Smoke And Mirrors


SHADOWICON is a female fronted Symphonic Power Metal band from Ljubljana in Slovenia. They were […]
By Katarzyna Zakolska
April 4, 2015
ShadowIcon - Smoke And Mirrors album cover

SHADOWICON is a female fronted Symphonic Power Metal band from Ljubljana in Slovenia. They were formed in 2006 and released debut album "Empire in Ruins" in 2011 and EP "Smoke and Mirrors" on 15th December 2014. On this EP listeners could hear a duet with Sascha Gerstner (HELLOWEEN), vocal choirs with Stefan Schmidt (VAN CANTO), backing vocals from Olaf Senkbeil and Betty Lenard, additional orchestrations and programming from Jeffery Hayat and Matthias Ulmer.

I love so much the track "(Now I See) Through a Mirror Darkly" where Ana Prijatelj Pelhan is singing in duet with Sascha Gerstner. Energetic Symphonic opener with stronger riffs and powerful rhythmic section. Brilliant duo with female and male. Amazing sounds guitars with power and violins with incredibly doses of energy give kick-ass vibes to this song; a potential hit This track is so memorable. The last track on album "(Now I See) Through a Mirror Darkly (Reprise)" is the same catchy track, minus the duet singing.

"If I Was the One" is the album single, where you can find nice guitars with calmer sounds and that melodic chorus together with violins and heavier riffs sounds just gorgeous! The best are keys and guitar solo, giving me extreme goosebumps. "The Edge" has commercial echoes in sounds with higher atmosphere of Symphonic elements.

"My Plea" has a gentle opener by singing and in the whole track are modern sounds. These sounds very catchy and violins perfectly sit along this track. Fabulous chorus with pulsating rhythmic section make it memorable. This refrain with choir and nice guitar solo are impressive. Piano & calmer singing in "The Beauty Of a Rose" create this song as a beautiful ballad with higher climate of riffs and then Symphonic elements building more energetic atmosphere. Here is fantastic choir in the background and guitar solo is just brilliant!

This new EP of SHADOWICON is recommended for everyone who likes to listen to modern techniques of music and to every female fronted band lover. Melodic tracks in Symphonic Power Metal style are well-worked. Here is power, energy and passion of playing music. Listenable also is the experience of these excelelnt musicians. This is a perfect mix with catchy sounds and highly recommend these sounds to everyone who loves melodic, beauty and kick-ass songs!

8 / 10


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"Smoke And Mirrors" Track-listing:

1. (Now I See) Through a Mirror Darkly (Duet with Sascha Gerstner)
2. If I Was the One
3. The Edge
4. The Beauty Of a Rose
5. My Plea
6. (Now I See) Through a Mirror Darkly (Reprise)

ShadowIcon Lineup:

Ana Prijatelj Pelhan - Vocals
Tomaž Lovšin - Guitars
Bojan Kostanjšek - Guitars
Peter Smrdel - Keyboards
Matej Ravšelj - Bass Guitars
Žiga Ravšelj - Drums

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