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4.39 | 14 ratings | 3 reviews | 43% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Skin Deep (6:23)
2. Latency (4:26)
3. Innocent (3:50)
4. In the Midst of a Dream (6:42)
5. The Advocate (11:42)
6. Our Happy Home (7:52)
7. Manifest (2:00)
8. Expose (3:44)
9. Negative Space (7:39)
10. A New Perspective (4:06)
11. The Empath (4:27)

Total Time 62:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Joe Crandall / performer & composer
- Nabil Fadili / performer & composer
- Rylie Nelson / performer & composer
- Austin Schend / performer & composer

- Max Marcus / cello (1)
- Torsen Necessary / flute (3,8)
- Joe Zak / trumpet (4)
- Evin Lambert / synth solos (6)
- Austin Schend / orchestra & choir conductor

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Artwork: Nhi Hoang

CDr self-released (2018, US)

Digital album

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ARTIFICIAL SILENCE Negative Space ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(43%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

ARTIFICIAL SILENCE Negative Space reviews

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Review by Rivertree
4 stars It was just a year ago when the quartet, hailing from Lakewood, Washington, dared to release their debut album 'Negative Space'. After researching a bit I'm overly surprised that this one has missed nearly any praise so far from the diverse prog realms all over the world. What a great find anyway! It's quite impossible to unveil some reliable credits, for example who is responsible for which instrument exactly, or the vocals. All what we know for certain is that Joe Crandall, Nabil Fadili, Rylie Nelson and Austin Schend are the composers and musicians behind this project. And the latter managing the orchestral duties at least, including more than ten instruments and a choir.

That would mean here we have an epic symphony at hand, though certainly featuring proper prog metal and art rock elements, plus some dazzling jazzy interludes. Promises quite unique stuff, or what? With Skin Deep it will start a bit innocent. But stay tuned, the compositions mature for sure, with the majestic The Advocate as the ultimate masterpiece. This track offers a somewhat all-in service, complex and gripping, heart-wrenching, melodic, charming and heavy at once. Fantastic one! 'Negative Space' delivers more than one hour of virtuoso instrumental presence overall. Really really fine due to exceptional song writing skills on top. 4.5 PA stars.

Latest members reviews

5 stars In the closing years of this decade (Technically, 2021 will be the inaugural year of the new decade.), Artificial Silence released possibly the best progressive metal album of these short ten years, Negative Space. Its wistful, touching, and beautiful compositions permeate one's mind thanks to every ... (read more)

Report this review (#2416538) | Posted by foregonillusions | Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I truly believe this album to be a masterpiece. This band and this album take influences from all over the prog landscape, and bring them together to create something beautiful. At times you can hear influences from everyone from Native Construct, Moon Safari, The Dear Hunter, to Haken. The albu ... (read more)

Report this review (#2233034) | Posted by BaylorYou | Monday, June 24, 2019 | Review Permanlink

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