EVERGREY
Progressive Metal • Sweden

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
EVERGREY picture
Evergrey is a metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was founded in 1996 and released its debut album The Dark Discovery in 1998. The Band early works fall under the progressive metal genre, but more recent works have taken on a more modern melodic metal sound. Evergrey's lyrics have always been of the darker sort. 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).

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
read more...
Thanks to [email protected], adg211288, DippoMagoo for the updates

EVERGREY MP3, Free Download/Stream

No EVERGREY MP3s available for streaming.

EVERGREY Online Videos

See all EVERGREY videos

Buy EVERGREY music

Amazon (logo)
The Storm Within [ Ltd. Edition Digipak ]The Storm Within [ Ltd. Edition Digipak ]
Import · Limited Edition
AFM Records 2016
Audio CD$12.81
$9.68 (used)
A Decade and a HalfA Decade and a Half
Import
Steamhammer 2012
Audio CD$3.51
$7.57 (used)
Solitude Dominance TragedySolitude Dominance Tragedy
Import
Afm Records 2017
Audio CD$13.72
$13.99 (used)
The Dark DiscoveryThe Dark Discovery
Import
Afm Records 2017
Audio CD$13.72
$13.99 (used)
Hymns For The Broken (ltd. 2CD digipak edition)Hymns For The Broken (ltd. 2CD digipak edition)
Import · Limited Edition
AFM Records 2014
Audio CD$13.46
$9.55 (used)
Solitude Dominance TragedySolitude Dominance Tragedy
Import · Limited Edition
Afm Records 2017
Vinyl$24.98
The Dark DiscoveryThe Dark Discovery
Import · Limited Edition
Afm Records 2017
Vinyl$24.98
Recreation DayRecreation Day
Limited Edition · Extra tracks
Steamhammer 2003
Audio CD$9.98
$4.99 (used)
Glorious Collision (Ltd. Ed.)Glorious Collision (Ltd. Ed.)
Extra tracks · Limited Edition
Steamhammer 2011
Audio CD$7.58
$5.36 (used)
In Search of TruthIn Search of Truth
Import
Steamhammer 2003
Audio CD$8.99
$4.75 (used)
Showing 10 items only | Cache expiring in 14h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Evergrey - Storm Within [New CD] Ltd Ed, Digipack Packaging Evergrey - Storm Within [New CD] Ltd Ed, Digipack Packaging USD $17.59 Buy It Now 13h
Storm Within - Evergrey 884860158428 (CD Used Very Good) Storm Within - Evergrey 884860158428 (CD Used Very Good) USD $14.18 Buy It Now 14h
Evergrey - Storm Within [New CD] Ltd Ed, Digipack Packaging Evergrey - Storm Within [New CD] Ltd Ed, Digipack Packaging USD $16.18 Buy It Now 14h
EVERGREY In Search Of Truth 2001 CD Album A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++CONDITION EVERGREY In Search Of Truth 2001 CD Album A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++CONDITION USD $3.46 (0 bids)
21h
Evergrey - In Search Of Truth - Metal CD Evergrey - In Search Of Truth - Metal CD USD $4.01 (0 bids)
1 day
Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken - Metal CD Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken - Metal CD USD $4.01 (0 bids)
1 day
Evergrey EXCLUSIVE SIGNED Darkness Across Australia 2007 tour t-shirt Evergrey EXCLUSIVE SIGNED Darkness Across Australia 2007 tour t-shirt USD $26.83 Buy It Now 1 day
Monday Morning Apocalypse by Evergrey (CD, 2006, INSIDEOUT) Monday Morning Apocalypse by Evergrey (CD, 2006, INSIDEOUT) USD $2.34 Buy It Now 1 day
