Pure Steel Records
Well, if their label hadn’t informed me that SHADOWBANE come from Germany I would be certain that they are a U.S. metal band. In their new release they might have a few Teutonic metal elements, but their preferences are for sure in the U.S. metal scene. Their sound is based definitely on the guitar duo which delivers harmonic melodies and thrashy riffs. Also Stefan, the singer of the band has the perfect voice for the kind of music that SHADOWBANE deliver and of course the rhythm section is steady and accurate and helps the guitarists and singer to show off their talent and abilities. I can’t say that their music reminded me of something specifically, but I think that they are close to bands like METAL CHURCH, VICIOUS RUMORS, BRAINSTORM and WARDOG. The other thing interesting with the band is that their lyrics are talking about a dystopic future and this is something that we don’t see very often in our days. SHADOWBANE is a well bonded band with talent and enthusiasm and in their debut album they sound confident and above all very enjoyable even for the most demanding heavy/power metal fan out there.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis