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IN SEARCH OF TRUTH

Evergrey

 

Progressive Metal

4.00 | 142 ratings

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KansasRushDream
5 stars One of the true prog metal gems.

The first, and sadly to this day the ONLY Evergrey album I've heard. Very original and distinctive sound (Englund's vocals play a major part in both of those) that is extremely addictive. The concept behind the album's lyrics is about aliens tormenting the character and his experiences and feelings that go along with that. If you're looking for a synopsis of what the lyrical plotline is then look somewhere else, because I'm not going to explain it all; you can listen to the story for yourself when you buy this amazing album!

Englund's vocals are simply unforgettable. The conveying of powerful emotion, the power, control, tone; everything about the vocals are great. There are occasional samples of the main character's tape recorder which I don't really care for that much but for others it may be a great emotional tie. For me though it didn't work at all, but luckily it's really the only thing I don't like about the album (and Englund's vocal work).

Musically, there are a couple main themes that are revisited throughout the entire work, but they always appear in different styles which is pretty cool. It gives the album a sense of continuation and flow, and really fuses the nine great tracks into one wonderful masterpiece. The arrangement is fantastic, each song possessing the perfect amount of soloing and vocals to get the message across, and the musicianship during the instrumentation is very good. I love every song on the album, but if I had to pick a couple that stick out as extra good I'd say "The Masterplan" and "Watching the Skies." I really love the connection between "State of Paralysis" and "The Encounter" as well. The two can be listened to seperately and still be great, but if listened to back to back they're twice as good.

Overall, this is one of the most complete albums I've heard. The entire work, start to finish is nearly flawless, and there are really no weak songs whatsoever. I recommend this album to this highest degree for any prog fan and especially any prog metal fan. I would truly not feel that I was doing the album justice if I gave it less than a 5 star rating.

KansasRushDream | 5/5 |

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