ARTIST:

EVERGREY

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

THE STORM WITHIN

(2016)
LABEL:

AFM RECORDS

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE METAL

TAGS:
Epic, Melancholic, Theatrical
"Well decided to remain among the spearheads of the melodic power metal, Evergrey offers us a "The Storm Within" of great class, modern, powerful, massive and terribly addictive."
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For its twenty years of career, Evergrey comes back with its tenth studio album "The Storm Within", barely two years after the very successful "Hymns For The Broken" which marked the return of guitarist Henrik Danhage and drummer Jonas Ekdahl after a four years escapade. The band, then on the verge of splitting because of its numerous line-up changes, found a new youth thanks to the intelligence of its founder Tom S. Englund who had involved each musician in the composition work, allowing them to express themselves and enjoy playing together.

From pleasure comes inspiration. And "The Storm Within" is indeed an inspired album. Written around the theme of loneliness, the opus is a jewel of dense power metal, sometimes epic, sometimes dark but always very melodic. The music of the Swedes is heavier than usual thanks to more modern keyboards, to the massive production of Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids) and especially to a huge guitar work. Thus the complicity of Englund's melodic playing and Danhage's shredding brings a particular fluidity to the riffs and solos, most of the time intertwined, in the manner of Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith/Dave Murray couple.

Carried by Tom S. Englund's warm and touching voice, Evergrey offers us epic and powerful tracks like the opening track 'Distance' and the closing track 'The Storm Within', heavy pieces ('Passing Through', 'The Lonely Monarch') and almost trashy metal flashes ('Someday', 'Astray', 'My Allied Ocean'). Invited to the party, Floor Jansen, Nightwish's singer, brings lyricism and class to the very beautiful 'In Orbit' and its catchy chorus and prints with her inspired choruses the excellent and very progressive 'Disconnect', undoubtedly the summit of the album with its magnificent progressions of piano and guitars. As for the essential ballad of the disc 'The Paradox Of The Flame', it is in duet with his wife that Tom S. Englund proposes us a very beautiful melancholic piano/voice/violin soloist score, sufficiently moving to mask the little relief of the voice of Carina Englund.

Well decided to remain among the spearheads of the melodic power metal, Evergrey offers us once again an album of great class, modern, powerful, massive and terribly addictive.


More informations on http://www.evergrey.net





TRACK LISTING:
01. Distance
02. Passing Trough
03. Someday
04. Astray
05. The Impossible
06. My Allied Ocean
07. In Orbit
08. The Lonely Monarch
09. The Paradox Of The Flame
10. Disconnect
11. The Storm Within

LINEUP:
Henrik Danhage: Guitares
Johan Niemann: Basse
Jonas Ekdahl: Batterie
Rikard Zander: Claviers
Tom S. Englund: Chant / Guitares
Floor Jansen: Chant / Invité
   
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