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Shadow Gallery


Progressive Metal

4.11 | 446 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars A very good album, but not a masterpiece in my opinion...

Here you will find the typical progressive metal, with elements from Dream Theater and Symphony X, but without the personality of these bands. The singer Mike Baker is simply correct, with some very good vocal melodies by Cadden-James. The drums sound weak, like the bass guitar... The production isn't marvellous, but at least it fullfils it assignment. So this album has nothing really special in my opinion, having an average production and very predictable compositions.

The hightlights are not the harderst ones... I think the slow tempo tracks are the speciality of the band. Some chorus are very inspired in these tracks... The hardest ones have nothing really markable. I've heard a lot of bands making the same music... But better.

Best songs: Confort Me (beautiful beginning for this album...), Andromeda Strain (the best hard song of the album...), Torn (fine vocal melodies...) and Room V.

Conclusion: good songs, good composition, good interpretation, good collaborations, good production... But an absolute lack of originality!!! "Room V" is an album wich will give some funny moments for soft prog metal lovers... But if you're searching for a band with true personality or something new to offer, you're looking in the wrong direction.

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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