|Review: Shadowland - Lost City|
Year released: 2020
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: July 9, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 4/5 (80%) (3 Votes)
Well, this was unexpected. Shadowland are a relatively new band with a demo released in 2018 and a well-received EP in 2019 and now this, a short 7" EP (also available digitally) that just makes you beg for more.
Shadowland's brand of heavy metal is very old school but served with a modern and clear production that really gives the music some added punch. The highlight here is Tanya Finder's vocals. She has a powerful, kind of dark style that really stands out and it's impossible not to want to sing along (I don't, because that would be horrible). Both songs here are heavy and catchy and reminiscent of the heavier spectrum of early 80s NWOBHM so, while accessible enough to draw in the unsuspecting, those metal fans who like their metal heavy, crunchy, powerful with a hint of darkness will also find quite a bit to like on Lost City. I don't know if they have the chops to keep up this kind of quality for a full-length album, but Shadowland are definitely a band worth watching.
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