Shadowside – Inner Monster Out

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Brazilian band, in this third album of theirs, seems to have caught the essence about what they have to do in order to move a few steps up. They have modernized their sound more, following successful recipes, like Hydrogyn, Halestorm and others, in a relatively new wave which is blooming over the other side of the Atlantic. They have also perfectly managed their promotion; their reputation has reached Japan recently and they have even been involved in the “11th Annual Independent Awards”.

“Inner Monster Out” is generally a good album, not as good as their promotion though. You would consider my last remark as empathically put? Not at all! There is nothing bad about a band promoting system, given the fact that the band itself is really trying to become well known. The album lacks in the compositional area a bit, yet the band is capable of doing something better. Rest of specification is the ones they should be.  

Interesting guests appear on the album, such as Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Bjorn Strid (Soilwork) and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil); there is also a decent “Ace Of Spades” cover, which is also the last song of the album.

Fans should check “Inner Monster Out”. They won’t get crazy about it, they won’t get disappointed either.