A Time Of Shadow ($3 Special)

I'm going to cut to the chase: if you are a fan of Fish-era Marillion...if Peter Gabriel's voice makes you spooge...then you need to own this disc.

A Time Of Shadows is the second album from this Irish neo-prog band heavily influenced by vintage Marillion. Vocalist Liam Campbell is excellent and clearly from the Fish/Gabriel school. Good long tracks filled with melodies but still plenty of intricacies. Beautiful artwork from Ted Naismith rounds out a superb package. If the words "clutching-at-straws" gives you goosebumps you are a click away from musical nirvana. Highly recommended.

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Tue, 2010-06-08 09:53
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If Peter Gabriel's voice makes you spooge and you love Fish era Marillion.. then don't buy this disc. It maybe has some hints of selling England by the pound, but it is far removed from Marillion by many miles. The melodies are boring and uneventful and the playing is fair at best. You almost have to strain your ears to hear any real prog influence inthis one.
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I couldn't disagree more with the above reviewer. The band and album are a bright new light in prog. The music has the same honesty and emotion of the greats. Sounds like a lost Genesis album to me, powerful interplay between vocal melodies and intstrumentation all weaved into a moody and powerful tapestry. Touches of Pink Floyd in places esp a song 'Stranger in the looking glass'. I have peen playing this album since i bought it and it passes the classic prog test - it gets better with each listen. 10 pyramids, if I could award it. The original comment is correct, 'you need to own this disc'!
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great studio release from a new prog act. fans of Pink Floyd, early Genesis, kansas, Rush etc must get this. Excellent vocals, strong lyrics and powerful music...it's a no-brainer!
Sat, 2011-06-11 19:02
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I have heard both Dead heroes Club albums and they are both excellent. This album 'a time of shadow' is the better of the two however, Peter Gabriel era Genesis feel with more modern influences, it doesn't get much better than this for modern prog :)
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Tue, 2010-06-08 09:53
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If Peter Gabriel's voice makes you spooge and you love Fish era Marillion.. then don't buy this disc. It maybe has some hints of selling England by the pound, but it is far removed from Marillion by many miles. The melodies are boring and uneventful and the playing is fair at best. You almost have to strain your ears to hear any real prog influence inthis one.
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:53
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I couldn't disagree more with the above reviewer. The band and album are a bright new light in prog. The music has the same honesty and emotion of the greats. Sounds like a lost Genesis album to me, powerful interplay between vocal melodies and intstrumentation all weaved into a moody and powerful tapestry. Touches of Pink Floyd in places esp a song 'Stranger in the looking glass'. I have peen playing this album since i bought it and it passes the classic prog test - it gets better with each listen. 10 pyramids, if I could award it. The original comment is correct, 'you need to own this disc'!
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:53
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great studio release from a new prog act. fans of Pink Floyd, early Genesis, kansas, Rush etc must get this. Excellent vocals, strong lyrics and powerful music...it's a no-brainer!
Sat, 2011-06-11 19:02
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I have heard both Dead heroes Club albums and they are both excellent. This album 'a time of shadow' is the better of the two however, Peter Gabriel era Genesis feel with more modern influences, it doesn't get much better than this for modern prog :)
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