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Demetra Sine Die — A Quiet Land of Fear
(Black Widow BRRCD 011-2 / BRR 018, 2012, CD / LP)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2014-04-28

A Quiet Land of Fear Cover artA Quiet Land of Fear is a metal progressive release by Italian band Demetra Sine Die released in 2012. The promo material identifies black and doom metal influences such as Ulver, Neurosis, Ancestors, A Storm of Light, Swans, and Tool. I am only familiar with Swans and Tool and to me Demetra Sine Die sound more like a dark psychedelic version of Porcupine Tree. A Quiet Land of Fear is the band’s third release, mixing ambient atmospheres with dark metal prog and rock. I can even detect some vague references to U2 in the title track. The two instrumentals, “Ancestral Silence” and “Inanis,” are quite experimental with feedback, noise, and sound manipulation. For me, the best tracks on this disc are “Silent Sun” with its dark contemporary psychedelia ala Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound and the closing track “That Day I Will Disappear into the Sun,” which closes the disc on a high note. A Quiet Land of Fear consistently delivers the goods and should appeal to the metal progheads that read these reviews. You can preview the music clicking on the YouTube links below

Filed under: New releases, 2012 releases

Related artist(s): Demetra Sine Die

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8wjTQVgQt0I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BHZQE1wa2PE

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