Virtual Mind is a progressive metal band from Italy led by guitarist Fransesco Fareri, "Shattered silence" is the band´s debut and we´re talking guitar oriented progmetal here. There are actually no keyboards on the album which isn´t that common in this genre, making these keyboard-less songs heavier with only the guitar riffs painting the whole picture. Virtual Mind has focused on really technical stuff but sometimes it feels only for the sake of being technical, I think it would help if Fareri and Co came down to earth and wrote more songs with a basic song structure without losing the sense of being progressive. I mean most progrock bands from the 70´s wrote real songs even if they sometimes were lengthy, I really tried to get into this album but I lost interest halfway through which is a shame. There are some talent in there for sure, perhaps we will see more of that goods on the next record?