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Cover picture of Norbert Krueler aka Shamall from his latest release "Schizophrenia"

Shamall – the official pages

Eclipsed Rock Magazin: “One of his most exciting works…”

Norbert Krüler alias Shamall doesn’t do it under a double-album. This time he deals with the shoals of the human mind to mental illness, uncomfortable truths and agonizing self-discovery. Musically, he spans exactly the same cosmos as always, namely Floydy sceneries, equipped with strong electronic means, but also hard guitars, but he succeeds with “Schizophrenia” one of his musically most exciting works. Right away the almost twenty-minute title track unfolds slowly but powerfully, extremely proggish and gloomy, with the necessary big dynamics and a very cool, high-flying floydy synthesizer solo.

“Foolin’ myself” shines in return with wonderful acoustic guitar. Shamall indulges in many instrumentals: sometimes neo-classical (“Thoughts”), sometimes spacey and offbeat (“On the run”), sometimes prog-metal opera (“World of Emotions”). Otherwise, fittingly, he often sings in high lament registers. Lots of bombastic longtracks, lots of recurrent musical themes and, as always, everything is one continuous movie that is like a mental rollercoaster ride you have to get into.

P.S.: Great surrealistic artwork.
Top-Track: Schizophrenia
Bewertung: 8/10
c/o Walter Sehrer, Eclipsed Rock Magazin 12/2019 – 01/2020

The track “All the Answers” is included on the new Eclipsed sampler “Music from Time and Space, Vol. 72”.
More info also on the Eclipsed website: https://www.eclipsed.de/de/aktuell/music-time-and-space-vol72

“…As always SHAMALL offers great cinema for the mind. This time the musical theme is even darker: tormenting thoughts to the point of mental self-destruction. Musically, all Eloy and Pink Floyd fans are addressed. “All The Answers” is a nine-minute maelstrom of electronically augmented art rock with hard rock sprinklesn….”
c/o Eclipsed, 11/2019

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