Evergrey The Atlantic 2/1/19
In a music scene that has threatened to become increasingly trivial and contourless for a number of years, Evergrey are the (exceedingly ambitioned) silver lining on the horizon. Since 1993, the Swedish group surrounding frontman/songwriter Tom S. Englund has been synonymous with technically and compositionally outstanding standards, combined with lyrics and messages which go way beyond pure Rock ’n’ Roll prose. Their latest album 'The Atlantic', due to be released on Friday 25th January, sees the five band members: Englund, Henrik Danhage (guitar), Johan Niemann (bass), Jonas Ekdahl (drums) and Rikard Zander (keyboards), manifest their excellent reputation as one of the most unusual and innovative Progressive Metal acts worldwide, presenting the third part of their 'Hymns For The Broken' trilogy about the adventure of life, part one having been launched in 2014. In line with the programmatic album title and its expressive cover artwork (designed by Greek artist Giannis Nakos, renowned for his work for Oceans Of Slumber and Hades Rising, among others), Evergrey take their fans on a tempestuous expedition across the rough (Prog Metal) seas.