Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Rock, Metal
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Dan Swano's follow up album to his first "Nightingale" side project "The Breathing Shadow". The first album had a little more energy but I would have to say this cd is twice as good. The songs are a tiny bit more laid back with a great tone. The drumming is 20 times better, especially since it doesn't sound like it's all synthetic from a drum machine, and Swano's talent just keeps growing as he writes more songs and albums. The first song "Deep Inside of Nowhere" rocks and the cd just progressively gets better until the last song! If you like Swano's work I still suggest checking out the "Dan Swano - Moontower" cd, the best of all his work, well maybe I shouldn't go that far but that cd does KICK ASS! As for this "Nightingale" cd, BUY IT TODAY!!!"
Another masterpiece from Dan Swano
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 11/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1996's The Closing Chronicles is the 2nd album by Nightingale, a mostly solo project from former Edge of Sanity frontman Dan Swano. Swano built his reputation in the death metal realm, but his less extreme (but just as intense) Nightingale work may be his true legacy. With Nightingale, Swano pulls together elements of progressive rock, gothic rock, metal, and even AOR into a sound that is at once dark and melodic, cold and captivating. Imagine later Paradise Lost or Amorphis crossed with Uriah Heep with a dash of Journey, all held together by Swano's impressive clean vocal style.
The album itself is the second installment in an ongoing "Breathing Shadow" saga, a multipart concept album series about...to be honest, six albums into it I still have no idea what the story is about. Musically though, there is a lot to love about The Closing Chronicles. It's just as melodic as Breathing Shadow, but more progressive, and Swano's voice is in top form. It's also one of those rare albums that refuse to become background noise, holding your attention and almost transporting you to another place.
If your only exposure to Dan Swano's music is from Bloodbath or the early Edge of Sanity albums, you should know that Nightingale is not even remotely a death metal album. If you enjoyed the clean vocals on Crimson, or the more progressive musical style of Moontower, you'll definitely want to check out Nightingale. Alive Again is probably the best Nightingale release, but The Closing Chronicles is a close second.