ARTIST:

EVERGREY

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

RECREATION DAY

(2003)
LABEL:

INSIDEOUT MUSIC

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE METAL

TAGS:
Concept-album, Rasping vocals, Technical
"Once again, Evergrey delivers with "Recreation Day" a sumptuous album."
TORPEDO (29.08.2003)  
5/5
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To reassure the fans, Evergrey didn't change its style on this "Recreation Day" and still plays a very Heavy progressive metal. The oppressive side that existed in their previous album is still there. The riffs are still huge and have a rare power. On the other hand, the opera metal parts have been left aside. The keyboards, always very present with chords, small phrases in the background or solos, often support the melodies. Finally, the hoarse voice maintains the heavy atmosphere of the music.

But the description of Recreation Day wouldn't be accurate if I didn't talk about the osmosis between the guitar riffs and the drums. On almost every track, these two instruments follow each other keeping the same rhythm, then separate, one always keeping that rhythm and the other changing, with shorter or longer movements or even all in break. Then they invert or change tempo, faster, even faster to return to normal. This characteristic which does not seem to be revolutionary, however, is so advanced that it becomes original. First of all, it gives a real dimension to the whole, and above all goes further than removing monotony or weariness. Indeed each variation allows the listener's attention to be reawakened and to feel differently the passage he has just listened to.

The second strong point that had already struck on 'In Search Of Truth' is the ease with which emotions are felt. For example, when the choruses add up, the feeling of liberation is striking. And when the solos are unleashed, the rage seizes you and finally falls back at the right moment.

Once again, Evergrey has released a flawless album. Their technique of composition and execution for a band that is finally quite young remains stunning. The method is different but the result is the same: Evergrey has delivered yet another sumptuous album.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. The Great Deceiver
02. End Of Your Days
03. As I Lie Here Bleeding
04. Recreation Day
05. Visions
06. I'm Sorry
07. Blinded
08. Fragments
09. Madness Caught Another Victim
10. Darkest Hour
11. Unforgivable
12. Trilogy Of The Damned

LINEUP:
Henrik Danhage: Guitares
Michael Håkansson: Basse
Patrick Carlsson: Batterie
Tom S. Englund: Chant / Guitares
   
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