EVERGREY - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: LIVE 2004 (NEW CD) EVERGREY - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: LIVE 2004 (NEW CD) USD $10.97 Buy It Now 1 day
EVERGREY Monday Morning Apocalypse+1 ( new masterpiece EVERGREY Monday Morning Apocalypse+1 ( new masterpiece USD $7.64 Buy It Now 1 day
EVERGREY - The Inner Circle  +3 (AUTOGRAPHED - New Hardcover Book Digi) 2004 EVERGREY - The Inner Circle +3 (AUTOGRAPHED - New Hardcover Book Digi) 2004 USD $22.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Storm Within - Evergrey Compact Disc Storm Within - Evergrey Compact Disc USD $17.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Hymns For The Broken - Evergrey (CD Used Very Good) Hymns For The Broken - Evergrey (CD Used Very Good) USD $13.43 Buy It Now 2 days
EVERGREY-In Search of Truth CD (2001/GERMANY) Inside Out IOMCD-081 PROG / POWER EVERGREY-In Search of Truth CD (2001/GERMANY) Inside Out IOMCD-081 PROG / POWER USD $2.98 (0 bids)
2 days
Evergrey - There Is Only One God T-Shirt (Mens Medium) Evergrey - There Is Only One God T-Shirt (Mens Medium) USD $11.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Knuckletracks LXXIX 79 BW&BK comp exodus zeke evergrey vehemence winds vomitory Knuckletracks LXXIX 79 BW&BK comp exodus zeke evergrey vehemence winds vomitory USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
EVERGREY - Monday Morning Apocalypse - CD ** Brand New ** EVERGREY - Monday Morning Apocalypse - CD ** Brand New ** USD $14.76 Buy It Now 2 days
The Inner Circle by Evergrey (CD, Apr-2004, Steamhammer) The Inner Circle by Evergrey (CD, Apr-2004, Steamhammer) USD $10.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken [New CD] Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken [New CD] USD $14.40 Buy It Now 2 days
Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken [New CD] Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken [New CD] USD $15.46 Buy It Now 2 days
Evergrey-Solitude Dominance Tragedy Ltd German CD Inside Out 693723 Slipcase Evergrey-Solitude Dominance Tragedy Ltd German CD Inside Out 693723 Slipcase USD $9.99 (0 bids)
3 days
EVERGREY - Dark Discovery - CD - Limited Edition Special Edition Enhanced EVERGREY - Dark Discovery - CD - Limited Edition Special Edition Enhanced USD $9.99 (0 bids)
3 days
In Search of Truth by Evergrey (CD, Sep-2001, Inside Out) In Search of Truth by Evergrey (CD, Sep-2001, Inside Out) USD $0.99 (0 bids)
3 days
Recreation Day by Evergrey (CD, Feb-2003, ADA) Recreation Day by Evergrey (CD, Feb-2003, ADA) USD $0.99 (0 bids)
3 days
Monday Morning Apocalypse by Evergrey (CD, Mar-2006, Steamhammer) Monday Morning Apocalypse by Evergrey (CD, Mar-2006, Steamhammer) USD $0.99 (0 bids)
3 days
The Inner Circle [Bonus Tracks] [Limited] by Evergrey (CD, Apr-2004,... The Inner Circle [Bonus Tracks] [Limited] by Evergrey (CD, Apr-2004,... USD $0.99 (0 bids)
3 days
Torn by Evergrey (CD, Sep-2008, Steamhammer) Torn by Evergrey (CD, Sep-2008, Steamhammer) USD $1.18 (0 bids)
3 days
Hymns For The Broken - Evergrey 884860118422 (CD Used Very Good) Hymns For The Broken - Evergrey 884860118422 (CD Used Very Good) USD $14.93 Buy It Now 3 days
EVERGREY - In Search of Truth (CD 2001) Excellent Condition EVERGREY - In Search of Truth (CD 2001) Excellent Condition USD $8.04 Buy It Now 3 days
