Dark Man Shadow are a band from Germany that plays a very melodic, gothic and symphonic form of black/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Victims Of Negligence" which was released by Schwarzdorn Productions.
"Repayment For Committed Injustice" which is also the first song on the album starts off with some synths and clean guitar playing along with some melodic female vocals before getting heavy again with some drums and black metal screams as well as some male clean singing which also leads to some faster guitar riffing and blast beats being that come in and out of the song.
"Betrayal Of Trust" begins with clean singing male and female vocals along with some symphonic synths before adding int some drums and heavy guitar riffs and a minute later blast beats start coming in and out of the song which also lead to some more aggressive vocals and a couple of minutes later there is a brief use of spoken word parts before adding in some powerful sounding bass guitars before getting heavy again.
"Slur" open ups with some heavy guitar riffs and drums before going into a fast death /thrash direction along with some blast beats, synths and aggressive vocals while also throwing some melody in the guitar riffing and a minute later female vocals are added into the song.
"Len Dropis (Just A Letter)" starts with some acoustic guitars and melodic female vocals before adding in some drums and bass guitars which in return also lead up to some synths and after a couple of minutes heavy guitar riffs start making their presence known in the song along with some male vocals.
"Due Of Commercialisation" kicks off with heavy guitar riffs, drums and symphonic synths along with some blast beats , bass guitars and melodic male vocals a few seconds later which also utilize some death metal elements before adding in female vocals and a few seconds black metal screams come in for a few seconds.
"Seven Seasons" enters into the album with symphonic synths and spoken word parts before adding in some heavy guitar riffs which also use some melody and then adding in some bass, drums and melodic male and female vocals and a few seconds later there is a brief use of black metal vocals.
"Dying In The Corner" comes in with synths and heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums before speeding up a bit and adding in melodic yet aggressive male vocals and towards the end the female vocals come in briefly.
'Majestic Uprising" which is also the last song on the album kicks off with symphonic synths before adding in heavy guitars and drums and a few seconds later black metal screams start kicking in along with some female vocals which also lead up to some blast beats and male singing and then going into a more mid paced direction
Song lyrics cover dark, depressive and poetic themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
In my opinion Dark Mand Shadow are a very great sounding hybrid of gothic, symphonic, black and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Repayment For Committed Injustice" "Slur" and "Dying In The Corner". RECOMMENDED BUY.