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Review: ShadowKeep - ShadowKeep

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 55:01
Tracks: 11
Genre: Progressive Power Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: May 24, 2018
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Readers Rating

Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (9 Votes)

Shadowkeep's return after 10 years since their last output could not be more positive. Combining elements of bands like Crimson Glory, Destiny's End and Helstar, the British act tuned their sound perfectly in their self-titled fourth release so that Rivera's vocals could shine. Combining pieces of mythology such as the sword of Damocles and the Minotaur of Crete in the lyrics with some traditional Prog/Power elements akin to the US scene, Chris Allen and Nicki Robson (guitars) managed to create some of their best works to date. Tracks like "Flight Across the Sand", "Angels and Omens" and the awesome "Minotaur" stand out from the rest thanks to Rivera's howls, Allen and Robson's twin guitars and a highly proficient instrumental work by Omar Hayes (drums) and Stony Grantham (bass). An above-average release with above-average musicians, with James Rivera in the mix; there's no way it could've gone wrong.

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