Shayd Legacy is a solo artist with a full band from Maldives that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of hard rock, neo -classical, power and melodic death metal and this is a review of his self released 2017 album "Gateways".
Melodic power/heavy metal style riffing starts off the album while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody along with some elements of neo classical and shred and a all of the tracks are all instrumental as well as some songs also bringing in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
At times the music gets very experimental and progressive sounding along with a great amount of 80's influences but also keeping everything modern while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and they also keep everything in either a slow or mid tempo direction.
On this recording Shayd legacy drops the melodic death metal influences of his previous release and focuses more on a mixture of neo-classical, heavy and power metal mixture while keeping everything instrumental and the sounds very professional for being a self released recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Shayd Legacy and if you are a fan of instrumental neo-classical and progressive metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dominion" "The Imitation Game" "Stardust" and "Kingdom of Eden". 8 out of 10.