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NORTH

Everon

 

Heavy Prog

3.75 | 69 ratings

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Cronosmu
4 stars After you listen to Everon you won't be able to know why they are so unknown, even in the prog world. Everon is not only a typical progressive band. It's impossible to tell which is their style: sometimes it's neoprog, but then you can hear a lot of classical progressive rock influences with plenty of heavy metal riffs. The best part of this, is that Everon is not another Dream Theater rip off; it's unique, both melancholic and dynamic. North is their latest album, and after a long hiatus they came back with the same old power and a new freshness.

The CD begins with Hands a powerful and bombastic song with a great chorus leaded by Phillip's magnificent voice and feeling. From the beginning you can hear the Everon's trademark sound: heavy riffs yet a very melodic atmosphere and an outstanding feeling.

One of the highlights of the album is, without a doubt, Brief encounter. A dramatic song filled with a gorgeous orchestration.

From where I stand and Test of time both begin with a cello, but the first one is a symphonic ballad and the second is an step forward on Everon's evolution to a lighter sound. Maybe From where I stand is a more complex song, more mature and intimate, but Test of time is far from being bad.

North has a great atmosphere, sometimes sad and full of uncertainty. A perfect mixture of feelings, which take place in one of the best songs on the album.

While North was kind of typical for Everon, South of London is very different from the whole album. The sound is modern and it incorporates some electronic elements. Some say it's popy, and it's usual the eternal complaining from die hard prog fans, but the song itself is great.

Wasn't it good is another intimate song, probably the most emotive track on North. The orchestra is another highlight in this song.

Woodworks is joyful instrumental track that leads to Islanders, which is, in my opinion, the weakest track on the album, but again it's very good. Judith's voice fits perfectly the song. North closes with Running, probably the most progressive song we hear in this

Defining Everon is difficult, but maybe the word brilliant could describe best their music and, obviously North which is one of the best CDs of 2008.

Cronosmu | 4/5 |

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