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Break the Silence (van Canto album)

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Length  62:11
Release date  23 September 2011
Genres  Heavy metal, A cappella
Artist  Van Canto
Label  Napalm Records
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Released  23 September 2011 (2011-09-23)
Break the Silence (2011)  Dawn of the Brave (2014)
Similar  Tribe of Force, Dawn of the Brave, Voices of Fire, Hero, Primo Victoria

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Break the Silence is the fourth studio album by the German a cappella metal band van Canto, released on 23 September 2011. It reached number 23 in the German charts. It features 13 tracks, five of them being covers, and two of them featuring guest artists: Joakim Brodén (from Sabaton) guest appears in his band's cover "Primo Victoria", Marcus Siepen (from Blind Guardian) guest appears on "Spelled in Waters". "A Storm to Come" is their longest song to date, clocking at 9:13, and is also the first episode of "Peer Returns", Van Canto's theatrical a cappella metal adaption of "Peer Gynt".


Critical reaction

Metal.de rated it 9/10. The Age of Metal called it a "jewel", praising its production and innovation. Metal Storm rated it 8.4/10. Laut.de was less complimentary, suggesting it would be better not to break the silence and calling it "as unnecessary as a goiter".


Van Canto
  • Dennis Schunke (Sly) – lead vocals
  • Inga Scharf – lead vocals (effects)
  • Stefan Schmidt – lower rakkatakka vocals, wahwah solo guitar vocals (rhythm, lead on solos)
  • Ross Thompson – higher rakkatakka vocals (lead)
  • Ingo Sterzinger (Ike) – lowest dandan vocals (bass)
  • Bastian Emig – drums, piano on "Master of the Wind"
  • Guest musicians
  • Joakim Brodén (Sabaton) - male vocals on "Primo Victoria"
  • Marcus Siepen (Blind Guardian) - acoustic guitars on "Spelled in Waters"
  • Orchestra on "Betrayed"
  • Helen Vogt (Flowing Tears) - female vocals on "A Storm to Come"
  • Songs

    1If I Die in Battle4:47
    2Seller of Souls3:23
    3Primo Victoria3:45


    Break the Silence (van Canto album) Wikipedia