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Shadowman - Secrets & Lies album review

The best melodic rock you can get this month

Cover art for Shadowman - Secrets & Lies album

Teaming FM frontman Steve Overland with former Export guitarist Steve Morris and the Thunder-ous rhythm section of Chris Childs and Harry James, Shadowman keep things bluesy and powerful but deeply tune-conscious on their fifth album, their style distilling best with Automatic. Guest keys from erstwhile FM man Didge Digital are another delight.

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.