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Fallen Hero: Shadow Killer

  1. Mr. Dutt
  2. Redwing
  3. Are You For Me
  4. The Fall
  5. City of Light
  6. Radio
  7. Into The Night
  8. Freakshow
  9. Mailman

I hesitate to call this album industrial with the subtle exception that the second half of the release degrades into a noise frenzy rivaled only by the likes of Merzbow. The lyrics vary from totally cheesy to corny pop tunes and seem to share more in common with commercial rock than anything underground. The first half of the album is probably best to skip if you have little patience for tacky guitar accentuated synth pop as the second side is where all the action is anyways. Ignoring the lyrics and diving into the later half of the album is where one can find some of the more unique musical explorations by what might normally be a pop band. It seems that there is just enough deviance contained within Fallen Hero to save the album before it becomes to late. In any event, "Shadow Killer" isn't anything one would write home to mother about and is only notable for the novelty value of a alternative band going mildly retro if only for a moment.

Fallen Hero are:
Eric Heldt - keyboards, vocals, piano
Scott Goalkowski - keyboards, vocals, samples
Mike Carter - drums, percussion

Fallen Hero
P.O. Box 494
Watertown, NY 13601


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