In keeping with the times of the early 80's, The Opposition were a trio of musicians hell-bent on creating a powerful glum rock noise. Like the similarly-styled early work of Comsat Angels and Modern English they probably would have gained more appreciation if they had a dominant frontman. Their music was also less geared towards to melodies, rather to gothic melodrama and mood perfectly encapsulated in the rainstorm sample of 'A Thirst'. This led to indifference from the British public but a cult following in the Netherlands and France. Impressively, the slowly dissipating guitar trails featured on the superb title track, 'Black And White' and the lengthy 'Very Little Glory' actually pre-date the oft-revered The Chameleons. Final tracks 'She Said' and 'Open The Door' reveal a satisfying anger and edginess. For fans of 1981 vintage post-punk 'Breaking The Silence' is a previously unheralded release that is definitely worth seeking out.