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Review: In the Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
In the Silence
A Fair Dream Gone Mad

Label: Sensory Records
Year released: 2013
Originally released in: 2012
Duration: 47:06
Tracks: 8
Genre: Progressive Metal


Review online: June 2, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)

California's In the Silence has opted for an "atmospheric" style of Progressive Metal on their debut, A Fair Dream Gone Mad. The songs are generally in minor keys and the vocals are washed in ethereal effects. The melodies are haunting and beautiful at the same time, but In the Silence has not forgotten the "metal" part of Progressive Metal. Big, chunky riffs dominate songs like "17 Shades" and "Serenity." They do fall prey to the Progressive Metal bands penchant for wandering around, musically, toward the second half of the album, so for many fans the first half will be the stronger of the two. In the Silence aren't really in the Dream Theater camp, which is refreshing. They remind me more of bands like Voyager. A Fair Dream Gone Mad is a solid debut that successfully manages to not sound like every other Progressive Metal album from the last few years.

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