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Shadow Gallery


Progressive Metal

3.71 | 204 ratings

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3 stars The weird thing to me about Shadow Gallery is.........................Why do I keep on buying their CDs!!??!? And it's this.................There's always at least 1 good song on each of their CDs and this/these song are SO good that I seem to be able to forgive all the cheese that consumes about 50 to 70% of their entire work of music. On Legacy its "Cliffhanger part 2". This song is about as good as it gets in prog. rock/metal. At 13 minutes long, it has a soft intro. When the vocals kick in so does the precise and tight drums and bass, Even though its a fairly slow tempo the rhythm section is as tight as a gnats butt... but this is only a foreshadowing of things to come. At around 5 or 6 minutes there is an instrumental section that rivals anything .D.T. has done (I don't say that lightly either) in intensity and 1-up musicianship. This section does not end till the very end of the song. So that's a good 8 minutes of mind blasting, over-the-top serious prog/METAL. For that song alone my 15 bucks were well spent. And although there is some other good stuff on Legacy nothing (at least to me) touches Cliffhanger 2. Now, here's my gripe.......The song "First Light" says it's over 34 minutes but in reality is only 22 min. There is a silent section that start's around 22 min. (And I do mean silent) but that does not seem to stop the clock from ticking away. And what do you get after 12 min. of silence? Ya get reverbed footsteps that ends in a door slamming shut. CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!! Still in all, when Shadow Gallery put out their next CD I'm sure that I will be on the pre- order list for that one at
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