Evergrey Storm Within vinyl LP NEW sealed Evergrey Storm Within vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $56.72 Buy It Now 3 days
ENGEL Absolute Design CD NEW In Flames Evergrey Lord Belial Passenger / Spv 2007 ENGEL Absolute Design CD NEW In Flames Evergrey Lord Belial Passenger / Spv 2007 USD $12.75 Buy It Now 4 days
Lot Of 7 EVERGREY CD’s Lot Of 7 EVERGREY CD’s USD $45.00 Buy It Now 4 days
EVERGREY I'm Sorry TOM S ENGLUND & MICHAEL HÅKANSSON Recreation Autograph SIGNED EVERGREY I'm Sorry TOM S ENGLUND & MICHAEL HÅKANSSON Recreation Autograph SIGNED USD $63.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Evergrey: Glorious Collision - Limited Edition CD 2011 Bonus Track SPV Digipak Evergrey: Glorious Collision - Limited Edition CD 2011 Bonus Track SPV Digipak USD $12.95 Buy It Now 4 days
Evergrey Storm Within Silver Vinyl (Colv) (Slv) (Ger) vinyl LP NEW sealed Evergrey Storm Within Silver Vinyl (Colv) (Slv) (Ger) vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $69.76 Buy It Now 4 days
EVERGREY HYMNS FOR THE BROKEN BRAND NEW SEALED CD 2015 EVERGREY HYMNS FOR THE BROKEN BRAND NEW SEALED CD 2015 USD $12.55 Buy It Now 4 days
EVERGREY - THE STORM WITHIN [BOX SET] HARD CASE CD LP EXCLUSIVE CONTENT NEW EVERGREY - THE STORM WITHIN [BOX SET] HARD CASE CD LP EXCLUSIVE CONTENT NEW USD $48.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Hymns For The Broken -  Evergrey - CD - New Hymns For The Broken - Evergrey - CD - New USD $18.89 Buy It Now 5 days
DEVIL'S TRAIN - II 2 ( Saxon Stratovarius Masterplan Evergrey band members ) DEVIL'S TRAIN - II 2 ( Saxon Stratovarius Masterplan Evergrey band members ) USD $7.64 Buy It Now 5 days
Evergrey - Glorious Collision [New CD] Ltd Ed Evergrey - Glorious Collision [New CD] Ltd Ed USD $12.11 Buy It Now 5 days
Evergrey - Glorious Collision [New CD] Ltd Ed Evergrey - Glorious Collision [New CD] Ltd Ed USD $11.59 Buy It Now 5 days
Kamelot Kamelot "The Expedition" CD 1st Press (RARE) *MINT* Avantasia, Evergrey USD $26.83 (0 bids)
5 days
Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse (2006)  CD  NEW/SEALED  SPEEDYPOST Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse (2006) CD NEW/SEALED SPEEDYPOST USD $6.67 Buy It Now 5 days
METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE 10/2008 METALLICA AMON AMARTH EVERGREY BLOODBATH BURST METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE 10/2008 METALLICA AMON AMARTH EVERGREY BLOODBATH BURST USD $14.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Evergrey - The Inner Circle  (CD, Apr-2004) GERMAN METAL Evergrey - The Inner Circle (CD, Apr-2004) GERMAN METAL USD $6.29 Buy It Now 6 days
Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken [New CD] Ltd Ed, Digipack Packaging Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken [New CD] Ltd Ed, Digipack Packaging USD $16.93 Buy It Now 6 days
The Storm Within (Ltd.Digi) by Evergrey The Storm Within (Ltd.Digi) by Evergrey USD $28.98 Buy It Now 6 days
The Storm Within by Evergrey The Storm Within by Evergrey USD $20.26 Buy It Now 6 days
TAD MOROSE-SENDER OF THOUGHTS CD MORGANA LEFAY METAL CHURCH BLOODBOUND EVERGREY TAD MOROSE-SENDER OF THOUGHTS CD MORGANA LEFAY METAL CHURCH BLOODBOUND EVERGREY USD $7.96 (0 bids)
6 days
