Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Casual Silence

Heavy Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Casual Silence Once in a Blue Moon album cover
3.82 | 29 ratings | 2 reviews | 10% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection

Write a review

from partners
Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Exit X (1:16)
2. Facing Reality (6:26)
3. Foolish Plane (5:13)
4. Dreampath (7:55)
5. Dreamweaver (3:41)
6. Weird Promises (5:20)
7. Lambrusco Evening (6:36)
8. Moon (6:33)
9. Casual Silence (10:03)

Total Time: 53:03

Line-up / Musicians

- Rob Laarhoven / lead vocals
- Mark van dijk / guitar
- Ernst le Cocq d'Armandville / guitar and vocals
- Eric Smits / bass and vocals
- Henry Meeuws / keyboards
- Igor Koopmans / drums and vocals

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy CASUAL SILENCE Once in a Blue Moon Music

CASUAL SILENCE Once in a Blue Moon ratings distribution

(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

CASUAL SILENCE Once in a Blue Moon reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by b_olariu
4 stars Casual Silence is a relativ young dutch band and fairly new in progressive metal scene, even they are together under this named since 1995. Over the years releasing some demos and a full lenght album in 1197, they didn't manage to get some attention only last decade with their second release from 2003 named Once in a blue moon. With this album Casual Silence grew a lot in musical terms and in manner of composing over their previous releases. Some of the songs from here were presented on some of the earlier demos but doesn't mean the album is old, contrary it sounds very fresh and damn solid IMO. The album sounds very consistent to my ears, very solid musicianship, excellent songewritting and catchy melodies. I was very pleasent surprised when I bought this album from Musea records along with their next one. I knew I will get something great because, here it features among others the excellent musician Henry Meeuws, also known from Medea (another great duch prog metal band), a band that I enjoyed very much , and aswell I reviewed their second album fiew months ago. So a good aqusition for me. The music Casual Silence offers is not the tipycal prog metal album, I mean is not a metalized album, is more towards the finess of this genre, and only here and there has a more metal edge. Overall the album is lighter more towards symphonic side of prog metal, very solid compositions, great ideas, very good are the keyboards played by the main man of the band Henry Meeuws who melted like gloves with the guitar arrangements, excellent played parts. Beside the great pieces, who by the way all are great , not a single weak moment, the sound is cristal clear, seriously it's pretty rae these days to here an album sounding so clean and so positive, superb is aswell the cover art made by Erwin Munsters. Here is aswell a guest , a female voice who is to be heared on Foolish plane, she alternates with male vocals giving a real solid piece. I will give 4 stars easy, one of the most complete prog metal albums I've heared lately, recommended for sure. While the band is still very unnoticed in prog circles, I strongly recommend to be heared this album because worth every second. Great

Latest members reviews

4 stars I love this record very much, because I hear and feel a wonderful and fantastic mixture between Rock 'N' Metal Rhythm, melodic and symphonic waves and extraordinary good singing from the lead vocalist 'Rob Laarhoven' and the two second voices from 'Eric' and 'Ernst'. For folks, who like the m ... (read more)

Report this review (#26717) | Posted by wolfram.e | Friday, January 14, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of CASUAL SILENCE "Once in a Blue Moon"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.