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Shadow Gallery


Progressive Metal

4.11 | 446 ratings

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5 stars Shadow Gallery is a rare case. Without vast differences in their music, I find each album unique in its way. You can feel the development of their music without finding any weaknesses on their first albums. An all this led to Room V.

It is an extraordinary album, probably their best so far. As you listen you can never guess how the next song will be like. Sometimes the music is complex and sometimes the beauty of simplicity does the work. Every musician of the band knows what he is doing in the song and he does it masterly. There is a sense of secureness and calm that emerges. In this album they insist on the melodies without making it pop. You feel that the soft parts fits to the story and the lyrics. In their strong parts exists the feeling of 70's and the metal of 90's all mended in their style. It is heavy and groovy.

Some may say that the influence of Dream Theater is very obvious. I agree only if you are trying to categorize the band in the broad sense of Progressive Metal. Past this I believe that this band is moving in a different direction. And in Room V they paint their music in different colors, their unique colors.

This album can make you feel and each time you listen the feeling is alway there. It gets to you. Progressive not only in a technical way. Deservedly a masterpiece.

Sophocles | 5/5 |


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