The new Evergrey album was one of two albums that I was really looking forward to this month (the other being the Devildriver “Beast” album). I am a big Evergrey fan, and their last two albums were great. So I had high hopes for this one.
From looking at the album artwork, you can tell what is meant by the album title. I am guessing that the glorious collision is with the ground. Pretty dark.
These guys are one of the best Swedish bands out there. I thought long and hard about how to describe Evergrey’s sound, and I think I have narrowed it down to “Heavy Progressive Soul Metal”. They do a great job of setting a tone during their songs. There are a lot of varied song types on the album, and each song is great, but what sets these guys apart is their atmosphere. There are a couple of songs on this album that, for lack of a better word, are just haunting. If you get a chance to listen to the album, pay close attention to “I’m Drowning Alone” around the 2:55 mark. It sends chills down my spine every time I hear it. This whole album has a tremendous amount of energey, soul and emotion. And not that emo crap, just emotion. I can’t say enough how much this album strikes a chord with me in a way that no other band can.
This is another great album that I wanted to listen to over and over. It hits every box for a great album, and it definitely is one I would recommend to anyone, avid fans and newbies alike.
I am giving Evergrey’s Glorious Collision 5 out of 5 devil horns, and bestowing it my first “Haunted Album” award.
As an Evergrey bonus, I just found out they are supporting Kamelot in April at a venue near me. That show is now my #1 most anticipated show of the year.
Give the album a listen, and let me know what you think.
Have a great day.
I’ll keep this brief today, as I am currently writing the review for the album which contains today’s SOTD.
Today’s Song of the Day is “Leave it Behind” by Evergrey, from the album Glorious Collision.
This is a great opening song for the album. I don’t want to take away from my review, but this is a really good album.
Have a great day.
Metalheads of the world rejoice. The new Devildriver album is out today. I have to admit I have had the album for about a week (I assure you I obtained it through legal means). This album and the new Evergrey album have been the only two albums I have listened to for the last week.
In honor of the new release, today’s Song of the Day is “The Blame Game” by Devildriver, from the album Beast.
I will tell you this: buy the album. You won’t be disappointed.
My review of Devildriver’s “Beast” and Evergrey’s “Glorious Collision” will be posted soon. The only place you can read my reviews is here on this blog.
Have a great day, everyone.