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5 stars After a series of concerts in 2012 where the reception of the public was very warm, Shylock decided to replay and re-record their most famous pieces to make a Best Of entitled: "The Sum of Parties". We also find the initial numbering of pieces, this counting shrouded in mystery which participated in the strangeness surrounding. Shylock's music has always taken on a special dimension on stage. For this reason, most of the recording was done in a live studio. The band insisted that, while remaining faithful to the spirit of the time, this music takes advantage of technological progress made in more than thirty years. With an original introduction and the short 'chorale' in the finale, 'Le Cinqui'me' is the piece that includes the most modifications. These additions replace the repetitive sections and the weird percussion passages unfortunately abandoned. The mixing and recording are at the top, although I regret that the bass is too far behind what was done at the time, especially on the album "'le de Fi'vre". Moreover, this Best Of does not include the pieces that had the influence of "Starless & Bible Black".

Magnificent result, Shylock fans will be delighted! And those who do not know, will be able to discover this group thanks to this inescapable masterpiece.

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