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DIGITAL GHOSTS

Shadow Gallery

 

Progressive Metal

3.84 | 252 ratings

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Yorkie X
3 stars I'm happy with this release over all I think Shadow Gallery did a fine job with this CD considering... The late Mike Baker was one of the finest voices in prog metal (if not the finest !) and simply can't be replaced easily so to a certain degree Shadow Gallery had to take a chance on a new singer and continue on, the results aren't outstanding but the new singer is capable and fits in with the brand of prog metal Shadow Gallery plays more or less. With such a drastic thing like not having Mike Baker on vocals has left a hole, I can't deny it but the song writing on Digital Ghosts is good and consistent and the music is amazing in places. I see this as a work in progress, I believe that by the next CD all the pieces will come together but for now I have a few areas of concern with Digital Ghosts primarily the vocals , at times I wish the singing would shut up and some of the drumming done by Gary Wehrkamp (who isn't normally listed as Shadow Gallery's drummer ?) sounded a tad unprofessional, plenty of the same cluttered drum fills that start to get on my nerves reminding me of Ben Timely the drum machine from the first Shadow Gallery CD, still decent but not up to Shadow Gallery's normal high standards that stop Digital Ghosts being in the same class as Room V or Tyranny.
Yorkie X | 3/5 |

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