With a dramatic sound, a surprising degree of energy, as heavy as it is sensible, and powerfully creative melodies, that strikes out the listener in a sphere of undertaking harmonies, Behind the Shadows easily overcomes all expectations. Upon the celebratory rhythms of the record relies a redemptive collapse that has on perfect guitar lines one of the strongest components of the group, making this work a majestic, unique, original and perfect album, so exceedingly excellent that labeling it as a masterpiece seems not enough.
With one tracks way better than the other, Behind the Shadow has all the qualities necessary to be considered one of the best albums ever created on the genre, and I have no doubt they are one of the most expressive, strong, authentic and compelling acts on the genre to emerge recently from Greece. Although the album is a little short – having only thirty eight minutes – the sonorous excellence displayed in each and every track on this work is a musical statement of stylistic proficiency, melodic solidity and perfect harmony alignment, upon which all instruments converge together, in a highly energetic and precise synchronicity, reaffirming their extraordinary musical capacities, in a monumental record, shaped with so much glorious talent, that you really don’t believe your own ears.
On Behind the Shadow, everything converges so perfectly, and all the correct elements complete and complement each other with so much groundbreaking coherence, that you feel astounded while listening to this magnificent piece. Unraveling an evolutionary scale upon the genre, Hidden in the Basement delivers a furious state of the art record, developed in a lucid and very well designed style, that has all the absolute components reunited and worked exactly in the right way. As such, the group deserves to be recognized as one of the greatest acts of the genre to emerge on the contemporary underground scene.