the internal turmoil lately it was with some anxiety I put on the new Evergrey
album. Had it had an influence on the state of the band and the music...?
Thankfully I can assure you all that this is unmistakably Evergrey, and Tom and his newly assembled
band of brothers are leaving the past behind like it never happened.
remains the same; on Tom's strong voice and intelligent lyrics, powerful riff-based power metal
and strong choruses. So basically the things stay the same? Yes, to a certain
degree, the special Evergrey vibe is still there, but the sound has taken
a slight different road, which I feel was necessary for them to progress.
Collision" has musically more in common with "In Search of Truth" and
"Recreation Day" than with "Torn", an album I felt was a bit too depressive and
dark. So they are basically moving forward with a more direct sound, playing to
their own strengths and sticking with their well-known signatures. A very complete album
and a step up compared to "Torn".
Evergrey has used the adversity to grow stronger and has again delivered a
power metal album of the highest calibre.