, but now it’s just become mind-numbingly routine. The Funeral Portrait take a dagger to that type of songwriting and sacrifice it at the altar of their new record. Operatic melodies cross directly over passionate screams and guitar solos (“Double Helix”) as they experiment with rhythmic patterns and dead silence (the title track, “Save Yourself”). A Moment Of Silence is incredibly versatile and knocks down many of metalcore’s conventions and boundaries.   

STREAM THIS: “Shaking Hands”

Check out a sampling of their new album, A Moment Of Silence, below:

Revival Recordings