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).