n. (context idiomatic English) A period of peace before a disturbance or crisis; an unnatural or false calm before a storm.
Calm Before the Storm is the fifth album by Venom. The original title of the album would have been Deadline, but the title was changed when guitarist Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn left the band and was replaced by Jimi Clare and Mike Hickey. Both were to follow bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant in his later solo career and the latter would also return on the 2006 album Metal Black.
The album is characterised by a "cleaner", more synthetic sound when compared to Venom's other albums. Especially the drums, which sound almost like a drum machine, are contributing to this fact. Also, the guitar has a brighter sound and is easily distinguishable from the bass. The change in sound is perhaps mostly due to the addition of another guitarist and the producer Nick Tauber, who had previously worked with hard rock acts such as UFO and Thin Lizzy.
Calm Before the Storm is the debut album of Canadian country music artist Paul Brandt, released in 1996 on Reprise Records. The album has been certified 3× Platinum by the CRIA and gold by the RIAA, and it is his most successful album in the United States. Its four singles — "My Heart Has a History", "I Do", "I Meant to Do That", and "Take It from Me" — were all Number One hits on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. All four singles were Top 40 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, where they reached #5, #2, #39, and #38, respectively.
"Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)" is a cover of a country standard which has been recorded by several artists, including Johnny Rodriguez, who released it as a single.
Calm Before the Storm may refer to:
Usage examples of "calm before the storm".
To me, it was highly suspicious-the calm before the storm, the lull before the battle.
For I, within my very bones, felt it to be the calm before the storm.
It all seems to have died down, and yet in my heart I fear it is but the calm before the storm.
In front of the advancing storm, the weather was perfect, a calm before the storm.
A cessation of current hostilities would only be the calm before the storm.
The pause now, the proverbial calm before the storm, could not last long, not with two volatile and scared dwarves at Cadderly's side.
As yet the forces, from whose linking the lightning springs, were held apart, and the silence of nature proclaimed the calm before the storm.
At the moment the calm around the station felt like the calm before the storm.
There was an instant of terrible silence like a calm before the storm.