Swedish heavy/power metallers MANIMAL had a great start in 2009, when they released their debut album “The Darkest Room”.
Right away it hit the album charts in their home country Sweden on #36 and received worldwide critical acclaim. The intelligent
mixture of powerful melodic metal and a few progressive elements made MANIMAL one of the genre’s most promising new acts.
Since a few years already, the Gothenburg-based band has now worked on the follow-up. And it definitely was worth the wait!
“Trapped In The Shadows” is a splendid album, delivering energetic, melodic metal which impressively blends “Painkiller”-Judas
Priest with the best of Queensryche: the perfect symbiosis of power and finesse! Also, please welcome legendary vocalist Udo
Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-Accept) who has a guest appearance on the track “The Journey”. Mixed and mastering of “Trapped In
The Shadows” was handled by Achim Koehler (Primal Fear, Brainstorm, Sinner).
02. March Of Madness
03. The Dark
04. Trapped In The Shadows
06. Man-Made Devil
07. Silent Messiah
08. The Journey
09. Screaming Out