Evergrey - Solitude + Dominance + Tragedy CD (album) cover




Progressive Metal

3.52 | 66 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Leviathan
Prog Reviewer
2 stars As far as Evergrey albums go, "Solitude" seems like a collection of songs which-- in retrospect-- sound like slightly inferior warm-ups to their later, more polished and exciting releases. Still, it makes a fine purchase for dedicated fans of the band's dark sound.

The songs are well-played and heavy on crunchy guitar, with enough dynamic gusto and interesting divergences in effects and instrumentation to make them a cut above their metal contemporaries. Englund's voice seems to be the dominant (and perhaps most likeable) sound in the mix, and his dark, foreboding phrasing and growls are infectiously fun to listen to. However, the album's production makes the bottom a little muddy, and the repetitive sound of the guitar will definitely take its toll on the listener's attention by the album's conclusion.

As a whole: fun for a few listens and important for their future releases, but not solid enough for all but the dedicated fan.

Songwriting: 3 Instrumental Performances: 2 Lyrics/Vocals: 2 Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

Prog Leviathan | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this EVERGREY review

Review related links

Social review comments () BETA

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community

Server processing time: 0.03 seconds