Wow; two more beautiful pieces.
'Silence and the Fray'
I can see that yes, it could be improved just so the rhythm or something flows a little better, but in this form it's still really remarkable. I love all the opposites, and the way you've just written the whole thing. Somehow, perhaps because of the ideas and imagery and beat, it reminds me of a (good) music video, or at least the words to a really good song.
What do you mean by your 'artificial style is wearing thin'? Do you mean that you've been writing in the same sort of style, using eleborate words and such, but now you're coming back to feeling or a style you think of as more natural?
'The Kiss of God'
Beautiful imagery here, even if because of my immaturity or whatever the scene of a kiss still holds some other ideas for me at first, which at first disrupts the image. But that's just a me thing.
Sheesh... I love how you've worked together the fire and the metal image. Again, as I think I may have mentioned in some other post, maybe in different words, the theme reminds me of God refining us as silver in a crucible (silver furnace). Very beautiful.