Everfrost – “Winterider”

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Sep 182019
 

Out of cold, Northern Europe comes Everfrost with their anime/manga-inspired version of symphonic power metal on their second album Winterider, a release that has an accompanying manga comic.

Everfrost from Lapland, Finland have been active as a band since 2015, releasing a full length album, Blue Eyed Emotion, an ep and a live album prior to Winterider.  Blue Eyed Emotion introduced the characters who play out the fantasy story in Winterider, so for those really interested, it may make sense to check out the first album as this one is a concept album as well.

The opening track, “Winterider”, starts out innocently enough, just like many other symphonic power metal albums from Europe, so no real surprises.  Strong keyboard presence in the beginning and an overly clean production seems to have taken a bit of the teeth out of the instruments.  Vocals a seem almost eerily perfectly smooth as are the gang chorus sections.  I can’t seem to shake the feeling that this song wasn’t really performed by a live band.  The production is so clean that the performances seem to have had all emotion removed.  Guitar solos alternate with keyboard solos amidst some great drumming  and there are a lot of sound layers going on here that end up taking away from the performance for me.

Interestingly, keyboardist Benji Connelly is credited with writing the music and lyrics, the arrangements, and the production and that may explain t Continue reading »

Sep 062019
 

Finnish symphonic power metal band Everfrost‘s 2nd full length album “Winterider” is finally out TODAY! ‘Actraiser’ is the 3rd single from the new album, the lyric video can be seen below.

“Winterider” will be a unique undertaking for a metal/rock band, as it will be the combination between a fully coherent manga comic and a conceptual album. The story will feature characters from their debut album “Blue Eyed Emotion” Continue reading »

Jul 172019
 

Finnish symphonic power metal band Everfrost’s sophomore album “Winterider” to be released via Rockshots Records on September 6th!

The band is now ready to present the first single and music video ‘Cold Night Remedy’.

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“Winterider” will be a unique undertaking for a metal/rock band, as it will be the combination between a fully coherent manga comic and a conceptual album. The story will feature characters from their debut album “Blue Eyed Emotion” Continue reading »

Jul 012019
 

Finnish symphonic power metal band Everfrost‘s sophomore album “Winterider” will be released via Rockshots Records on September 6th!

“Winterider” will be a unique undertaking for a metal/rock band, as it will be the combination between a fully coherent manga comic and a conceptual album. The story will feature characters from their debut album “Blue Eyed Emotion”

The music includes generous use of catchy melodies and heavy riffs, plenty of guitar and keyboard solos, a large instrumental variety from orchestral to electronic and energetic drumming. 10 Freezing Songs Of A Harsh Winter Tale!

The album features Asim Searah from Wintersun as special guest on ‘Above The Treeline’, and includes a cover version of ‘Die Young’ originally By Kesha. Continue reading »