Formed in 2019 Untamed Silence delivers a unique blend of Heavy Rock with hints of Prog and Metal creating a defined signature sound. Driven by melodic female vocals, thundering drums, bouncing energetic guitar work, expressive instrumental sections and also injected with dark ambient synth/samples, Untamed Silence produces explosive live performances and immersive studio recordings.
Recording in 2019 at SubZero Studios with some of Debbie and Nige's first musical concepts experimented in the studio - it was soon apparent that a monumental new sound with taking shape but with Lockdown looming a more organic approach was developed with the musicians doing much of their work separately at home and sharing demo ideas online. Proper rehearsals began in the summer of 2021 with a strong emphasis on creating a more immersive live sound incorporating narrations, samples, ambient and hypnotic background synths producing a darker edge to their performance. Developing a full soundscape was seen as a key element to the writing and production, always looking for new and innovative techniques in studio towards creating a truly huge studio and live sound, full of all the subtle nuances that compel the listener to dig deeper. Debbie Wade's powerful and soulful vocals (often compared to Debbie Harry, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benetar among others) as well as an uncanny ability to write heart-wrenchingly emotive lyrics and unforgettable melodies; Wade uncompromisingly writes from self experience and thus a sometimes disturbingly honest and brutally visceral accounts of love, loss and ultimate redemption. This kind of songwriting / storytelling can be uncomfortable subject-matter for some but is also positive and cathartic as she explores the depths of human depravity, kindness, emotion that only a genuine survivor can with this kind of conviction and authenticity…
Welcome to the Untamed Silence.
"Mixing metal, psych and progressive elements into their brand of hard rock makes for a volatile brew, and their punchy sound doesn’t disappoint, those present witness one of the UK’s brightest prospects"
The Midlands Rocks
"The sound was spot on. The band pose for a photo with the audience, before waving and leaving the stage. De Montfort Hall enjoyed Untamed Silence, as did I"
Metal Planet Music
"It was an amazing show put on by three great bands, one new, the other two legends"
Metal Planet Music
"At 59 years old I thought I had seen everything in rock. I make a point of going to see the opening act and I'm often disappointed, but not last night. I thought Untamed Silence were brilliant"
"A zingy melodic new sound delivered with powerful female vocals and a no-nonsense punch of drums and guitars"
"The band’s brief set is over all too soon, but true to the old adage, they leave us hungry for more"
"Untamed Silence are also worth a look, seamlessly combining progressive and alternative sounds redolent of Soundgarden with more traditional classic metal. Debbie Wade’s powerful voice and slightly unnerving stage persona ensures attentions do not wander, as does ‘Deadspeak’s weighty guitar bulk and mesmeric rhythms"
"Saw you support Saxon and you were outstanding"