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Artist: Shylock

Title: Welcome To The Illusion

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Shylock Welcome To The Illusion Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2004

Label: MTM

Catalog Number: 0681-91


Matthias Schenk vocals
Stefan Appel guitars
Hannes Lohr guitars
Matthias Appel keyboards
Steven Wussow bass
Helmuth Welther drums


1.  Welcome To The Illusion     Listen
2.  Closer     Listen
3.  Revolution     Listen
4.  But I Like It     Listen
5.  Darkness     Listen
6.  Middle Of Paradise     Listen
7.  Lose You     Listen
8.  Out In The Streets     Listen
9.  World Of The Lonely     Listen
10.  Late Night Show     Listen
11.  The Need     Listen
12.  Tomorrow     Listen
13.  Guilty     Listen
14.  Hard To Hold On     Listen
15.  I Will Come Back     Listen

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rycheage Date: February 28, 2004 at 20:30
The album is very well produced and sounds as good as others in the genre like Shakra and Bonfire. Welcome To Illusion takes the band much further and elevates them to a must-watch band in the European hard rock scene. There remains an accent with the delivery of the lead vocal, but it's a class above the debut.

From: Rockhead Date: March 4, 2004 at 7:49
VERY similar to Pyronised. I would have liked the band to maybe mix it a little as it sounds very safe. Good production, catchy songs, strong delivery but ultimately a 15 track extension of Pyronised (which I think is better)

From: Jordi Date: March 6, 2004 at 9:31
Me parecen muy muy buenos. Colman las expectativas de una gran banda. A la altura de unos Jaded Heart. Simplemente un super album.

From: Brian Date: March 11, 2004 at 15:04
Killer Album. A must for any rock fan. No fillers. Superb.

From: Thanos Date: June 5, 2004 at 0:01
Very good work... More about this album at: Grande-Rock.com. Well done guys...

From: BORDER RAT Date: June 19, 2004 at 8:14
Brilliant cd.This is one of the best cds of 2004.This band have given their fans great value for money.Most other artists give the basic 10 but these guys go the extra distance and produce 15 listenable songs.No instrumentals and no fillers - just a great rock record.

From: Shoemaker Date: July 20, 2004 at 13:17
Yes, this is a good album. Best Bonfire album for years!!!

From: Geoff Date: September 6, 2004 at 0:05
By far the best of their collection. Much more melodic than the other two, and although there are 15 tracks, almost every one is a gem. hard to pick a fave, but the sentimental ones like 'Lose you' and 'Late night show' rate high. Of the rockers, 'Closer' and 'World of the lonely' are awesome but one of the highlights for me is certainly 'But I like it' - an awesome balladic melodic rocker. Just an A-class album! Highly recommended.

From: VEGASMETAL Date: September 19, 2004 at 7:56
A Killer slice of Melodic Hard Rock / AOR!! Big Hooks , Great Vocals and tasty guitar solos. The perfect blend of Bonfire , Fair Warning , Shakra and Kingdom Come. 9.5 out of 10. ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.

From: Lynchomaniac Date: December 5, 2004 at 15:58
A really nice surprise this one, massive hooks and great melodies and a hard.edged Riffing. Classy indeed

From: Maiden1979 Date: December 18, 2004 at 17:22
A "Buy or Die" release!!!

From: Chad Date: December 18, 2004 at 23:40
Read the above posts! What an album! This is by far their best release and I enjoy their other albums. From the albums opener to the end, this one delivers. If you like the Scorpions, Shakra and hard rock in general, run, don't walk to the nearest store and endulge in this one. This is a shot in the arm to our kind of music. This one, pure and simple rocks.

From: Jordi Date: January 4, 2005 at 6:20
Guys! You need to find another producer or company. Then, your work will be the best in Germany!!

From: Melodic Master Date: January 24, 2006 at 1:03
Another company or produser? Maybe, or maybe not, but these guyz will be the biggest thing out of germany.. thier best is yet to come!! But as for the music on this cd, well i can only admire it.. it is melodic, powerful but a bit lighter on the keys than thier previous release but its just as good! Love your vocals Matthias. Killer cd, buy it, sounds good here from Australia. I awaite in excitment for their next release!

From: juan carlos Date: March 30, 2006 at 15:55
Superior a su anterior trabajo de lejos. La producción OK. Hay temas buenísimos como la 1,2,5,9, 14 y temas Matadorodes como la 4, 7, 10 y 13 con excelentes solos, algunos mejores que otros. Los Riffs yo lo habrás escuchado en muchos grupos pero lo hacen con sumo gusto.. hay que apoyar a estos grupos que merecen la pena. Recomendado 8.5/10

From: metalmastermusic Date: March 10, 2008 at 15:14
Just got this album...I guess I was expecting more with all the hype about these guys. This is my introduction to them and it did not really make me want to buy any more of their albums but I'll give at least one more a try. The album is produced well and there are a couple of gems on the album but not enough to warrant it a great disc. 76/100

From: djimenezgarcia Date: September 22, 2008 at 11:46
Fantastico tercer trabajo de Shylock,casi tan buena como su anterior joya,lo recomiendo a ciegas y mas aun el Pyronized

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