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3.61 | 19 ratings | 3 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Stranger In The Mirror (20:28)
2. Revealing Web (7:41)
3. Play Of Light (4:03)
4. The Waste Land (7:35)
5. An Obvious Guest (8:37)
6. A Lonely Land (Without A Trace) (12:16)
7. Into The Twilight (4:26)

Total Time 65:06

Line-up / Musicians

- Giana Ara˙jo / vocals
- Luiz Alvim / keyboards and additional guitars
- Francisco Falcon / basses
- Rodrigo Martinho / drums
- Ricardo Marins - guitars

Guest Musicians:
- Marcos Eichler / lyrics
- Jorge Mathias / bass, e-bow and voice (4)

Releases information

Masque Records

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SLEEPWALKER SUN Stranger In The Mirror ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(53%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
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SLEEPWALKER SUN Stranger In The Mirror reviews

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Review by seventhsojourn
4 stars I was none too fussed with the first Sleepwalker Sun album and in fact my disappointment was such that I shelved my copy of ''Stranger In The Mirror'' until finally listening to it today. In comparison with the slightly dull experience of their debut, ''Stranger In The Mirror'' is a major step forward for this Brazilian prog-metal band. The main issue I had with their first release was the rather nasal intonation of Giana Ara˙jo's vocals, although that problem seems less evident on this disc; her voice doesn't grate on me here the way it did on the debut. They've also cranked the song writing up a notch or two with the megalithic title-track being an obvious highlight.

The band's strength remains its musicianship though; all tracks are full of motion and activity, with Luiz Alvim's shimmering Mellotron seemingly radiating from every track. This release should have strong appeal for fans of symphonic prog, especially those who like it on the heavy side. I don't know whether I'm simply a blockhead or if I need a bite of a reality sandwich, but I don't think there's a great deal of metal on offer here. No matter how Sleepwalker Sun are categorised I'm surprised to see that ''Stranger In The Mirror'' has only garnered one review so far. Anyway, it's the business and it doesn't deserve to be banished to obscurity so hopefully some readers will at least visit the band's website to check out their mp3 samples.

Review by b_olariu
3 stars 3.5 stars

Brazilian prog rock/metal scene for almost 4 decadesis a busy scene, there are lots of bands from this country, some of them mediocre , some ok, but are some really excellent. From later category is Sleepwalker Sun. A prog rock band with some prog metal influences here and there with two albums in their pockets so far. Stranger in the mirror is the second offer from 2010 and I must confess I've like a lot what I've heared here. Female vocals, long complicated instrumental arrangements, the title track is a little monster of a piece clocking around 20 min in lengh with any ingredients must have a prog band these days to really make something intresting, a total winner for my ears. Very unnoticed album, there are plenty of memorable passages and qyuite fantastic musicinship most of the time, nice vocal parts aswell. What I like very much is that they toying with an amazing ease diffrent genres, I mean they do sound like a metalized symphonic prog band, very much similar with mexican prog band Toccata for example. This band to me is quite unnoticed, both albums are well worth invistigated, nothing close to masterpice but more then ok to most pretencious listenrs. 3 stars rounded to 3.5 for sure.

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4 stars I have to admit it has taken me a long time to decode both Sleepwalker Sun albums. The reason is that this both their albums is strictly not progressive metal albums. Yes, there are some Dream Theater esque music here. But there is also a lot of other stuff here. A lot ! Gosh. Where do I star ... (read more)

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