This is a popular prog metal album featuring the late Mike Baker on vocals.
Shadow Gallery – Tyrany (1998) ***** out of *****
Reviewed on Prog-Net by Steve Fulham
“If you like extremely melodic music with a heavy edge, you´ve gotit here! This is one of the best albums i´ve ever heard along with Queensrÿche´s “”Operation Mindcrime”". This is music to the service of melody, great vocal harmonies, you´ll find smooth parts mixed with heavier ones with crunchy guitars in others. Some guests are feeding the beauty of it all. James Labrie sings a tiny part in one song and the great voice of D.C. Cooper from “”Royal Hunt”" can be heard on the wonderful “”New WorldOrder”". And if that wasn´t enough, this album ends with the splendid ballad that is “”Christmas day”". The music will remind you of Queensrÿche, Kansas at times and even Styx. People, you owe it to yourself to checkthis one out. This is the kind of album that won´t push you to the limit with complexity but it certainly will leave you floating somewhere in heaven.”
Shadow Gallery – Tyrany (1998) **** out of *****
Reviewed on Prog-Net by Hogarth
If there was ever a band that COMPLETELY ripped off the sound of other artists, it´s Shadow Gallery. Tyranny sounds like the love child of Queensryche and Dream Theater. Regardless, in this vein, it´s excellent. Sounding like an “Operation: Mindcrime” told from the view of a Weapons Engineer (with AOL references and more), it´s an acceptable “they´re all outto get you” conspiracy album with a very important message: “The Best Things In Life are Free.” Well, not always, boys, as this CD cost me $11.99. But if you´re a fan of melodic prog metal, I think you´ll find moments on Tyranny that are mostly memorable, even if sounding like someone else´s material. A tight, tight band that will continue to please ears for years.