In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad


8.3 | 307 votes |
Release date: 4 June 2012
Style: Progressive metal

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248 have it
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01. Ever Closer
02. 17 Shades
03. Serenity
04. Beneath These Falling Leaves
05. Close To Me
06. Endless Sea
07. All The Pieces
08. Your Reward

Line-up
Josh Burke - vocals, guitar
Nate Higgins - guitars
Niko Panagopoulos - drums
Dennis Davis - bass

Guest musicians
Jarek Tatarek - guitarviol

Additional info
Available for streaming on bandcamp for free.
Physical copies can be purchased from the official site.

This album was recorded between June 2011 and May 2012 at Fat Cat Recording Studios in Sacramento CA.

Staff review by
Ag Fox
Rating:
8.7
A Fair Dream Gone Mad is one heck of a progressive metal album, debut or not. Did that just get your attention? Not convinced? Well, you won't be expecting many of the clichés of this sub-genre here, nor references to Dream Theater, Riverside, Fates Warning and such.

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published 26.07.2012 | Comments (30)

Whoa! Where did this come from?!

What In The Silence have managed to achieve with this, their self-financed & independently released debut is nothing short of remarkable. The beautiful yet haunting atmosphere, intricate songwriting & talented musicianship displayed throughout this album will leave you spellbound. This may well just be one of the best debut albums of the year. A must for all fans of progressive metal.

Go check them out.

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10.08.2012 - 13:04
Rating: 9
Masonics
Album of the year so far for me. Love the hints of some post-metal elements especially towards the end of the song: "All the pieces".
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15.08.2012 - 10:47
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Masonics on 10.08.2012 at 13:04

Album of the year so far for me. Love the hints of some post-metal elements especially towards the end of the song: "All the pieces".


Love it too!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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17.08.2012 - 13:47
Rating: 9
Masonics
Written by BloodTears on 15.08.2012 at 10:47

Written by Masonics on 10.08.2012 at 13:04

Album of the year so far for me. Love the hints of some post-metal elements especially towards the end of the song: "All the pieces".


Love it too!




I know! quite original and fresh sounding.
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17.08.2012 - 14:58
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Wow! heavy rains of positive comments pouring down here really makes me to check this stuff out soon. Not a big proggy fan, but no harm in checking them out though.
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17.08.2012 - 19:17
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
No harm at all, highly recommended!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


My Instagram
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21.08.2012 - 14:25
Night Sight
Disappointed after more listens i thought it could be better
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Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
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29.08.2012 - 12:09
Fredd
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Now that the band has been made visible, behold as the rating drops from 8.9 to 8.2.
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29.08.2012 - 12:41
Reza
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Written by Guest on 29.08.2012 at 12:09

Now that the band has been made visible, behold as the rating drops from 8.9 to 8.2.

I hope it won't happen
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30.08.2012 - 00:48
Rating: 10
Hooman
Stay on top In the Silence, stay on top. . .
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04.09.2012 - 11:47
Rating: 7
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Oh wow, how did I not hear this sooner? Just looking at the cover I didn't think it was going to be anything all that great, but I was DEAD WRONG. This is one of the best releases i've heard this year. Simply phenomenal.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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09.09.2012 - 17:42
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Gonna check this out. Seems intriguing.
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28.09.2012 - 07:26
Rating: 9
ZGoten
Written by InthesilenceJosh on 13.07.2012 at 21:56

Thanks again for the feedback. You know, Endless Sea is one of those songs, where I think certain people just won't get into it, and that's fine, especially if you mostly like progressive metal, probably not gonna dig it, cause it is not metal or progressive at all. Then again, some hard-core Death metal friends of ours said that's their favorite, so who knows! It's like shoe-gaze metal. It's a simple song, just with a lot of layers, and if you get into that main melody and the feeling of the song, or the lyrics, you'll love it, and if not, it's ok with me. It's always interesting to me to hear different peoples takes on things; some people have told me their favorites are close to me, Endless Sea, and All the Pieces, others love Serenity and 17 shades. Right now, my favorites are the first four on the album. I will say, Beneath These Falling Leaves is the song I'm probably most proud of, especially after we got Jarek to put the GuitarViol parts on it! Anyway, glad to see so much positive feedback on here! Cheers.