EVERGREY GLORIOUS COLLISION BRAND NEW SEALED CD EVERGREY GLORIOUS COLLISION BRAND NEW SEALED CD USD $9.33 Buy It Now 6 days
Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken [New CD] Ltd Ed, Digipack Packaging Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken [New CD] Ltd Ed, Digipack Packaging USD $21.90 Buy It Now 6 days
EVERGREY TORN BRAND NEW SEALED CD EVERGREY TORN BRAND NEW SEALED CD USD $9.33 Buy It Now 6 days
EVERGREY HYMNS FOR THE BROKEN SEALED CD NEW 2015 EVERGREY HYMNS FOR THE BROKEN SEALED CD NEW 2015 USD $7.85 Buy It Now 7 days
Evergrey - The Dark Discovery (Special Edition NEW Sealed CD 2004)  Evergrey - The Dark Discovery (Special Edition NEW Sealed CD 2004) USD $52.34 Buy It Now 7 days
Storm Within (Picture Disc Vinyl) -  Evergrey - Vinyl LP - New Storm Within (Picture Disc Vinyl) - Evergrey - Vinyl LP - New USD $43.35 Buy It Now 7 days
In Search of Truth by Evergrey (CD, Sep-2001, Steamhammer) In Search of Truth by Evergrey (CD, Sep-2001, Steamhammer) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Hymns For The Broken -  Evergrey - CD - New Hymns For The Broken - Evergrey - CD - New USD $21.06 Buy It Now 7 days
Evergrey-Monday Morning Apocalypse  CD NEW Evergrey-Monday Morning Apocalypse CD NEW USD $7.44 Buy It Now 7 days
Evergrey : Monday Morning Apocalypse CD (2006) Evergrey : Monday Morning Apocalypse CD (2006) USD $5.60 Buy It Now 7 days
Evergrey / In Search of Truth JAPAN+1 Dream Theater OOP!!!!!! C6 Evergrey / In Search of Truth JAPAN+1 Dream Theater OOP!!!!!! C6 USD $31.49 Buy It Now 8 days
EVERGREY A Night to Remember Live ( progmetal 2 CD set EVERGREY A Night to Remember Live ( progmetal 2 CD set USD $7.48 Buy It Now 8 days
Hymns for the Broken - Evergrey CD-JEWEL CASE Hymns for the Broken - Evergrey CD-JEWEL CASE USD $19.55 Buy It Now 8 days
EVERGREY - THE INNER CIRCLE CD BONUS LIVE TRACKS EVERGREY - THE INNER CIRCLE CD BONUS LIVE TRACKS USD $4.99 Buy It Now 9 days
evergrey  live a night to remember 2004  2 dvd in slipcase  heavy metal  evergrey live a night to remember 2004 2 dvd in slipcase heavy metal USD $14.76 Buy It Now 9 days
Monday Morning Apocalypse by Evergrey (CD, Mar-2006, Steamhammer) Monday Morning Apocalypse by Evergrey (CD, Mar-2006, Steamhammer) USD $5.00 Buy It Now 9 days
EVERGREY - Im Sorry - CD - Single - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** EVERGREY - Im Sorry - CD - Single - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $28.95 Buy It Now 10 days
Evergrey Torn CD Limited Edition Digipak Bonus Track Caught In A Lie NEW SEALED Evergrey Torn CD Limited Edition Digipak Bonus Track Caught In A Lie NEW SEALED USD $8.00 Buy It Now 10 days
EVERGREY HYMNS FOR THE BROKEN CD NEW EVERGREY HYMNS FOR THE BROKEN CD NEW USD $6.37 Buy It Now 10 days
EVERGREY TORN CD 2008 Steamhammer SPV Label EVERGREY TORN CD 2008 Steamhammer SPV Label USD $10.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Storm Within (Limited Digipak + Bonus Tr -  Evergrey - CD - New Storm Within (Limited Digipak + Bonus Tr - Evergrey - CD - New USD $21.06 Buy It Now 10 days
Rare Metal CD EVERGREY The Inner Circle slipcase FIRST EDITION ORG Inside Out Rare Metal CD EVERGREY The Inner Circle slipcase FIRST EDITION ORG Inside Out USD $19.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Evergrey-The Inner Circle  CD NEW Evergrey-The Inner Circle CD NEW USD $10.35 Buy It Now 10 days
