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Born Silenced - EP Review: The Hate Is With You

21 Jan 2016 // A review by Peter-James Dries

Born Silence suffered for their pursuit of art, like many do, losing members to the fight against the weekly 9 to 5.

What started as a band, soon devolved into a solo project and sprouted a “d”.

Not one to lie down and take it, ever industrious Rich Kenny, also releasing under the Kaushun moniker, managed to pull the band back together to finish what they stated.

You could almost say The Hate Is With You EP was a project ten years in the making.

The The Hate Is With You EP is a mix of Metal-core and Electronica, more than it is Metal-core with Electronica elements, with a sound similar to middle period Crackpot Theory albums.

There are times where signs of the solo project period still shine through the restrained chaos that is Metal-core, with the orchestral flourishes of intro track 2006(66) III and at the end of Take You Away, as well as the Dubstep breakdown of For You.

It was a wise decision to choose reimagining and reworking three tracks from the full band’s eponymous 2005 release, as opposed to coming together to write a new batch of songs. The reworkings show how much the band has developed over the past ten years.

It’s a good starting point for a reunion of sorts. Hopefully now it’s time for the band to work on new material together.

Whether this is a sign of more to come from a full band, or if this is a one-off reunion one thing is certain; this isn’t the last we’ve heard from Rich Kenny.

You can find Born Silenced’s The Hate is With You EP on the Born Silenced Bandcamp Page or Soundcloud Page.


About Born Silenced

Born Silenced is a metal music project from Auckland, New Zealand, that combines metalcore with aspects of electronic and orchestral for a very unique sound.

In 2010, Rich created an instrumental album called The Colony Of Your Infected Heart, synthesising the drums, playing the guitar and bass and programming the electronic.
A version with more tracks and a new cover was released in 2014, containing 4 extra tracks.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Born Silenced


All For Nothing
Year: 2015
Type: Album
The Hate Is With You EP
Year: 2015
Type: EP
The Colony Of Your Infected Heart
Year: 2010
Type: Album

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