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   SILENT EDGE
The Eyes Of The Shadow
2003
DVS Records
http://www.silentedge.com


rating: 5/5

1. Through Different Eyes
2. Savage Symphony
3. Wasted Land
4. The Curse I Hold Within
5. Crusades
6. For Ancient Times
7. Lost Conscience
8. Under A Shaded Moon
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10. Rebellion (The Awakening)

If you're into progressive neoclassical metal you just have to pick up Silent Edge's debut CD! This is top-notch stuff in every way. I'm not much of a keys-fan, so I usually don't like it much when keyboards play such an important role as on this album (comparible to Symphony X). But Minggus Gaspersz is something else. He knows how to enchant you and create atmospheres that go under your skin (his melodies in "For Ancient Times" are just incredible, atmospheric as well as passionate!!) and he loves to duel with guitarist Emo Suripatty, it gives the songs a lot of energy as well as beauty. Emo's playing is very versatile, sometimes neoclassical ("Savage Symphony"), sensitive (acoustic guitar in "The Curse I Hold Within" and many of his solos - so expressive!) or just straight out heavy. And then there is Willem Verwoert, whose powerful and emotional voice gives me goosebumps on a lot of moments on this CD, esp. in the ballads and the many slower, driven parts. All this would be worthless without good compositions but rest assured, these guys have awesome songwriting skills!!! At some moments a particular instrument may step into the spotlight, but it's always in favor of the song. There is a great balance between the keys and the guitars, there are many layers in the music that make the songs rich and leave nothing to be desired for - they will capture you for many, many spins. "For Ancient Times" and "Lost Conscience" are definitely my favorites here. Another big factor in the songs is the driven force of the amazingly tight (and powerful) drummer Marco Kleinnibbelink - what can I say... WOW! Their strongest parts are those slower, but heavy and driven parts (that drumming again!) where basically each member will just blow you away (thumbs up for the production!) although it's mainly the keys and drums that carry them - sometimes it reminds me of Angel Dust ("Wasted Lands", "Lost Conscience"). Two other gems on this album are the ballads, one with acoustic guitar ("The Curse I Hold Within") and the closer "Rebellion (The Awakening)" with piano - both carried by the incredible, emotional vocals of Willem that send chills up and down my spine. Niall Parkinson's beautiful artwork finishes it off perfectly.

submitted by Marlies 01.09.2003

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