Well I love Shadow Gallery and DC Cooper so I figured that I would love Amaran’s Plight. Unfortunately that’s quite how it worked out. I this albums is mostly average quality except for Incident at Haldeman’s Lake which is one of the strongest songs I have heard come from the wonderfully talented Gary Wehrkamp.

I just don’t think this album received the same love that the Shadow Gallery albums get. Maybe I don’t like the song writing of John W Crawford as much as the composers of Shadow Gallery.

Other fans of GW seem to like this album more than I so if I were you I would give this a spin and see of you are one of the people who like it better than I.

ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS: Incident at Haldemans’s Lake, Coming of Age

ACCESSIBILITY:3 Stars (3 / 5)
HEAVINESS:3 Stars (3 / 5)
MELODIC:3 Stars (3 / 5)
ARTWORK & PACKAGING:3 Stars (3 / 5)
DRAMA:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
OVERALL RATING:2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)


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These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

0: Never heard of them or debut album.
1: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
2: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
3: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
4: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
5: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

1: IQ – Seventh House
2: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
5: Opeth – Black Water Park

1: Opeth – Black Water Park
2: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
5: IQ – Seventh House

1: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
2: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
3: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
4: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
5: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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