'Beneath These Falling Leaves' is definitely among my personal song of the year contenders. I just love how it's slowly building up towards this instrumental explosion at the end. Thanks for that.
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29.09.2012 - 22:31
Rating: 9
BehzadSh
Solid Album
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01.10.2012 - 06:25
Rating: 10
Monolithic
♠♠♠
Solid, indeed.
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03.10.2012 - 07:23
Soulhole
Never heard of them until seeing the charts on MS. This is some cool $H!T
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25.10.2012 - 23:04
Rating: 9
Abel
I NEED MORE MUSIC LIKE THIS!!!
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25.10.2012 - 23:05
Rating: 9
Abel
IT'S LIKE DARK TRANQUILLITY BUT SINGING NO GROWLING
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26.10.2012 - 05:01
Rating: 7
Susan
Smeghead
Seriously? This is fucking beautiful music.

I put the album on, started concentrating on something else, then was like, "wait... WHAT am I listening to?!"

I'm blown away. How fun to read Josh's comments right here in the thread. I'm off to read the whole interview now as the album finishes
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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26.10.2012 - 17:51
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Susan on 26.10.2012 at 05:01

Seriously? This is fucking beautiful music.

I put the album on, started concentrating on something else, then was like, "wait... WHAT am I listening to?!"

I'm blown away. How fun to read Josh's comments right here in the thread. I'm off to read the whole interview now as the album finishes
Seriously? You're only checking it out now after my EXCELLENT review? =P
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16.11.2012 - 14:52
Rating: 7
Kuroboshi
Very good debut album indeed. The riffs are absolutely killer, and a delight to listen to. However, it's a shame that most songs follow the same pattern. The progressiveness suddenly doesn't feel so progressive anymore...
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17.11.2012 - 10:40
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I've been focusing on this album the last few days. I have to keep reminding myself THIS IS A DEBUT RECORD. Loose around the edges, the production could use some tidying up and the variety of songs isn't the best but after all that I look forward to hearing what these guys come up with next. Bright future.
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20.11.2012 - 15:29
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
High-quality simple songwriting. Leans further towards rock rather than metal IMO...
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10.12.2012 - 19:10
Korah
Not bad at all for a debut record. We'll see the future...if there is a futur after the december 21th.
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Don't cry for my English
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23.12.2012 - 18:12
Reza
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Written by Korah on 10.12.2012 at 19:10

Not bad at all for a debut record. We'll see the future...if there is a futur after the december 21th.

We'll see! survivor
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23.12.2012 - 21:54
Korah
Of course we've survive!
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Don't cry for my English
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29.12.2012 - 19:53
Rating: 8
Risto
Wandering Midget
Looking back on the genre debate on this band, something has dawned on me. In The Silence reminds me of the new prog (or post-prog) movement that is present in the softer rock along the likes of Anathema. Another modern metal band that comes to mind is Chaos Divine, who have a bit more aggressive sound on their latest album. Looks like there's a post-progressive metal scene emerging.
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05.01.2013 - 14:11
Rating: 9
Gelati
This is an incredible release for a debut. One of my favorite albums this year. Definitely got something special going on here.
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16.01.2013 - 06:34
Soulhole
I keep coming back to this album after 6 months of listening to it. The only thing I wish this had was some death metal vocals to add some harshness, but that's just my opinion. Very good debut indeed.
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28.01.2013 - 17:41
Rating: 10
OpenMind
Written by Risto on 29.12.2012 at 19:53

Another modern metal band that comes to mind is Chaos Divine, who have a bit more aggressive sound on their latest album. Looks like there's a post-progressive metal scene emerging.


I was searching something similar to In The Silence genre then i read this, i listened their 2nd album and i agree 100% with you...
These guys deserve more, u all should listen "The Human Connection" album, but don't forget they are not a clone of IThS, just the same genre so don't expect they to sound like IThS...
Good listening...
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18.05.2013 - 02:59
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
It reminds me of another band, but I can't think who.
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"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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