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Tyranny

Shadow GalleryAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Stiletto In The Sand (Act I) 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. War For Sale (Act I) 5:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. Mystery (Act I) 5:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Hope For Us? (Act I) 6:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Victims (Act I) 5:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Broken (Act I) 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I Believe (Act II) 8:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Roads Of Thunder (Act II) 6:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Spoken Words (Act II) 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. New World Order (Act II) 8:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Chased (Act II) 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Ghost Of A Chance (Act II) 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Christmas Day (Act II) 5:40$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 22, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: September 22, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Magna Carta
  • ASIN: B00000AGAG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buy this cd February 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
After hearing parts of Shadow Gallery's "Carved In Stone" cd, I had decided that this was a band that I would ignore. But I borrowed "Tyranny" from a friend. And it has lived in my cd player ever since. It has all the elements of a prog. classic. It starts with the Dream Theater inspired "Stiletto in the Sand" and "War for sale". From there, the band mixes styles of hard and soft rock, while keeping a prog style intact. There are really no over the top, complex odd-time signatures. The song writing is very good and mysterious with "Hope for us" and "Christmas day". All in all, a very good and impressing album from Shadow Gallery.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS NOW September 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Masterpiece comes to mind. Also Solid Masterpiece is appropriate...

Having started with DT eons ago, and like most who were encouraged by the rebirth of quality music in the modern age (if tragically underground), I hungered for more "prog", a genre of music that really can only be pigeonholed as musicians who wield epic emotion but aren't satisfied without pushing envelopes at the same time...which really is simply characterized as the greatest music possible.

This virtousic concept album about apprehension towards corporate greed takes me back to that first Dream Theater or Queensryche album I heard, but at times Shadow Gallery surprises even myself into begging for placement into the forefront of popular music. It's that good.

One of the greatest songs I have ever heard is a keystone to this album: "I Believe." It is a good represenation of what Shadow Gallery produces in their finest moments. Layers of intellectually strewn choruses, virtuosic passages of dueling guitars/keys, and just heart-wrenching emotion. Top quality production and diversity even within itself. The here-then-gone cameo of James laBrie doesn't hurt. One of the most rare finds in humanity is technical proficiency coupled with fantastic expression and personality. I find this review staying very short, because put simply, it's all here.

It's been a while since there's been an album I've been addicted to so much. Every time I put it back on the shelf, I change my mind and listen to it one more time. Whenever I'm not listening to it and I think of it, I must go play it. That reminds me...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creativity and Content December 10, 2002
Format:Audio CD
First and foremost I must confess that I am a middle aged father and a RUSH fan extaordinaire, that being said I find lyrical content as equally important as the music which it is contained within. Please avoid the travesty of NOT buying this disc.
First listen got my attention but failed to really grab me as let's say, Symphony X's V CD did, which is also a great CD. It was not until I put on my Grado headphones and really listened, I mean intently listened to the whole album all the way through, did I get it.
Musically profficient, lyrically honest and collectively moving - this effort earned a spot in my elite "best of" library. Thirty+ people can't be wrong when rating this album 4 stars or better. I signed their guestbook and one of the band members emailed me back thanking me for my support, this is not your average band.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top five rock concept album February 7, 2004
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Format:Audio CD
It's a masterpiece. It was my first Shadow Gallery album, I wanted to check them out, and it was the right decision. From the first listen, I knew these guys are on the top of the Prog Rock/Metal bands of the era, second only to the Dream Theater gods. Tyranny is very melodic, intelligent, vocals are excellent (the guests add even more beauty). Shadow Gallery style is less heavy than Dream Theater, but DT's influence can be felt (It's prog after all!!). I felt also a slight influence by Yes, yet I am not sure. Get this album, in fact buy all of their albums, I got them after Tyranny and they are as good if not better!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Gallery Is Open February 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have been a big fan of Shadow Gallery from the moment that I played their first cd "Shadow Gallery". As a fan of both progressive rock and heavy metal one would think that I would be a huge fan of the progressive metal genre. This is not the case, far from it. Most of the progressive metal bands that I have heard over the years really do not appeal to me. The bands that I have come across that I do like are Angra, Antithesis, Divine Regale, Magellan, Fountain of Tears, Extol and of course Shadow Gallery. To my ears I hear the influence of many different bands including Queen, Kansas, Dream Theater, Queensryche, Savatage, Metallica and Yngwie Malmsteen. Shadow Gallery mixes all of these influences and creates a unique mix that is new and original. In my opinion "Tyranny" is their best release to date. Actually each cd has been a vast improvement over the previous one. I really enjoy every aspect about this band. All of the musicians are extremely talented, high lighted by strong, passionate lead vocals, wonderfully enchanting backing vocals and two excellent guitar players who play great rhythms as well as some riping solos. The real strength of this band is thier songwriting. Anyone can be technically proficient on thier instrument, however it takes great talent to write good songs and this band excels in both areas. The music of Shadow Gallery takes me on a wonder musical journey. The songs range from fast, guitar driven tracks to slow piano ballads. On "Tyranny" I would say that the two biggest influences that I hear are Queensryche and early Queen, two great bands. In no way am I saying that this cd sounds just like Queen or Queensryche. As I said earlier Shadow Gallery mixes their varied influences into something new. I do beleive that fans of these two bands, as well as fans of good progressive rock, may like this cd. Give it a shot.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars EPIC MELODIC PROG METAL
Excellent band / Album . My favorite by SHADOW GALLERY . Epic songs , great playing / vocals / melody / chops. This album is a must buy ! Read more
Published 19 months ago by MelodicMetalWarrior
3.0 out of 5 stars great musicians but???????
first off... i bought this CD after hearing all the glowing reviews and i must say the band has really made tremenous strides in the form of that they've finally made a prog album... Read more
Published on August 9, 2012 by JC88
5.0 out of 5 stars Prog Metal Masterpiece
I have owned this album for about a year and listen to it regularly. Seeing that this was made in the mid '90s, this is timeless music. Everything about this album is great... Read more
Published on March 12, 2012 by J. Camp
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB
let me start by saying I really don't know anything about this band but I did get the chance to listen to this CD and it is quite superb. Read more
Published on June 15, 2008 by Baddstuff
4.0 out of 5 stars Shadow Gallery - Solid Progressive Metal
"Tyranny" is broken into two sections Act I and Act 2. It is a concept album about a man, war and the weapons of war. Read more
Published on March 31, 2008 by Steven Sly
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 stars
If I could I would give it ten stars.One of my top 5 albums of all time.I can't say enough good things.
Published on June 27, 2006 by Billy Chaser
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good - gets better with multiple listenings
Okay - when I first heard this CD, I wasn't all that thrilled. It's not my first Shadow Gallery CD - I purchased Carved in Stone before this, and actually like that better, but... Read more
Published on February 12, 2006 by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars I LUVE YOU MIKE!!!!
SORRY I HAVE TO USE CAPITAL FOR THIS BECAUSE I LOVE THIS BAND SO MUCH MIKE BAKER UR MY HERO I WISH I COULD SING LIKE U I THINK U R TEH GREATEST I WISH U WHERE POPULAR INSTEAD OF... Read more
Published on April 18, 2005 by Progmetal Warrior
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome.
i really enjoyed this shadow gallery album. great arangements.its allot more progressive then there debuit cd and their 2nd album. Read more
Published on March 9, 2005 by Susan A. Carra
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect example of excellent power prog metal
It took me a while to digest Tyranny, but once it clicked I was instantly convinced this to be one of the best power prog CDs I've heard from anybody. Read more
Published on January 27, 2004 by electricphase
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