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Artist:

Lee Z

Album:

Shadowland

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Escapi
Genre: [Progressive Metal/Rock]
Overall Rating: 8.0
Music: 8.0
Production: 8.5


Shadowland is the fifth album of Lee Z, and what a good album it is... the title track has the honour of being the album opener, and succeeds at it fairly well. Especially in the beginning of the album, Dream Theater-rip offs are scattered, but it doesn't ruin the listening experience in any way as there are plenty of original material included as well. Although Peter Pauliks' voice isn't among the best of the genre, it suits the music surprisingly well.

Musically Lee Z's Shadowland is fairly traditional progressive metal album. There are both ballads as well as heavier compositions included, and in both cases Lee Z manages to come up with the goods. Particularly the ballads are fortuitous (for example, I specifically enjoyed listening to Cold Lake and Peaceful Lake). In addition, a pleasant change occurred while the album tread towards its end - the material began to be more experimental.

Production-wise Shadowland is rather good... the sounds are both assertive and atmospheric, which isn't too easy a task to accomplish. Overall, Lee Z's new album is a good progmetal album that should gain the attention of progmetal enthusiastics around the globe. Go ahead, and give it a spin.

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- MAGE (November 13th, 2005)



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LINE-UP:
Brand, Dirk: Drums
Rethmann, Matthias: Bass
Pauliks, Peter 'Pani': Vocals
Zink, Thomas 'Tommy': Guitars, Backing Vocals
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Lee Z - Shadowland  CD  Cover Image
01. Shadowland
02. Enemy in Me
03. Cold Days
04. Save Me
05. Alive
06. Nights in Dover
07. Troublemaker
08. Sweet Surrender
09. Fallen from Grace
10. Peaceful Lake

Length: 47:00
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