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3.84 | 183 ratings

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4 stars DANG.......of all the albums i own i don't think i've ever own an album so dark and so bone chilling as The Inner Circle. I mean dude i own all the great albums like Opeth and Tool BUT NONE OF THEM could make me feel so i dunno spooked as this CD. I guess its the concept and the way the music is used to make this one of Evergrey's finest CDS ever. I meant his along with their last two albums they have made some power house records. Well the concept of this album is basically i think about a man who goes through being taken by a somewhat religious cult that basically ruins his life by making his own religion seem so violent that he has nothing left. Okay i think that's right if not then i dunno someone e-mail me the right concept and i'll edit it lol. but anyway other than that the music is really great as riffs are darker than ever, the vocals are melodic, dark, powerful, and almost demanding. Plus the effects used with Choir and String arrangements are as good as ever because what's Evergrey with a nice choir and strings. But each song really does display some awesome riffs and solo from songs like A Touch of Blessing, Ambassador, Wake of the Weary, More than Ever. But Evergrey also explores with a softer side with some nice relaxing acoustic numbers such as Waking up Blind (great solo by the way kinda floydish) and Faith Restored which i love even more. But the songs that really made me tremble down my spine was songs like The Essence of Conviction and When the Walls Break Down. I mean the effects of the baby crying and the angry man who seems to be yelling either at himself or God just really sent chills down my spine which really made me go Man when has that happen. As for the band they are all great but the only complaint i have is the rhythm section as Micheal well he's okay could be better and Jonas well he's not a bad metal drummer in fact he does a fine performance on this album but he isn't quite as great as Patrick did on the last couple of albums. But anyway this is definitely another nice addition to any prog collection i mean the concept is just great and spooky and dark. And just like the booklet says you definitely feel pretty strange after listening to the whole thing cause i sure do every time i listen to it.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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