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Release date: 4 June 2012
Style: Atmospheric progressive metal

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03. Serenity
04. Beneath These Falling Leaves
05. Close To Me
06. Endless Sea
07. All The Pieces
08. Your Reward

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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)

Staff pick by
Nefarious

06.07.2012 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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tea[m]ster - 17.11.2012 at 10:40  
Rating: 8 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.
LeKiwi - 20.11.2012 at 15:29  
Rating: 8 High-quality simple songwriting. Leans further towards rock rather than metal IMO...
Korah - 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.
Reza - 23.12.2012 at 18:12  
 
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
Korah - 23.12.2012 at 21:54  
  Of course we've survive!
Risto - 29.12.2012 at 19:53  
Rating: 8 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.
Gelati - 05.01.2013 at 14:11  
Rating: 9 This is an incredible release for a debut. One of my favorite albums this year. Definitely got something special going on here.
SWAMPL0RD - 16.01.2013 at 06:34  
Rating: 9 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.
OpenMind - 28.01.2013 at 17:41  
Rating: 10
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...
M C Vice - 18.05.2013 at 02:59  
Rating: 8 It reminds me of another band, but I can't think who.
Khan - 25.09.2013 at 10:41  
Rating: 9 Ecellent, can't wait to hear what they will do in the future

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