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A Place Where the Sun Is Silent

AlesanaAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Thespian


The crowd is still screaming at a sold out show in Anaheim, California as the sweetcore phenomenon known as Alesana exits the stage.

"I don't think I'll ever get used to this," says frontman Dennis Lee as he tips back the last wallow of his water bottle. "Seeing kids go crazy like that thousands of miles away from home reminds me that I have the best job in the ... Read more in Amazon's Alesana Store

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  • Audio CD (October 18, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epitaph
  • ASIN: B005HI7MH4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,365 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Dark Wood Of Error
2. A Forbidden Dance
3. Hand In Hand With The Damned
4. Beyond The Sacred Glass
5. The Temptress
6. Circle VII: Sins Of The Lion
7. Vestige
8. Lullaby Of The Crucified
9. Before Him All Shall Scatter
10. Labyrinth
11. The Fiend
12. Welcome To The Vanity Faire
13. The Wanderer
14. A Gilded Masquerade
15. The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Marionettes
16. And Now For The Final Illusion

Editorial Reviews

Since 2004, Alesana have earned a reputation for their energetic and memorable live shows, and the raw, honest intensity of their albums. In 2005, Alesana was the first band to join Tragic Hero Records in 2005 and soon released their breakthrough album On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax. With a musical style shifting between light and heavy sounds, Alesana have won a legion of fanatical fans, and their Epitaph debut A Place Where the Sun Is Silent will only build on that reputation.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back with a newer/different sound October 18, 2011
By Brendan
Format:Audio CD
Well I have to admit this album took a listen or two to get used to, but after listening from beginning to end, one will notice the true beauty of this piece of art. The only drawback to this album is the lack of screaming and growling from Dennis, which I always thought added that extra nudge on their previous albums. But at the end of the day, this album is a great investment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best work. November 10, 2011
Format:Audio CD
This piece was a bit dissapointing. It's not nearly as hardcore as their previous albums, instumentally or vocally. Act II is actually boring and somewhat contemporary, and quite frankly, where I lose interest; They're not the songs that make you go "ooh, that's my jam!" when they pop up on your iPod's shuffle, it's not the addicting album you keep on repeat 24/7 like The Emptiness was.
Being a fan of Alesana's raunchy lyrics and wails, I think they've receded as a screamo band, as Dennis' vocals play less of a roll in this album, and vocal shout groups as well as choirs have been incorperated more. The fast-paced guitar riffs have been replaced with soft string quartet interludes. I believe this latest release pales in comparison to their previous work, But if you're in it for Shawn's angelic voice, go for it, he hogs the mic on this one, having double or triple vocals at several points. He has matured as a singer/songwriter, and the lyrics in this one don't really call for him to be as whiney as it was in Vanity and Wax or Where Myth Fades, but at this point, I'd prefer whiney 25-year-old Shawn to Broadyway-musical- writer-material 31-year-old Shawn. (Listen to A Forbidden Dance or The Wanderer and you'll get the joke. He's practically competing for Brendon Urie's job!)

[The album's concept revolves around "The Artist", you may recall him from the previous album story, The Emptiness. Now "The Wanderer", the story depicts the dream he had before he woke to find Annabel slaughtered in bed next to him.]

Based on part of Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy", the short story is a bit more macabre than The Emptiness, and less climactic; An entertaining read, nonetheless.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alesana Does It Again! October 18, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I have loved Alesana since hearing their first demo songs in 2005 and my opinion hasn't changed a bit. One thing that has changed is their music, but I've always found it to be addicting even with the changes throughout the years. I fondly remember the screaming in "On Frail Wings of Vanity & Wax" and "...Myth," but the subtler style of "The Emptiness" and the story-line in the album really had me from the start.

"A Place Where the Sun is Silent" may have some wishing for more of the screaming and the low growls of Dennis and I have to admit that I do love those. But, the album is still amazing. Alesana always puts forth time and effort into their lyrics and their newest collaboration is no exception. This is my new favorite!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite album December 7, 2013
By Flex
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This is my favorite album of all time. Alesana's concept albums are incredible, and the fact that they are talented enough to make a musical version of Dante's Inferno is epic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A place where the sun is silent August 13, 2013
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You can tell this band never stops progressing. Awesome album from start to finish. They bring back jazz music in one of thier tracks, done so well. Great hits from the begining to end, just a must buy. You will not be disapointed. Can`t wait to hear the next album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like July 27, 2013
By Jacob
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It wasn't their best album (in my opinion) but still a great one, indeed. I don't listen to it much, but when their songs come up on my ipod, I give it a go and am pleased.
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