EVERGREY - Evergrey Torn - CD - Ausimport - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** EVERGREY - Evergrey Torn - CD - Ausimport - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $22.95 Buy It Now 10 days
Evergrey: Monday Morning Apocalypse CD 2006 Bonus Track InsideOut SPV 48882 CD Evergrey: Monday Morning Apocalypse CD 2006 Bonus Track InsideOut SPV 48882 CD USD $8.95 Buy It Now 11 days
EVERGREY-Glorious Collision (Ltd. Ed.)  CD NEW EVERGREY-Glorious Collision (Ltd. Ed.) CD NEW USD $13.93 Buy It Now 11 days
Evergrey - Storm Within: Silver Vinyl [New Vinyl] Colored Vinyl, Silver, Germany Evergrey - Storm Within: Silver Vinyl [New Vinyl] Colored Vinyl, Silver, Germany USD $32.43 Buy It Now 11 days
EVERGREY - Monday Morning Apocalypse - CD - Karaoke - **Mint Condition** EVERGREY - Monday Morning Apocalypse - CD - Karaoke - **Mint Condition** USD $14.49 Buy It Now 11 days
EVERGREY - THE STORM WITHIN (STRICTLY LIMITED BOXSET)   VINYL LP+CD NEW+ EVERGREY - THE STORM WITHIN (STRICTLY LIMITED BOXSET) VINYL LP+CD NEW+ USD $68.55 Buy It Now 11 days
EVERGREY - THE STORM WITHIN (GTF.BLACK 2-VINYL)  2 VINYL LP NEW+ EVERGREY - THE STORM WITHIN (GTF.BLACK 2-VINYL) 2 VINYL LP NEW+ USD $32.78 Buy It Now 11 days
Evergrey - The Storm Within (Ltd.) (NEW CD) Evergrey - The Storm Within (Ltd.) (NEW CD) USD $21.80 Buy It Now 11 days
Evergrey - The Storm Within (NEW CD) Evergrey - The Storm Within (NEW CD) USD $20.12 Buy It Now 11 days
Monday Morning Apocalypse, Evergrey, Good Monday Morning Apocalypse, Evergrey, Good USD $5.49 Buy It Now 11 days
Evergrey Hymns for the Broken Box set fanbox box set Evergrey Hymns for the Broken Box set fanbox box set USD $139.75 Buy It Now 11 days
Evergrey-The Dark Discovery -Digi-  CD NEW Evergrey-The Dark Discovery -Digi- CD NEW USD $18.64 Buy It Now 11 days
Evergrey-Solitude Dominance Tragedy -Digi-  CD NEW Evergrey-Solitude Dominance Tragedy -Digi- CD NEW USD $18.64 Buy It Now 11 days
Evergrey-A Night To Remember Live German 2CD Inside Out 40842 Slipcase Evergrey-A Night To Remember Live German 2CD Inside Out 40842 Slipcase USD $19.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Evergrey-The Inner Circle +3 German CD Ltd Digibook Inside Out 93729 OOP Evergrey-The Inner Circle +3 German CD Ltd Digibook Inside Out 93729 OOP USD $19.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Evergrey-A Night To Remember Live German 2CD Inside Out 40842 Slipcase Evergrey-A Night To Remember Live German 2CD Inside Out 40842 Slipcase USD $17.49 Buy It Now 12 days
Evergrey - Solitude Dominance Tragedy [CD New] Evergrey - Solitude Dominance Tragedy [CD New] USD $18.10 Buy It Now 12 days
Solitude Dominance Tragedy - Evergrey (CD New) Solitude Dominance Tragedy - Evergrey (CD New) USD $16.77 Buy It Now 12 days
The Dark Discovery - Evergrey (CD New) The Dark Discovery - Evergrey (CD New) USD $16.77 Buy It Now 12 days
EVERGREY - HYMNS FOR THE BROKEN [DIGIPAK] USED - VERY GOOD CD EVERGREY - HYMNS FOR THE BROKEN [DIGIPAK] USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $16.41 Buy It Now 12 days
Evergrey - The Dark Discovery [CD New] Evergrey - The Dark Discovery [CD New] USD $18.16 Buy It Now 12 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & EVERGREY music

