The End of Silence

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The End of Silence
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1992
RecordedOctober 1991 at Showplace Studios, Dover, NJ
Genre Alternative metal, post-hardcore, funk metal
78:53 (Japanese edition)
155:37 (2002 reissue)
Label Imago Records
Producer Andy Wallace
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The End of Silence is the fifth release and the third full-length album by Rollins Band, led by former Black Flag singer Henry Rollins. The album's cover features a stylized drawing of the sun identical to the one tattooed on Rollins' back. The album's liner notes credit the artwork to California tattoo artist Rick Spellman.


In Metal Hammer's list of the Top 10 Albums of 1992, they describe the album as "Taut, ferocious, withering" and that it is "the record that took Rollins from hardcore punk renaissance man to bona fide alt-rock icon." [2]

Track listing

(All songs written by Henry Rollins, Chris Haskett, Andrew Weiss and Sim Cain)

  1. "Low Self Opinion" – 5:18
  2. "Grip" – 4:50
  3. "Tearing" – 4:58
  4. "You Didn't Need" – 5:30
  5. "Almost Real" – 8:03
  6. "Obscene" – 8:50
  7. "What Do You Do" – 7:22
  8. "Blues Jam" – 11:46
  9. "Another Life" – 4:39
  10. "Just Like You" – 10:57

The album was recorded in Dover, New Jersey.


1992Rock de Lux Spain "Albums of the Year"23 [3]
1992 Sounds Germany "Albums of the Year"24 [4]
1992 Select United Kingdom "Albums of the Year"40 [5]
1996VisionsGermany"The Eternal Readers Charts"63 [6]
1996VisionsGermany"The Best Albums 1991-96"* [7]
1999VisionsGermany"The Most Important Albums of the Nineties"15 [8]
2000 Terrorizer United Kingdom"100 Most Important Albums of the Nineties"* [9]
2004Decibel United States "Hall of Fame"19 [10]
2005Rock HardGermany"The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time"426 [11]
2017Metal Hammer United Kingdom "Top Ten Albums of 1992"* [12]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Chart performance


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