is actually a comeback album from this German band, their first album
"Primetime" (available only on vinyl) was released back in
1989. The band's 3rd album "Time Will Tell" was released
through InsideOut in 1995, and is today a very sought after album on
the internet. Their last album - entitled "Alive" - before
"Shadowland" dates back to 1999, so it's been some what
silent in the Lee Z camp for some time.
is my first taste of Lee Z, and I must admit, that I think their
mixture of melodic metal, progressive rock and metal is a nice and
refreshing treat. 10 well crafted and played songs, all of them sound
fresh and the album has a good production that fits the songs very
album kicks off with the 2 of best songs on the entire album - the
title track clocking in at more than 7 minutes and also the albums
most progressive song, followed by "Enemy In Me", which is a
bit more laid back - almost melancholic. They aren't afraid to
incorporate softer and melodic songs either, which the wonderful
ballad "Nights In Dover" is a perfect example on. And just
listen to Paul Pauliks vocals on this song - breathtaking! The album
ends with the very nice and every emotional instrumental piece "Peaceful
Lake" - another highlight for me ... cool stuff! The rest is good,
but doesn't quite reach the heights I feel these 4 songs do.
album shouldn't disappoint any metal fan with a soft spot for melodies,
and I can only suggest, that you take a listen to this promising
German band. I know I've enjoyed my first taste of Lee Z ... more of
this please ...
tracks: "Shadowland", "Enemy In Me", "Nights
In Dover" & "