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3.51 | 133 ratings

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2 stars On Recreation Day, Evergrey's orchestral bombast and emotional singing are pushed to their limits but are carried by weaker songs then the previous albums.

Not all is bad, certainly not. There's still some stuff that should please the ardent fans but it's not enough. The album demonstrates how a pompous style like Evergrey's can shift from amazing to irritating over the course of just one album. Yes, compared to In Search of Truth, this is a big let down. Every Evergrey ingredient seems to be in place though: there's drama, dazzling playing, darkness, drama, soulful vocals, drama and drama. But they forgot one thing: convincing songs. Also the production can't charm me at all. Hyper-bombastic and overstated. The result is an overblown album that sounds as puffed up as any other power metal replica.

Bonnek | 2/5 |


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