What can I say about the tittle track? Oh my God! The most perfect, aggressive, sensational in the whole album, reminiscent of Meshuggah in parts with the guitar work. (…) Simply astonishing icks, riffs and solos (…) Thiago Oliveira was as perfect as a ‘Jack and Coke’!
Some of the guitar work and songwriting on display, at times, even rivals Nevermore at the height of their powers
“(…) the intricate guitar work on ‘Disconnection System’ would make for a challenging level on Guitar Hero.”
Next we have the title track, Shadow Work (…) this track features some very intricate lead work throughout, that is sure to capture the listeners attention.
Shadow Work is all-out technical prog metal with an array of intricate guitar work and extreme tempos that stand on equal footing with Dane’s sweeping range. (…). Chemistry and technical prowess are matched as the guitars jump between crunchy rhythms and intricate leads (…)
“Mother Is The Word For God,” and it still shatters my neural receptors whenever I hear it. Coming in at nearly ten minutes of playing time, this is the kind of immense complexity that I’ve known and loved for decades. At times it is loaded to the brim with chugs, but erupts into absolute mayhem in the form of incredible guitar acrobatics.”
(…) he finale is “Mother Is the Word for God,” which in almost ten minutes shows all the facets of the musician (…), from lofty pathos, soft tones to massive guitar overkill.