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IN SEARCH OF TRUTH

Evergrey

 

Progressive Metal

4.07 | 137 ratings

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Bonnek
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Prog Metal Team
4 stars So, Evergrey is progressive metal? Interesting! I didn't know. Apparently, I still got to learn a thing or two about what prog is :)

Anyway, this band is/was just pure gold. At least if you like dark gothic power metal (quite a mouthful) that is fronted with one of the most affecting singers in the field, that doesn't shy away from big epic proportions, and that features lots of virtuosic riffing, soloing and excellent songwriting. Hmm, that is starting to sound a lot like prog already!

In Search of Truth is by far their masterpiece for quite a few reasons. The first thing you come to notice is the excellent production. While the two previous releases sounded a bit too 'reverby' and muddy, this one is powerful, clean, sharp and warm. Now, that wouldn't mean much without good songs. Luckily this very same album has not one weaker track over its entire course. Even at its most 'operatic' moments this album still stands as a rock. That is what songwriting skills and an exceptional singer can do for you. With Dark Waters and Watching the Skies (sounds familiar) this even features some of my favorite metal tracks.

If we declare there is something like a 'darkly gothic progressive power prog opera metal' genre (I think I'll need to come up with a more catch tag here), then this album is surely the essential album in it.

Bonnek | 4/5 |

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