Warrel Dane - Shadow Work



8.3 | 74 votes |
Release date: 26 October 2018

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01. Ethereal Blessing
02. Madame Satan
03. Disconnection System
04. As Fast as the Others
05. Shadow Work
06. The Hanging Garden [The Cure cover]
07. Rain
08. Mother Is the Word for God

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27.10.2018 - 20:49
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Damn, the guy had some great music in him still.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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31.10.2018 - 23:44
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
So this is a pretty great album.

Apparently Dane had 80 minutes worth of material for Shadow Work, but was only halfway done with recording the vocals before he passed away. I can only wonder whether this album would have benefitted from being twice its current length or not.

I am glad the other members decided to finish his work. It's a worthy addition to the man's discography, a long awaited continuation of Dane's solo career, and a great swansong for a legendary singer.

Some people suggested this is a cash grab by the label and/or other members and while I don't see it that way at all, the reason behind finishing this album is of no concern to me.

Musically Shadow Work is closest to The Obsidian Conspiracy and Praises To The War Machine, with perhaps a slightly bigger focus on fast, aggressive riffs, which are great. I am however not a big fan of the lead guitar playing. To me it's just sterile shredding and lacks identity. Something a guitarist like Loomis had in spades.

This album proves to me that Dane still had a lot of great music to give us and I can only imagine what a reconciliation and reunion album with Nevermore would have been like.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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