Mike LePond is a bass wizard and we all know that . And when someone as good as him teams up with a legendary singer like Alan Tecchio ( Hades ,Seven Witches ,Watchtower ) you surely are in for some pure metal magic.This album also features Mike’s Symphony X bandmate and Ace Guitarist Michael Romeo.who just delivers to his full potential. Silent assasins is an album you just can’t ignore and the best thing about it is that the music is so strong and exemplary.
The album starts off with “Apocalypse Rider” , a track that is a fiiting start to the album.High octane and lively the track is more than a starter.It definately sets the ball rolling.What follows after that is no less than what we can call a Magnum Opus. The track “The Quest” is a monster.It will leave you transfixed.It is a masterpiece and probably the best track in the album.But did the music end there? No way.!! “The Outsider ” is as good if not better. What follows is pure bliss and come “Ragnarok” you will make out why Alan Tecchio is one of the best .His vocals on this one exceeds all expectations and also the bass lines are extraordinary.
The album is an absolutely honest and a commendable effort on Mike’s part. You just cannot neglect this one.The album may not be one of the most hyped album but it surely is one of the best metal albums in a long time. Mike proves why he is one of the best around at what he does.TWO THUMBS UP TO SILENT ASSASINS!!!!