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3.51 | 129 ratings

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5 stars Maybe the best Progressive Metal Album I've heard. Great Everygrey stuff. If you like SYMPHONY X, DREAM THEATER, or any Doom, gothic or Doom metal there's a likelyhood you will enjoy this album. It's dark, gloomyness, and power is delightful. This album ROCKS! Heavy Metal for sure! So far I like the vocal style here best in the Evergrey stuff. He sticks with a lower, gruffer, raspy, yet clean voice. I don't remember any growling. Good backing vocals too. This one reminds me more of an upbeat sounding SYMPHONY X album in places, but plenty gloomy enough for Evergrey. 'I'm Sorry' is a nice mellow break from the power metal which dominates 80% with nice breaks disperssed thru the album. Song #9- "Madness Caught Another Victim" is a fantastic short acoustic song, reminds me of PAIN OF SALVATION's 12:5 work. Also there are some very QUEENSRYCHE/MINDCRIME sounding moments... especially on "Unforgiveable Sin" Like others said, very melodic, varied, progressive album. Good keys to back the booming,chugging guitars and pounding drums. I'm an Everygrey fan although their albums tend to bog down some during a full listen, this one doesn't. It meets my "Progressive" qualifications also, which I guess are broader than others. RECREATION DAY is one of the better examples of the Progressive Metal Genre.
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