have been a fan of Shadow Gallery ever since they released "Carved
In Stone" back in 1995, and have gotten used to, that their
albums are far between. This time it has taken them 4 years to create
a new album - "Room V" is their fifth album overall and the
second part of "Tyranny" concept they began in 1998.
with the familiar fashion we are served intense progressive metal,
which is true to their own sound, so the trademark sound we know and
love from them are still around. Laura Jaeger, who was a part of
"Tyranny" returns and delivers a wonderful duet with Mike
hard to question anything on this great album, because it is by far
the best produced Shadow Gallery album ever, all 14 songs are of the
high standard we are used to from them. The vocals from Mike Baker are
excellent, the instrumental passages are great, the guitar leads are
equally great, the keyboards parts are also flawless, and the rhythm
section lays down the foundation with ease ... but why isn't it as
great as "Tyranny" then? I miss the standout tracks on this
album, they are all great, but not one or two stands out and make my
don't worry too much, because you still get 75 minutes of progressive
metal par excellance. And if you like their earlier stuff, then I
promise you you'll love this one as much as the others ... so get this
album and enjoy the music!
tracks: "Comfort Me", "Torn", "The Archer Of
Ben Salem", "Room V" & "Rain"