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Release date: 1998
Style: Progressive metal


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01. Stiletto In The Sand (Jihad)
02. War For Sale (January)
03. Out Of Nowhere (February)
04. Mystery
05. Hope For Us? (July)
06. Victims
07. Broken
08. I Believe (September) [feat. James LaBrie]
09. Roads Of Thunder
10. Spoken Words
11. New World Order [feat. DC Cooper]
12. Chased
13. Ghost Of A Chance (November)
14. Christmas Day

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Demonic Tutor

Some albums define genres. 1998's Tyranny is one of them. Without ever having a chance at contending with bands like Dream Theater in terms of popularity over the years, Shadow Gallery have marked the ages with several cult albums in the field of progressive metal. Tyranny is a deeply political concept album, with themes including the nature of war and the military-industrial complex. It is awesome in so many levels.

published 22.02.2014 | Comments (4)

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Sephiros7 - 16.08.2010 at 21:02  
Rating: 8 1st of a 2 album concept storyline. Very top notch proggressive music. My only spiff is he's one of those singers, at least for me, no matter how hard you pay attention to the lyrics you can't make out on the most part what in the heck he's saying. But if you read along while he is it's no problem and makes perfect sense...weird...reminds me of older James Labrie albums like "Another Day" can't understand what he's saying but it's friggin' awesome.
Sephiros7 - 16.08.2010 at 21:03  
Rating: 8 R.I.P. for the vocalist too =( Heard he passed away from a heart attack recently. He laid down some great tracks. Labrie has a special guest appearance on the album too (Or maybe it was Room V) The new lead singer on Digital Ghosts is fantastic too.
John Shock - 01.08.2014 at 03:30  
  Why the hell isn't this album on the top?!
This is top music...fuck!!!
fandango68 - 02.08.2014 at 00:21  
Rating: 9 Yeah, it's a great album... still have a lot of time for Shadow Gallery, and Mike Baker is sorely missed... RIP buddy...
CakeTrolley - 05.04.2016 at 22:58  
Rating: 9 Not much needs to be said here, one of the best progressive metal albums made!

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