EVERGREY Discography

EVERGREY albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.45 | 16 ratings
The Dark Discovery
Progressive Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 4.10 | 21 ratings
Solitude Dominance Tragedy
Progressive Metal 1999
.. Album Cover 4.20 | 38 ratings
In Search of Truth
Progressive Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 3.93 | 26 ratings
Recreation Day
Progressive Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 4.10 | 25 ratings
The Inner Circle
Progressive Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 2.67 | 20 ratings
Monday Morning Apocalypse
Progressive Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 3.61 | 16 ratings
Torn
Progressive Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.20 | 17 ratings
Glorious Collision
Progressive Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 3.68 | 11 ratings
Hymns for the Broken
Progressive Metal 2014
.. Album Cover 3.74 | 7 ratings
The Storm Within
Progressive Metal 2016

EVERGREY EPs & splits

EVERGREY live albums

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
A Night to Remember
Progressive Metal 2005

EVERGREY demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo 1996
Progressive Metal 1996

EVERGREY re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Decade And A Half
Progressive Metal 2011

EVERGREY singles (4)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm Sorry
Progressive Metal 2003
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Monday Morning Apocalypse
Progressive Metal 2006
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Wrong
Progressive Metal 2011
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
King of Errors
Progressive Metal 2014

EVERGREY movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
4.46 | 3 ratings
A Night To Remember: Live 2004
Progressive Metal 2005

EVERGREY Reviews

EVERGREY The Inner Circle

Album · 2004 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
martindavey87
Put your sad faces on, this is not going to be pretty. Evergrey's 2004 release, 'The Inner Circle', is a concept album that focuses on themes of religion and abuse. Sounds pleasant, right? It's a very dark and gritty record, that pulls no punches as it tackles some deeply disturbing subject matter.

One of the things I like about Evergrey is their ability to be insanely heavy and brutal, yet maintain a sense of melody in their music. A heavy focus on strings gives this album a gothic feel, which suits the dark nature of the lyrics. And the production packs one hell of a punch, giving the heavy songs the balls they need and the softer songs the essence of melancholy and dreariness.

I told you, this won't be pretty.

The musicianship is top notch here, disregarding the common misconception that every progressive metal album involves endless solos and self-indulgent musical passages, 'The Inner Circle' focuses on atmosphere, with all guitar and keyboard solos being suited to the music perfectly. This is evident in songs such as 'Ambassador', 'The Essence of Conviction', 'A Touch of Blessing' and 'Harmless Wishes'.

This is arguably one of the most depressive albums you'll ever hear, but for all that gloom and doom, there is also some compelling, well-written music, which makes 'The Inner Circle' a worthy addition to your metal collection.

Now, cheer up, mate!

EVERGREY Recreation Day

Album · 2003 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
martindavey87
'Recreation Day' served as my introduction to Evergrey. I can't remember anything in particular that prompted me to check them out, it was an album I bought completely on a whim. But I'm glad I did, because it's a fantastic release that perfectly blends brutally heavy riffs with melodic singing, throw in some keyboards and prog-inspired song structures and you've got yourself some damn good metal.

With a much clearer production and a more progressive feel than previous releases, 'Recreation Day' is one of Evergrey's finest works, with consistently strong songwriting that doesn't stray too far from the bands firmly established, gloomy style. The interplay between crushingly heavy guitar riffs and crystalline keyboard melodies is incredible, and makes me regret all those days in my youth when I believed there was no place for keyboards in metal (let's be honest, we've all been there).

An absolute onslaught of intense progressive metal that doesn't let up for one second, the album kicks off relentlessly with 'The Great Deceiver', and follows up with the likes of 'As I Lie Here Bleeding', 'Blinded', 'End of Your Days' and the title track, each song a barrage of riffs that will have your neck aching in the morning. There's a few ballads in here too, most notably 'I'm Sorry', but the lyrical content and the sincerity in the vocals means that this is no safe haven from the underlying sense of dread and uneasiness surrounding each song.

'Recreation Day' is a dark, grim and merciless album from start to finish. There's nothing pretty about it, and that's pretty much why I love it.

EVERGREY The Storm Within

Album · 2016 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"The Storm Within" is the 10th full-length studio album by Swedish power metal act Evergrey. The album was released through AFM Records in September 2016. It´s the successor to "Hymns for the Broken" from 2014, which by many is considered a comeback album of sorts, because lead vocalist/guitarist Tom Englund reunited with drummer Jonas Ekdahl and guitarist Henrik Danhage after a lineup turmoil in 2010 meant that those two left Evergrey. Apparently the marriage is happy again though because "The Storm Within" features the exact same lineup who recorded "Hymns for the Broken (2014)".

