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3 stars For a band that has only made 3 albums in almost 30 years, the band never split up and after many years of inactivity they jump on the opportunity to make a video with the "charity club" of Metal Mind productions who has invited all Neo Prog band to play in Poland for a few bucks. Shadowland is another project from Clive Nolan when he has nothing to do with Arena, Pendragon or others projects with some female singers... The music is a bit similar to those bands with a Karl Groom touch on guitar and the vocals of Clive which is not the best singer but does an honest job like he did with Caamora. After a standard rock start to the show, "The Whistleblower" brings some progressive rock passages with a different mood. "Mephisto Bridge" has a dark intro followed by one of many Karl Groom guitar solo. "Hall of Mirrors" contains some definitive Arena/Marillion flavors with big instrumental parts and tasty keyboards lines from Mike Varty. "Edge of Night" is a song only available on a compilation album and still has that Arena influence. "Dream of the Ferrymen" is coming from a recurrent dream of Clive about a serial killer. The heavy guitar riffs on this one are trying to capture the dark nature of the lyrics. This song again could have been on an Arena album. In conclusion, the show is well shot by Metal Mind with enough visual to keep things enjoyable. But the music is not for those who want to hear the best Neo Prog Bands, but it's close. If you don't have enough Neo Prog music, this is a nice complement to the IQ type of bands.
rdtprog | 3/5 |


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