Saturday, September 6, 2008

One Minute Silence - Buy Now...Saved Later

One Minute Silence came together in the early 1990s as Irish vocalist Brian Barry got together with guitarist Chris Ignatiou under the name "Near Death Experience". After working with various rhythm sections, they settled with Gibraltarian Glen Diani on bass and Englishman Eddie Stratton on drums. Brian had befriended Eddie prior to the formation of the band. The band was soon forced to change its name because of an American group who shared it, and so they became One Minute Silence. That name, originally intended to be that of a song, was chosen to parody the practice of having a one minute silence as a mark of respect when someone considered "important or well respected" dies. The band felt that that respect was often "misplaced". The band signed a record deal with Big Cat Records in 1997, and released Available In All Colours the following year. Buy Now... Saved Later followed in 2000 after an amicable split with Ignatiou, who was replaced by Italian Massimo Fiocco, known as Massy. This, their second album, represented a noticeable step in the band's musical progression: the record's production quality and style differed from that of their debut, for which they had used a hip-hop producer. Buy Now... sounded more like a metal album. With its well-rounded production and matured song-writing, Buy Now... sent the band on a tour of the US, with notable acts such as Slipknot and Mudvayne, the latter of which toured with them around the UK as supporting act.
After circulating a three-track demo and signing a deal with Taste Media, the band started recording sessions for their third album in the autumn of 2002. From live performances and both live and studio recordings, the new material was obviously a further progression; the group was experimenting with various time signatures, such as 7/4, and was using more melody and a greater variation in song structure. A single, "We Bounce", was released on March 31, 2003, with a third album, titled One Lie Fits All, following on July 7, 2003. According to their now-defunct website "[t]his name continues the pattern of manipulating well known marketing slogans in order to present a political statement."
One Lie Fits All showed a new direction for band. Yap's rapping gave way to much more singing on tracks like "Price Of The King's Ticket". There are still the thunderous live songs like "We Bounce" and "I Wear My Skin".
Between these releases, One Minute Silence had toured extensively, though the latest tour had to be cancelled. The group's following came largely from their energetic live shows — they have been voted "Best British Live Act" in Kerrang! magazine.

1. "Rise and Shine" - 3:16
2. "1845" - 2:49
3. "Holy Man" - 4:04
4. "It's Just a Ride" - 3:37
5. "Food for the Brain" - 3:50
6. "Fish out of Water" - 4:23
7. "Roof of the World" - 4:08
8. "16 Stone Pig" - 3:29
9. "210 Dog Years" - 3:47
10. "If I Can Change" - 5:15
11. "A Spoonful of Sugar" - 4:42
12. "On Deaf Ears" - 4:10
13. "A Day in the Light of" - 4:16
14. "Words" - 5:55

.. Year: 2000
.. Label: V2 Records
.. Country: U.K.
.. Bitrate: 256 kbps
.. Ripped: EAC 9.0
.. Genre: Metal
.. Home-Page: See MySpace
.. Wikipedia:
.. MySpace:
.. BUY ME: Amazon
.. BUY ME: Amazon UK

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