Stylistically the music on "The Storm Within" pretty much continues the anthemic power metal with a melancholic atmosphere, that Evergrey also played on the predecessor. In fact this is unmistakably the sound of Evergrey with Tom Englund´s distinct sounding vocals in front, melodic and occasional thrash metal oriented guitar playing (the thrash metal riffs are more an influence rather than a dominant element of the band´s sound), supporting keyboards for texture, and a powerful and tight playing rhythm section. The quality of the performances is high throughout. Here I´ll have to give a special mention to Henrik Danhage´s guitar solos. He is a brilliant guitar player, and his solos on this album definitely help elevate the music to higher levels.

The songwriting is generally top notch professional too. Tracks like "Distance", "In Orbit" (featuring Floor Jansen of Nightwish), and the atmospheric title track (which reminds me quite a lot of Anathema) are among the highlights, but "The Storm Within" is overall a pretty consistent quality release. The only track which doesn´t quite reach the high quality of the rest of the material is the saccarine power ballad "The Paradox of the Flame" (a duet power balled with Tom´s wife Carina Englund). When Evergrey touch that territory is when they are worst.

"The Storm Within" features a powerful, detailed, and well sounding production, which suits the music perfectly and upon conclusion it´s another quality release by Evergrey. There´s not much development of sound, and I could have done with a few more tempo changes as most of the tracks don´t leave mid-pace, but on a whole it´s still a very professional and well sounding release, and a 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating isn´t all wrong.

EVERGREY The Inner Circle

Album · 2004 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
After the slightly shaky Recreation Day, Evergrey firmed up their sound again with The Inner Circle. Once again it's a concept album, this time based around the thin line between conventional religious practices and cultish manipulation, and how sects which theologically try to wall off their followers from the outside world can create an environment in which all sorts of abuses can take place.

The idea offers some obvious thematic connections with In Search of Truth - in the sense that both concepts revolve around conspiracies that cover for abusive actions, although where the former is fantastical and unlikely, the latter is unfortunately an all too real phenomenon, as illustrated by incidents like the conviction of Warren Jeffs. Likewise, whereas In Search of Truth had spoken word bits from the point of view of an abductee, here we have various spoken word extracts from the sermons of various religious leaders, some of whom seem overcome with grief.

So, structurally then what we are dealing with is an album which feels a lot like a sequel to In Search of Truth, and musically we're in the same general area too. On the whole, I think it's no embarrassment to its predecessor, and is certainly a better followup than Recreation Day, but I don't think it's quite on the same level - say, about a half-star difference between them.

EVERGREY Recreation Day

Album · 2003 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Evergrey's Recreation Day isn't a bad album, as such - it finds the band turning out competent progressive metal in a similar vein to the preceding In Search of Truth. However, In Search of Truth enjoyed the benefit of a much stronger central concept than the rather vague ideas about personal improvement and self-exploration that underpin proceedings here, and the comparative lack of a strong focus seems to be reflected in the compositions here as much as it is in the lyrics. The cheesier parts of Evergrey's sound get a bit more airtime, and some songs end up drifting into repetitive sections as though the band aren't sure how to develop their ideas further.

It's an enjoyable enough listen, but it's very forgettable, and it lacks the distinct flavour and atmosphere which gave In Search of Truth the edge.

EVERGREY Movies Reviews

No EVERGREY movie reviews posted yet.

EVERGREY Shouts

Please login to post a shout
adg211288 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
After a second discussion with the team they've been moved fully under prog metal.
adg211288 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
It is the wrong place as posts like that often get missed. I don't disagree with you though but the setup you see is the only compromise the collabs of the site could reach after the band was moved out of power metal.
666sharon666 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I know this is the wrong place but traditional heavy metal? Really? Evergrey are and have always been a progressive metal band.

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners
Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

ADD​/​Nihilism Mathcore
RETAIL MONKEY
Buy this album from MMA partners
You Are Mostly Nowhere Mathcore
N.A.M.E.
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Barn Mathcore
IDYLLS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Desolate Gods Death Metal
FATHER BEFOULED
Buy this album from MMA partners
Thoughts From A Stone Technical Death Metal
COMA CLUSTER VOID
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online