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Alesana’s fourth studio album opens dramatically with “The Dark Wood of Error,” where spare piano notes, cultish chants, and Latin incantations come together. “The Forbidden Dance” follows the intro with dangerously catchy emo rock, where distorted guitars intertwine with an amazingly arranged horn section. This recording finds Dennis Lee’s clean inflections taking a more prominent role than the scream/singing that shared the spotlight on previous albums. A Place Where the Sun Is Silent also puts cranked guitars on the back burner to successfully implement tastefully arranged string sections and piano parts. “A Gilded Masquerade” is an exquisite standout ballad that contrasts themes of light and darkness, where heavenly harmonies and lush orchestration rub against the grain of guitar distortion and demonic-sounding vocal shredding.

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Not quite as heavy as there other albums, but still just completely amazing! I'm in love with this band, fer real. I have all there albums and this is just another great addition to the list. I can't quite pick a favorite yet, all the songs are amazing and unique in there own way. <3<3<3

This Band Never Ceases To Amaze Me...

Awesome! Another great album from beginning to end from Alesana. Although not as heavy as their last albums it still fits in perfectly. This band has not disappointed me yet. Keep the great music coming guys!


Just an amazing work of art, the album really blew me away, beautiful clean vocals and high pitch screaming makes alesana one of the best bands out there.. great work


Formed: October, 2004 in Raleigh, NC

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Beginning in Baltimore and solidifying its lineup in Raleigh, NC, Alesana formed in October 2004 around guitarist/vocalist Shawn Milke, guitarist Patrick Thompson, vocalist Dennis Lee, bassist Steven Tomany, and drummer Daniel Magnuson. Their blend of post-hardcore and metal with pop hooks and earnest lyrics quickly turned Alesana into a fixture in their hometown scene, and they became the first signing to local indie Tragic Hero Records, releasing their debut EP, Try This with Your Eyes Closed,...
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