- Released: July 22, 2008
- Label: Tooth & Nail Records
- 1.The End
- 2.Just a Man
- 4.The Way That You Are
- 6.Salt in the Snow
- 9.God and Drugs
- 11.The Ascent
- 14.Closer Than We Think
- 15.Beginning, The (A Simple Seed)
The Classic Crime: Matt MacDonald (vocals).
Personnel: Michael "Elvis" Baskette.
Audio Mixer: Michael "Elvis" Baskette.
Recording information: Studio Barbarosa, Bavon, VA.
Although signed to the CCM label Tooth and Nail Records, emo-tinged indie rockers the Classic Crime largely reject being pigeonholed as a "Christian rock" band. The second album by the Seattle quintet, THE SILVER CORD, is a darker, heavier album than their debut, at times recalling the angst-ridden grunge rock of earlier Washington acts such as Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots. Highlights include the aggressive first single "Abracadavers."