EVERGREY

(SWEDEN)

THEORIES OF EMPTINESS

(2024)
LABEL:

NAPALM RECORDS

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE METAL

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"Evergrey releases an interesting but unfortunately dispensable “Theories of Emptiness”."
GYVY (06.06.2024)  
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For those unfamiliar with Evergrey, the Swedish progressive metal band formed in 1993 has just released its 14th album! Longevity is no guarantee of quality, but if singer Tom Englund is the only original member, the band has left its mark on the world of progressive metal.

"Theories of Emptiness” is pleasant to listen to, but not indispensable, especially at a time when the plethora of releases constantly invites a dilemma as to which music to listen to. Too much is certainly the enemy of good, but that's just the way it is. There's an abundance of music on offer, and without a new angle or fresh approach to music, the bands and their albums pass by and are forgotten unless they are particularly original, new or well composed. This is the pitfall of the democratization of streaming applications. It has become very easy to compose music today, provided you have the time and the talent, of course.

Despite the production quality of this Evergrey's latest album, there's a good chance that it won't go down in history. Not that it's insipid, far from it, but the music is unsurprising and expected. It's well-made Evergrey, certainly, but not particularly original and even less transcendent.

We nod our heads, we tap our feet, often even, but what will be left after listening to “Theories of Emptiness”? Probably a vague reminder that this once pioneering band has released yet another album.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Falling From The Sun
02. Misfortune
03. To Become Someone Else
04. Say
05. Ghost Of My Hero
06. We Are The North
07. The Night Within
08. Cold Dreams
09. Our Way Through Silence
10. A Theory Of Emptiness

LINEUP:
Henrik Danhage: Guitares
Johan Niemann: Basse
Jonas Ekdahl: Batterie
Rikard Zander: Claviers
Tom S. Englund: Chant / Guitares
   
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STRUCK
18/06/2024
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Je comprends parfaitement la remarque de FusionMetal mais ayant (plusieurs fois) écouté cet album, je n'ai rien d'autres à ajouter à la chronique de Gyvy tant les Suédois sont en mode "pilote automatique" sur cet album. Sorti de la première piste (le single) qui laisse augurer du meilleur, le groupe retombe très vite dans ses travers en nous sortant la même recette... Qu'il est loin le temps de "In Search of Truth" au contact de ce "Theories of Emptiness" sans "âme"... Je souscris donc totalement à cette chronique d'un énième album dont il ne me restera qu'un vague souvenir comme ses dernières livraisons finalement (5/10)
FUSIONMETAL
07/06/2024
 
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Curieux. Cette chronique ne me donne pas l'impression que son auteur ai vraiment écouter l'album dans son intégralité?
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