Slowly but surely I am going through all the messages on my Facebook Page. I am just after writing to Rich “Stitch” Mason from Silent Jack. 2 years after he contacted me. I am glad to notice that his band is still around and I am sure that they don’t mind a review at this stage.
Silent Jack are on a simple mission: to rock us hard! Their mission is simple and despite the fact that their sound is straight forward hard rock, it ain’t as easy as it seems. Going through their songs I notice some amazing skills. They perform on a very high level and they are spot on when they call their riffs down’n’dirty! I have seen many bands in the past few years that have a similar style and at first you feel like that this is mind-blowing stuff and all of a sudden you realize it ain’t because the tracks are repetitive. Not so with Silent Jack. Whilst I am taken in immediately and don’t need to listen several times before developing a taste for it, Silent Jack shows variety, skill and diversification whilst remaining true to their influences such as Aerosmith, Moetley Crüe or Guns’n’Roses. Even though it seems like a non stop party with these guys, you will realize at the same time that they take their music very seriously.
Silent Jack were founded back in 2009 in Birmingham. In the beginning there were Adam Carson (lead guitar) and Scott Carson (drums). They were joined a bit later by Rich “Stitch” Mason (lead singer and 2nd guitar). Whilst their lineup changed for a bit thereafter, they eventually found Dickie Spider (bass) who became a vital member of this combo, in particular due to having a car…
The band has toured the UK several times and played different festivals. In particular it is worthwhile to mention that they have supported at some stage an amazing Pirate Metal Band: Alestorm. It went as far as Silent Jack having their own event in Birmingham called Hard Roxx. An event where some of the finest Hard Rock Bands can show off their skills. Every event is a party as they love playing and meeting new fans. Whilst you could look at them and think they come right out of LA back in the 1980’s, they don’t which is a good thing because it means they are still young and we get to enjoy them many more years.
Even though the guys are still young, Silent Jack have already released a good amount of material. Their first single was named Hot Luvin’, a fast and rhythmic piece of music that could not have been played any better by some of LA’s finest but listen for yourselves:
About a year later they released an EP which included some previously released singles such as Love Factory or Going Down as well as Hot Luvin’. I give you Love Factory for a taste. Listen to the first few seconds alone and tell me that I was right! What a rhythm, wonderful guitar riffs and of course, an anthem like melody. Party Central Ladies and Gentlemen!
2015 saw the release of their debut album called Play The Game. If you thought the previous couple of tracks were great, you should fasten your seat belt because this album is even more powerful and makes you wanna rock even harder. I have to be honest, I had to go all over the web to listen to the tracks of this album and I have not managed to hear them all as of yet. But one thing is for sure, this band can go very far. I hope that they get the support they deserve. There are no bullshit tracks in-between and every song I have listened to is straight forward Hard Rock’n’Roll! Before you move on and leave this amazing website, watch the Play The Game video! Turn up the volume my fellow Metalheads!!