BAND SHADOWKEEP ALBUM SHADOWKEEP LABEL: PURE STEEL RECORDS OUT March 30th, 2018 OUR RATING 82/100
After 10 years SHADOWKEEP is ready for a new album! The band is now striking back with a new singer James Rivera from HELSTAR, who joined the british quintet.
LET'S START FROM THE END:
With this comeback album the band is able to mix the own prog roots with classic 80's US-Metal, thanks to James Rivera and his voice with his clear stamp on the eleven smart songs,
After a soft arpeggio of intro ATLANTIS, GUARDIAN OF THE SEA starts determined with a strong drummin'job; vocals are amazing and their contribution is already clear!
FLIGHT ACROSS THE SAND is, with almost 8 mins duration, a wide song, with a complex structure made simple, enhanced by mighty vocals and continuous changes of tones.
HORSE OF WAR goes in the same way before LITTLE LION, a thoughtful song with guitar and vocals in pole position.
ANGELS AND OMENS starts powerful and it's not easy to define, thanks to many changes of time.
ISOLATION is another gem before NEVER FORGOTTEN, acoustic break full of emotions.
THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES is an instrumental tune with a fully-inspired solo to remind.
IMMORTAL DRAFTER is real and fine PROG HM, developing itself in a more modern metal tune full of emphasis.
MINOTAUR, with its almost 10 min, is pure class..nothin'else to add!
We hope not waiting others 10 years for a new platter! SHADOWKEEP are back!!
1. Atlantis 2. Guardian Of The Sea 3. Flight Across The Sand 4. Horse Of War 5. Little Lion 6. Angels And Omens 7. Isolation 8. Never Forgotten 9. The Sword Of Damocles 10. Immortal Drifter 11. Minotaur
Total Playing Time: 55:00 min
1. ShadowKeep (1999, EP) 2. Rebellion Queensryche Tribute (Queen of the Ryche) (1999, Compilation) 3. Corruption Within (2000) 4. A Chaos Theory (2002) 5. The Hourglass Effect (2008)
James Rivera – vocals Chris Allen – guitars Stony Grantham – bass Omar Hayes – drums Nikki Robson – guitars
(Thanks PURE STEEL PROMOTION)