Gothenburg, Sweden has been the home of some legendary metal bands to the point where it has become synonymous with a style of melodic death metal in the early 90’s due to bands like At the Gates, In Flames, and Dark Tranquility among others. From the midst of this, Evergrey formed in 1995 and released their first album The Dark Discovery in 1998. Between 1998 and 2011 when the band took a bit of a hiatus and endured some significant lineup changes, the band toured the globe, played many large festivals, and released 8 studio albums and one live double cd, A Night to Remember that was recorded at a 2004 concert with the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra. The Glorius Collision in 2011 marked the last recording for guitarist Marcus Jidell and drummer Hannes van Dahl who were replaced by Henrik Danhage (guitar) and Jonas Ekdahl (drums).
The Storm Within starts out with as sorrowful lone piano and then immediately launches into a heavy, groovy riff that to my ears sounds very much like something you would hear from bands like Disturbed and Tom Englun’s vocals are also similar in some ways to Dave Draiman’s (Disturbed) on this track.