SHADOW GALLERY — Legacy

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Album · 2001

Tracklist

1. Cliffhanger 2 (13:05)
2. Destination Unknown (7:01)
3. Colors (7:02)
4. Society Of The Mind (5:23)
5. Legacy (5:04)
6. First Light (34:17)

Total Time 71:54

Line-up/Musicians

- Brent Allman / guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, keyboards
- Mike Baker / vocals
- Carl Cadden-James / bass, vocals, flute
- Chris Ingles / keyboards
- Joe Nevolo / drums
- Gary Wehrkamp / guitars, keyboards, vocals, bass, sound effects

Guest musicians

- Terri Mallette Smith / vocals (tracks 2, 6)
- Rachael Galassi / violin, viola

About this release

Release date: May 15th, 2001
Label: Roadrunner, Magna Carta

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martindavey87
Having really hit their stride with the 'Tyranny' album, Shadow Gallery are back with 'Legacy', an album that is similar stylistically, though does away with the concept album format and features only six songs, and some rather ambitious ones at that.

Shadow Gallery's brand of progressive metal has always taken a more melodic approach than other bands of the genre, and while their guitar riffs can elicit plenty of headbanging, it's in the vocals and melodies that the groups strengths lie, with 'Legacy' being chock-full of catchy chorus's and interesting harmonies. Expertly produced to give the music the punch it needs, yet straying away from being too heavy or brutal. The Pennsylvania-based band have the right blend to appeal to fans of metal and softer rock alike.

The true centerpiece of the album is 'First Light', a 34-minute epic that serves as a smorgasbord of every possible element that gives Shadow Gallery their defining sound. The track can lull from time to time, but the highlights more than compensate for that. The middle section of the song features some of the bands finest musical virtuosity and vocal harmonies, making it a challenging yet rewarding listen.

Songs like 'Colors', 'Society of the Mind' and the title track 'Legacy' are all shorter songs that can be considered some of the bands best work. As per usual, the musicianship is incredible, finding a perfect balance between heavy and melodic, and Mike Baker's beautiful vocals are an absolute joy to listen to.

The duration of the songs can make for some demanding listens, which will ensure that while 'Legacy' contains some of Shadow Gallery's best compositions, it's probably not their best album overall. But hey, it's still a damn good one, and that's what matters!

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