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SEASON IN SILENCE

Sadist

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


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3.44 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Aput (2:09)
2. Broken and Reborn (4:05)
3. Season in Silence (5:01
4. The Attic and the World of Emotions (4:25)
5. Evil Birds (3:22)
6. Ogron (3:02)
7. Night Owl (4:01)
8. Snowman (4:18)
9. Bloody Cold Winter (3:25)
10. The Abyss (4:12)
11. Frozen Hands (5:29)
12. Hiberna (2:50)

Total Time 46:19

Line-up / Musicians

- Roberto Traverso "Trevor" / lead vocals
- Tommy Talamanca / guitar, keyboards, mixing, co-producer
- Andy Marchini / bass, fretless bass
- Alessio Spallarossa / drums, percussion

With:
- Dado Sezzi / percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Davide Nadalin

CD Scarlet ‎- SC 188-0 (2010, Italy)

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SADIST Season In Silence ratings distribution


3.44
(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
13%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
39%
Good, but non-essential (30%)
30%
Collectors/fans only (4%)
4%
Poor. Only for completionists (13%)
13%

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Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors and Omissions Team
4 stars So this is what they call melodic Death Metal ? If so, then it's a good style for Marty. Complex songs that can break down in the middle for jamming interlude (eponymous track for example), prolific use of piano (or piano sounding keyboards), weird, steely (creepy, sinister) sounding guitars / keyboards builds an atmosphere that's able to devour you alive.

This album sounds very dramatical, like Death Metal Opera to be honest (is something like that existing?). Dark atmosphere looms over each track (ranging from haunting to horror ones) and believe me, they don't have so much snow in Italy.

Jingle-like sounds brings Xmas atmosphere, but instead of joy, they wish us merry terror. Unfortunately, later on, this album became re-using of older textures and patterns, although first half was very promising. It's more like follow up then innovation, but when taken like that, it's sufficient.

4(+), very complex looking, sounding and behaving album. Assuming that albums can behave.

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars "Season in Silence" is the 6th full-length studio album by Italian technical/progressive death metal act Sadist. The album was released through Scarlet Records in March 2010. Sadist were formed in 1990 and while theyīve never achieved any notable commercial success, they are still widely considered among the most prolific technical/progressive death metal acts out of Italy. They were originally active from 1990 to 2001 where they disbanded, but reunited in 2005 and released their 5th full-length studio album in 2007 (an eponymously titled release). So "Season in Silence" is their second album after their comeback. "Season in Silence" is a concept album with a lyrical theme involving subjects like childhood innocense, nightmares, and examination of nature.

Stylistically the music on the album is technical/progressive death metal featuring aggressive "core" tinged growling vocals. Keyboards also have a dominant place in the soundscape. The riffs are both culled from the death- and thrash metal books of playing. While the album certainly belongs in the technical/progressive death metal camp, Sadist generally restrain themselves, so this is not a tech metal fest and the song structures are generally not overtly complex. Sadist always favored atmosphere over technical playing and continues to do so on "Season in Silence".

The material on the 12 track, 46:34 minutes long album is relatively well written and effectful, but overall it lacks a bit in the memorability department. The band are very well playing, but itīs like they struggle to come up with some really memorable hooks. The general quality of the songwriting is decent enough, but you just get the feeling that musicians of this high class, could have produced music a little more catchy. "Season in Silence" features a powerful and clear sound production, which suits the music well, so itīs a quality release on most parameters. The songwriting does drag my rating down a bit, but a 3.5 star (70%) rating is still deserved.

(Originally posted on Metal Music Archives)

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