Shadow (EP)

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wildfirelink Excellent taste of extremely well-performed prog-metal on this EP. As alluring as the music itself is, the centerpiece on this buffet of brilliance falls on the shoulders of the talented vocalist. Seriously, she has one of the best ranges of vocal styles I've ever heard not just from a female singer, but from all singers everywhere. Highly recommended, and I can't wait for a full release. I have no doubt it will blow this already near-perfect sampling away. Favorite track: Shards - Pt II: Shadow.
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Spear Sounds very much like a female-fronted Symphony X, but- and I don't say this lightly- Noa is a much more interesting vocalist than Russel Allen. If you are even a fringe fan of power-prog, you do yourself a disservice by not owning this album. Favorite track: Shards - Pt I: Birds.
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Hyllis The whole band is amazing, but the singer is just outstanding.
This is clearly the most impressive vocals I ever heard, and melody parts are also close to it.
You really don't want to miss that band. Favorite track: Tantibus.
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released February 15, 2015

Music: Orr Didi, Noa Gruman, Somnia
Lyrics: Orr Didi

Lead Vocals: Noa Gruman
Drums: Yoav Steel Weinberg
Guitars: Yadin Moyal
Bass: Yanai Avnet
Keyboards: Lior Goldberg

Choir: Yarden Gruman, Ita Mar, Shani Gruman, Carmel Cohen
Additional Keyboards and Classic Guitar: Orr Didi

Recording and Mixing: Cast Iron studios, Erez Yohanan
Additional Recording and Voice Editing: Noa Gruman
Mastering: Jens Bogren

Photography: Shay Dashevsky
Art: Alejandro Bitran
Design: Lior Goldberg, Alejandro Bitran

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Track Name: Shards - Pt I: Birds
What lies beyond the door?
Sights that I have seen before
Urges I've been searching for
Can't reach them anymore
And birds outside my window
Shards of childhood memories

Through the window on the wall
I look down, afraid to fall
The shadow lays there tall
Scared I'll lose my soul
And birds outside my window
Shards of childhood memories
Though I still wait for gravity to stop and set me free

I remember my mother's tears as she wept upon my bed
My child, she said to me, trouble lies ahead
Now that voice starts to dissipate, so hard to recognize
A silluohette of what once was dims before my weary eyes
And a voice calls to me from inside
MUST I LIVE THIS MISERABLE LIFE?

Mockingbird sings my lullaby and then flies to another land
Leaving me with teardrops and feathers in my hand
I see the sun and the ocean far away and shining bright
And make them a promise that someday I will take my flight
And a voice calls to me from inside
MUST I LIVE THIS MISERABLE LIFE?

Who's that tapping on my door?
Just a shadow on the floor
Where are you? I implore
Can't sense my soul no more
And birds outside my window
Shards of fading memories
Yet I still wait for gravity to stop and set me free
Track Name: Shards - Pt II: Shadow
EDGE OF INSANITY
MERGING REALITY
DRIFTING HUMANITY
THE SIN OF VANITY
SHATTERED DUALITY
(Preparing to fall)
VERGE OF BRUTALITY
UNFOLDING TRAVESTY
THE GREAT CALAMITY
(I'm losing control)
EDGE OF INSANITY
(Eyes rise towards the sky)
SHARDS OF REALITY
DENOUNCING GRAVITY
(My final goodbye)
THE SIN OF VANITY

Shadow, oh shadow, I finally hear
A voice once forgotten ­ now crystal clear
Memories of grief are lies I deny
Now I see us both try

Shadow, oh shaodow, perhaps I was wrong
The means for my dream were here all along
Please teach me how birds fly because I
Can see us both
Conquer the sky and rise
Into a dream
Up to the challenge
And though it may seem
Impossible, I know it's plausible
That we will
fly
(run away)

(pave a way)
way
(fly away)
(far away)

On to the open sea
Where we belong
When the wind takes us higher
We're hovering above it all
Through the velvet clouds
Rising towards the sun
Hearts drawn to the distance
Deceiving victory

EDGE OF INSANITY
(Preparing to fall)
MERGING REALITY
DRIFTING HUMANITY
(I'm losing control)
THE SIN OF VANITY
SHATTERED DUALITY
(Eyes rise towards the sky)
VERGE OF BRUTALITY
UNFOLDING TRAVESTY
(My final goodbye)
THE GREAT CALAMITY

Shadow, oh shadow, I must not fear
Our path is unclear, dawn's hour draws near
The haven of darkness will soon disappear,
Yet a voice still says
Cloudy nights shelter frail wings from the sun
Under the moon dreams can still carry on
Oceans of sunlight await you tomorrow
so fly
(hold on tight)
to­
(fear the light)
night
(take your flight)
(to the night)

On to the open sea
Where we belong
When the wind takes us higher
We're hovering above it all
Through the velvet clouds
Rising towards the sun
Hearts drawn to the distance
Deceiving victory

SHATTERED DUALITY
(Preparing to fall)
VERGE OF BRUTALITY
UNFOLDING TRAVESTY
(I'm losing control)
THE GREAT CALAMITY
EDGE OF INSANITY
(Eyes rise towards the sky)
SHARDS OF REALITY
DENOUNCING GRAVITY
(My final goodbye)
THE SIN OF VANITY

The sights you wish to see
Having, loving, running free
Everything you wish could
Become reality
The birds outside your window
Never wait for gravity
Track Name: Shards - Pt III: Gravity
I wait for gravity to show me how I cannot move
There are some secrets to the voice that I hear in my
head...
I dream to reach the stars, but honestly I cannot prove
That I can fly

Afraid of heights
I wait for the sun
I WAIT FOR THE SUN TO BURN MY PRECIOUS WINGS
For I won't fly at night
WASHING AWAY MY DREAMS WITH THE TIDES
In feathers and wax
I reach for the skies
SECRETLY HOPING TO BURN AND DIE
For failure is not an option

OH, WHY WOULD I DARE TO TRY?

We waited for this day so long that our minds have gone
Beyond the towering skies beneath our dreaded home
Stumbling on ivory dreams, delusional fantasies where we
fly on...
On to the open fields
Where they belong
Hearts drawn to the distance
Minds lost in misery

Afraid of heights
I wait for the sun
I WAIT FOR THE SUN TO BURN MY PRECIOUS WINGS
For I won't fly at night
WASHING AWAY MY DREAMS WITH THE TIDES
In feathers and wax
I reach for the skies
SECRETLY HOPING TO DROWN AND DIE
For failure is not an option

Let the winds take you high
Lift your eyes to the sky
And though dawn will come soon
You can still touch the moon