Hypnosis—Shadoworld (1999)

Hypnosis—Shadoworld (1999)

Hypnosis—Shadoworld (1999)

Details

Recorded and mixed by Fred Foulquier in March 1999 at Studio Le Phare, Merignac, France. Produced by Fred Foulquier and Hypnosis. Released on Black Lotus Records, 1999.

Encyclopedia Metallum

Band

  • Cindy Goloubkoff—Guitars and vocals
  • Pierre Bouthemy—Guitars and vocals
  • Patrice Abila—Bass

Tracks

  1. Scars
  2. Introspection
  3. Dreaming
  4. Frozen shadows
  5. Fear in your eyes
  6. Garden of delights
  7. Dead souls
  8. Alone in your head
  9. Scapegoat
  10. Ashes left behind

Review

Another late review. A combination of returning to work after a three week break, but mostly because I bought Soulfly’s last two albums and found myself listening to them back-to-back on repeat (Last.fm reports 171 tracks played in the last seven days).

On my first listen through I didn’t really connect with this album; probably another reason that I’ve delayed writing a review. Giving it a second listen… I’m no closer to liking it, unfortunately. But I can’t exactly put my finger on why.

Or at least I can but I can’t quite put it into words. This album draws together various sub-genres of metal that I, if not avoid, certainly don’t entertain. It’s almost like folky pop-metal.

Conclusion

There is the odd riff or solo here or there that I quite enjoy. It’s not that any of it bad per se. It’s just that it’s not to my taste. It’s like, I could drink a can of fizzy Vimto if that is all that was left and I was thirsty enough, but generally I don’t even notice it on the shelves in the shop.

Review score: 55%

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