Sound — 7
Silent Drive is on Love Is Worth It making indie rock with massive breakdowns and melodic choruses. They fuse punk, hardcore, heavy metal and emo rock into a blend of mixed moods and tempos, and they deliver an album with 11 tracks, where I think at least 8-9 are of a very high standard. The instruments are played tight, but without the greatest technical difficulty I think. You don't get that 3 min solo in none of the songs, no weird experimental parts, but still the music doesn't get boring. There is still a lot of creativity and diversity in the music, which makes it worth listening to again and again.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics and vocals are great, and it is here SD has probably one of their greatest forces. Sometimes Zach (as the singer is called) growls aggressively, but the next minute he is singing a soulful ballad (for example "American Classic," "Banana Rejection" and "Rooftops"). Some tracks are more heavy all through (for example "4/16"), and other tracks are more quiet (like "Broken Hearts Club").
Overall Impression — 8
I can't really find that the band sounds like anybody else. Perhaps a bit like Coheed And Cambria or The Used, but a lot heavier in the breakdowns, which more resembles Machine Head? The best tracks are "Banana Rejection," "Rooftops" and "American Classic." But also "The Punch," "4/16," "The Professional" and "Broken Hearts Club" are amazing songs. I would certainly by the follow up for this album, and if I lost it, I probably would by it again.