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5 stars Is this human behavior is the eleventh album of Shamall and it is a really magnificent masterpiece which tells it's own tale. This album contains everything i want from music. Intelligent compositions, terrific sound and music played by the heart.. It's one more awesome treasure from this german melodic prog band. There are no breaks between the songs, so that it feels like a long journey when enjoying the CD's. Many influences from bands like Pink Floyd, ELP, or Manfred Mann's Earth Band are inside the music. But it has a warm unique style. It's classical Progressiv-rock with modern exciting elements. Hard to compare to other bands. I love this style and i love this band. Highly recommended.
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3 stars Sounding for all the world like a full band effort, Shamall's Is This Human Behaviour? is in fact the product of one man - multi-instrumentalist Norbert Krueler. Krueler isn't so hot when it comes to vocals, which prove to be his Achilles heel on this recording which prevents it from aspiring to the absolute highest ratings, but at the same time it's a suitable match for the Eloy-like neo-prog space rock you get here (since I've always thought Eloy were never especially brilliant on the vocals front and his performance here does sound rather Eloy-ish). It's a long, epic album and risks outstaying its welcome at points, but if you particularly like Eloy's Planets-era style you might dig it.
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