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Shadow Gallery


Progressive Metal

4.11 | 446 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Shadow Gallery´s Room V is the continuation of the story present in their most celebrated CD, Tyranny. I was skeptical if they could come with something as inspired and powerful, specially after keyboards man Chris Ingles has left the band (although he does get some writing credits). .Fortunatly they did not try to duplicate that sound and style but go forward. Thus comes this CD, in which their fine musicality comes intact. In fact, they sound evolve into more progressive than ever.

Shadow Gallery is one of those rare cases in prog metal that virtuosity is used sparingly, only when the song calls for it. This is a group efford where the music as a whole comes first. The musicanship is superb: Gary Wehrkamp has a very unique guitar style and also plays all the keyboards on this album (and does it like he was born with a piano by his hand!). the storyline may be a little cliche sometimes, but it is good anyway. Arrangements are varied and tasteful, the backing vocals are quite original and subtle. This album may not have the same impact as Turanny, but it grows on you with every listening. Most of the songs can be heard individually without problem, but it works better if you follw the story sequence.

All in all a great sequel to a classic. I´m looking forward to hear what those guys are going to do next. Highly recommended!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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