A Place Where the Sun Is Silent

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A Place Where the Sun Is Silent
Studio album by Alesana
Released October 18, 2011
Genre Post-hardcore, metalcore, symphonic rock
Length 62:02
Label Epitaph
Producer Kris Crummett
Alesana chronology
The Emptiness
(2010)
A Place Where the Sun Is Silent
(2011)
The Decade EP
(2014)
Singles from A Place Where the Sun Is Silent
  1. "A Gilded Masquerade"
    Released: August 22, 2011
  2. "A Forbidden Dance"
    Released: September, 2011
  3. "Circle VII: Sins of the Lion"
    Released: October 4, 2011

A Place Where the Sun Is Silent is the fourth studio album by Alesana. It was released through Epitaph Records on October 18, 2011. The album was produced by Kris Crummett, who also worked on The Emptiness. Being the second concept album released by Alesana, A Place Where the Sun Is Silent was inspired by the epic poem The Inferno by Dante Alighieri.[1]

On August 24, 2011 Alternative Press premiered the first song off the album, "A Gilded Masquerade" and on September 21, 2011 the magazine premiered the second song off the album, "A Forbidden Dance" before later showcasing the entire album off the website. On October 4, 2011, the band released a music video for "Circle VII: Sins of The Lion", with live performance clips. On December 6, 2011 Alesana released the music video for "Lullaby of the Crucified".

The album is currently the longest release by the band, running at 1 hour and 2 minutes total (excluding the deluxe edition's bonus tracks). iTunes mistakenly labeled the titles some of the track (scores) in the deluxe version of the record.

The song "Circle VII: Sins of the Lion" was voted the best song of 2011 by readers of Revolver.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Act One: The Gate
No. Title Length
1. "The Dark Wood of Error"   2:13
2. "A Forbidden Dance"   3:53
3. "Hand in Hand with the Damned"   4:36
4. "Beyond the Sacred Glass"   6:03
5. "The Temptress"   4:21
6. "Circle VII: Sins of the Lion"   4:08
7. "Vestige"   2:58
8. "Lullaby of the Crucified"   4:48
Act Two: The Immortal Sill
No. Title Length
9. "Before Him All Shall Scatter"   0:54
10. "Labyrinth"   4:04
11. "The Fiend"   3:57
12. "Welcome to the Vanity Faire"   4:37
13. "The Wanderer"   1:37
14. "A Gilded Masquerade"   4:35
15. "The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Marionettes"   5:35
16. "And Now for the Final Illusion"   3:43
Total length:
62:02

iTunes labeled the tracks 18, 19 & 20 incorrectly. Track 18 (Vestige) is supposed to be Circle VII: Sins Of The Lion; Track 19 (Lullaby of the Crucified) should be Vestige; and Track 20 is supposed to be Lullaby of the Crucified instead of Before Him All Shall Scatter.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Audiopinions 6/10 stars[4]
LMP Magazine 8.5/10 stars[5]
Metromix 3/5 stars[6]
Media Essentials 4/5 stars[7]
Rockfreaks 7/10 stars[8]
Under The Gun Review 9.5/10 [9]

Personnel[edit]

Alesana
Guest musicians
  • Melissa Milke – Female vocals
Production

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 55
US Billboard Independent Albums 13
US Billboard Rock Albums 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tan, Shaun. "Interview: Alesana". Mind Equals Blown. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Poll Results: Find Out Who You Voted to Win Song of the Year!". Revolver. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - A Place Where the Sun Is Silent (Deluxe Edition) by Alesana". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ Ryan Williford (October 10, 2011). "Audiopinion's Review". Audiopinions. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Music Review – ALESANA: A Place Where the Sun". LMP Magazine. October 10, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Andy Hermann (October 10, 2011). "Alesana, 'A Place Where the Sun Is Silent'". Metro Mix. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ Lewis Abbey (October 10, 2011). "Media Essentials Reviews: Alesana – A Place Where The Sun Is Silent". Media Essentials. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ Tim Larsen (November 6, 2011). "Alesana – A Place Where the Sun is Silent review". Rockfreaks.net. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ Jacob Tender (October 25, 2011). "REVIEW: Alesana – A Place Where the Sun is Silent". (Buzz Media). Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Alesana – A Place Where the Sun Is Silent". Billboard. Retrieved October 27, 2011.