Diary of Dreams - The Anatomy of Silence
Darkwave, Rock Diary of Dreams' new album 'The Anatomy of Silence' takes new and old songs from the history of the band and dresses them up in an acoustic suite. The songs are taken from a mixture of the last 12 years or so from the band and it is a good span to redress.

Even though the leap from the original to acoustic version is not great in many cases, I must say that the acoustic versions often over shines the original. I love Diary of Dreams, but here I think they've hit the nail right on.

The acoustic instruments works in perfect blend with Adrian Hates vocals, leaving me stunned, leaving me dreaming, leaving me floating into deep thought. The tracks are often slightly slowed down, but without losing momentum. Instead of cheap new versions, a wind of new life has been blown into these tracks, giving them an entire new dimension. The originals are far from dead, but still, I feel a whiff or resurrection.

I'm not going to bore you by writing out favorites from the 10 tracks of this album. They are all favorites, they are all special, they are all there for a purpose and they have all sent out Cupids to hit me with their arrows. Strangely enough, I woke up this past night with a gasp and a pain in my shoulder, in my dream, I had a broken off arrow in just that shoulder. Perhaps it was one of the Cupid's arrows from this album, still remaining stuck to my flesh.

I can only hope that Diary of Dreams will take inspiration from this release for their future work. They were great before (in most cases), but here, I really think they've found something and I wish to hear more of this, a lot more.

This is probably my favorite release this year. Does not matter if you are a fan or Diary of Dreams, or never heard them before. Either way, 'The Anatomy of Silence' is worth your time, your money and your emotions.
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Brutal Resonance

Diary of Dreams - The Anatomy of Silence

9.5
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Accession Records
Diary of Dreams' new album 'The Anatomy of Silence' takes new and old songs from the history of the band and dresses them up in an acoustic suite. The songs are taken from a mixture of the last 12 years or so from the band and it is a good span to redress.

Even though the leap from the original to acoustic version is not great in many cases, I must say that the acoustic versions often over shines the original. I love Diary of Dreams, but here I think they've hit the nail right on.

The acoustic instruments works in perfect blend with Adrian Hates vocals, leaving me stunned, leaving me dreaming, leaving me floating into deep thought. The tracks are often slightly slowed down, but without losing momentum. Instead of cheap new versions, a wind of new life has been blown into these tracks, giving them an entire new dimension. The originals are far from dead, but still, I feel a whiff or resurrection.

I'm not going to bore you by writing out favorites from the 10 tracks of this album. They are all favorites, they are all special, they are all there for a purpose and they have all sent out Cupids to hit me with their arrows. Strangely enough, I woke up this past night with a gasp and a pain in my shoulder, in my dream, I had a broken off arrow in just that shoulder. Perhaps it was one of the Cupid's arrows from this album, still remaining stuck to my flesh.

I can only hope that Diary of Dreams will take inspiration from this release for their future work. They were great before (in most cases), but here, I really think they've found something and I wish to hear more of this, a lot more.

This is probably my favorite release this year. Does not matter if you are a fan or Diary of Dreams, or never heard them before. Either way, 'The Anatomy of Silence' is worth your time, your money and your emotions.
Oct 30 2012

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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