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IMMORTAL

Shaman

 

Progressive Metal

1.85 | 14 ratings

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jampa17
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1 stars Mediocre sequel. No sense of why they didn't rename the band. This is not Shaaman!

Shaman was basically Andre Matos project. Something happened, they disbanded, and the drummer remained with the name of the band and gather up a new lineup. Shame, I think the music maybe is not that bad, but if you came with the standards of that moody dark Prog Metal that the mystical Shaman brought out in their two previous albums, this third album is a dishonor and they fail to succeed or at least remain on the standards of the disband band.

Sure, the ambience mystic surrounding is there, but they fail in the composition and the direction of the music. As the "new" lineup of Angra, this sequel of Saaman becomes into a generic Power Metal band with nothing that distinguish them of any other average band. Yeah, fast keyboard solos; yeah, fast guitar solos; yes, double bass drums all over the place. What is so exciting about? Great musicians? For sure, but the music has no soul at all, and that was the thing Shaaman was all about.

Maybe if they have a different name I won't be this disappointed but the true is that average Power Metal bands do not do anything to me. Plainly and painfully flat, formulaic and with nothing special to talk about. I'm not sure if even the fans of the previous albums would be glad with this poor shadow of the great band it was. 1 star is fair enough. Notice that I'm not clamming about the quality of the musicians (the whole band is impressive) but the lack of songwriting and the absence of musical taste is what let down the album. Sad, but true.

jampa17 | 1/5 |

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