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ROOM V

Shadow Gallery

 

Progressive Metal

4.12 | 344 ratings

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Menswear
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4 stars The successor of the very impressive Tyranny is finally here, and I think we have a winner!

Despite the similar flaws of Tyranny, Room V is delivering strongs melodies, arpegoes of guitars and groovy textures of keyboards making this album a sure winner. Lots of melodies are tending on the 'Journey' side of Shadow Gallery. Lots of choruses could take you back in 1989 and the production seems to capture that era too. Waddaya want? Shadow Gallery seems to be stuck in a moment, where snake skin boots and lycra leotars were selling. Why not, grab a cherry coke, put on your Poison t-shirt and sing loud, sing proud because this cookie has more catchy melodies than Tyranny.

The double cd version has 2 main appeals: the making of the cd and the Pink Floyd medley. Basically the making of is just a guy telling you the (8 hours long) story about the Tyranny/ Room V plot. And frankly, it could be a blockbuster movie, despite the many Da Vinci Code references. The Floydian medley is fluid, accurate and not too much apart of what Pink Floyd did themselves. So it's good for a quick fix of your favorite tunes, not more.

It's basically hard to say anything else than 'go get this is you liked Tyranny.' They're pretty much the same record althought Room V has a lot of good tunes and seems to be a lot less heavy.

Hey Baker, Axl Rose called, he wants his hair back.

Menswear | 4/5 |

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