Shadow Shadow

Japan's Shadow is yet another band playing rehashed Gothenburg metal. They do it great, though, instantly bringing Arch Enemy and In Flames to mind. However, with this genre already over saturated and half-forgotten, what we need is some bands injecting new ideas into the old ones and making unique sounds. Shadow merely recreates what's already been done, which at this point is a third generation of a genre that was really over hyped to begin with. Still, I guess this can hold us over until the new Arch Enemy reaches these shores. (Century Media)