Evergrey – “The Storm Within”

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Aug 282016
 

the storm within 300 x 300Swedish progressive power metal band Evergrey return with The Storm Within, their 10th studio release.

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.  Continue reading »

Aug 202016
 

Evergrey-2016Swedish metal band Evergrey will release their new album, “The Storm Within” on September 9th via AFM Records. The band have released a music video for the album track ‘The Paradox Of The Flame’,  the clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonic Syndicate and Kamelot, among others. The video can be watched below.

While this may come off as music industry lip service in honor of the quintet, anyone who has followed Evergrey will find it impossible not to become completely enthralled by the music on “The Storm Within” within the space of the first listen. The band’s trademark progressive, dark and melancholic elements are as strong as ever, the album ranks as one of the most progressive record they’ve created in terms of performance, but Evergrey managed to put it in a package that is more accessible and direct compared to any of their nine previous outings. Frontman/founder Tom S. Englund credits Evergrey‘s learning-by-doing over the past two decades for the feel of “The Storm Within”, in particular their all-important “Hymns For The Broken” record from 2014, which saw a revitalized Evergrey lineup return with a new energy. Continue reading »

Aug 132016
 

Tom & Jonas_EvergreyTom Englund and Jonas Ekdahl of the Swedish metal band Evergrey were recently here in the Netherlands to surprise a Dutch fan with a short meet and greet. Check out the video below.

Evergrey‘s new album, “The Storm Within” will be released on September 9 via AFM Records. The first single/video ‘Distance’ is released late last month. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonic Syndicate and Kamelot, among others. The video can be watched below.

While this may come off as music industry lip service in honor of the quintet, anyone who has followed Evergrey will find it impossible not to become completely enthralled by the music on “The Storm Within” within the space of the first listen. The band’s trademark progressive, dark and melancholic elements are as strong as ever, the album ranks as one of the most progressive record they’ve created in terms of performance, but Evergrey managed to put it in a package that is more accessible and direct compared to any of their nine previous outings. Frontman/founder Tom S. Englund credits Evergrey‘s learning-by-doing over the past two decades for the feel of “The Storm Within”, in particular their all-important “Hymns For The Broken” record from 2014, which saw a revitalized Evergrey lineup return with a new energy. Continue reading »

Jul 292016
 

Evergrey-2016‘Distance’, the new video from Swedish metallers Evergey, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonic Syndicate and Kamelot, among others.

‘Distance’ appears on Evergrey‘s new album, “The Storm Within”, which will be released on September 9 via AFM Records.

While this may come off as music industry lip service in honor of the quintet, anyone who has followed Evergrey will find it impossible not to become completely enthralled by the music on “The Storm Within” within the space of the first listen. The band’s trademark progressive, dark and melancholic elements are as strong as ever, the album ranks as one of the most progressive record they’ve created in terms of performance, but Evergrey managed to put it in a package that is more accessible and direct compared to any of their nine previous outings. Frontman/founder Tom S. Englund credits Evergrey‘s learning-by-doing over the past two decades for the feel of “The Storm Within”, in particular their all-important “Hymns For The Broken” record from 2014, which saw a revitalized Evergrey lineup return with a new energy. Continue reading »

Jul 282016
 

Evergrey-2016Swedish metallers Evergrey  are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the strongest album of their career, “The Storm Within”, to be released on September 9.

While this may come off as music industry lip service in honor of the quintet, anyone who has followed Evergrey will find it impossible not to become completely enthralled by the music on “The Storm Within” within the space of the first listen. The band’s trademark progressive, dark and melancholic elements are as strong as ever, the album ranks as one of the most progressive record they’ve created in terms of performance, but Evergrey managed to put it in a package that is more accessible and direct compared to any of their nine previous outings. Frontman/founder Tom S. Englund credits Evergrey‘s learning-by-doing over the past two decades for the feel of “The Storm Within”, in particular their all-important “Hymns For The Broken” record from 2014, which saw a revitalized Evergrey lineup return with a new energy.

“We went from having no intention of making an album at all to having all the inspiration in the world on ‘Hymns For The Broken’,” says Englund. “Honestly, we’ve never felt better. ‘The Storm Within’ is a massive album. There are no fillers on it and we’ve never been about that. I think the inspiration speaks for itself.” Continue reading »