This new young Swedish band has gone through different phases in
their career before ending up where they are today. Starting in the
early parts of this century by two very young schoolboys’ aged
thirteen playing straight forward power metal never reaching
anything. Then they decided to change attitude and brought in a
female vocalist, the new line-up was known as Atlantica and they
released a highly acclaimed demo in 2005.
Things really started rolling when Kristofer von Wachtenfeldt joined
the band and brought in a whole new approach to things, which lead
to a name change and Seven Tears was born. The new mature
style called for a change on the vocal front and Zoran Djorem was
brought in to complete the line-up. They cut a demo together 'The
Story Unfolds', which was released a year ago and now they have
their debut album lined up for the masses...
So where do Seven Tears fit in, in the big and ever-growing
Swedish Metal scene? Their dark melodic metal with catchy choruses
is located somewhere in the big, big grey zone between Evergrey and
Journey. On one hand we have the power metal references with a few
progressive elements, and on the other we have the melodic AOR feel,
which has references to some of the great American representatives
in that genre.
Twelve well cut and executed songs are the outcome of this very good
debut album from a young and upcoming Swedish band with all the
talent in the world to make it. It's pretty impressive how the
Swedish scene just keeps adding new and talented bands to their
An impressive beginning, one which surely deserves your attention if you
count other Swedish metal bands like Evergrey, Darkwater or Tears of
Anger among your favourite Swedish bands.