The power progressive metal band from Gothenburg, EVERGREY will perform on April 13 at Hard Rock Cafe in Bucharest. The band will come with their awesome eleventh studio album “The Atlantic”. Tickets for this concert can be purchased via iabilet.ro!
Sweden has continued to produce the top names in heavy metal, regardless of sub-genre. Although debuting back in ’98, this Gothenburg outfit is only now receiving the international acclaim due them. The band was founded in 1995 and released its debut album, The Dark Discovery, in 1998. After a short hiatus the band returned with its ninth album Hymns for the Broken, released on September 2014. Stylistically, EVERGREY have been described as standard-bearers for ‘Morose’ or ‘Dark’ (their tonal pallet is lighter than ‘Doom’ and there are no ‘Black’ death growls) progressive metal, underscored by their anguish-ridden lyrical themes, matched perfectly by ENGLUND’s vocal style, according to progarchives.com. That said, their material is often structurally less complex than most Scandinavian progressive metal bands and are therefore quite difficult to pigeonhole, when suggesting other bands, however apart from KING DIAMOND & MERCYFUL FATE who have arguably been their greatest influence, fans may also consider GREEN CARNATION, Australian outfit VANISHING POINT, long-time Finnish rockers TAROT and later works by melodic power metal band, ANGEL DUST.
While “The Dark Discovery” dealt with a variety of ideas, later albums have been concept albums, dealing with issues like self-reformation (Recreation Day), paranoia, alien abduction (In Search of Truth), child abuse, and religion (The Inner Circle), last.fm mentions. “Recreation Day” is an album that covers many issues, ranging from death and mourning to general fear and sorrow, all of which contribute to a greater concept of re-creation of oneself. These ideas are explored from many different points of view, such as someone contemplating suicide (“As I Lie Here Bleeding”), mourners after a funeral (“I’m Sorry,” a cover of Dilba Demirbag’s hit) and dying priests looking back on their “unforgivable” sins (molestation) (“Unforgivable”). “Unforgivable” also acted as a catalyst for the next album, (The Inner Circle), which dealt with the same two issues described in the song: religion and child abuse.