From Dark Discoveries To Heartless Portraits Evergrey

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Label: Napalm Records Handels GmbH

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Metal

Artist: Evergrey

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  • 1Call Out The Dark (Live Version)05:10
  • 2Where August Mourns (Live Version)05:39
  • 3My Allied Ocean (Live Version)04:28
  • 4A Touch Of Blessing (Live Version)05:52
  • 5Recreation Day (Live Version)06:30
  • 6King Of Errors (Live Version)06:07
  • 7Save Us (Piano Vocal Version)02:57
  • 8Call Out The Dark (Piano Vocal Version)02:54
  • 9Blindfolded (Piano Vocal Version)03:35
  • 10Midwinter Calls (Piano Vocal Version)04:23
  • 11A Silent Arc (Demo Version - Instrumental)07:37
  • 12Save Us (Demo Version - Rough Mix)04:40
  • 13Midwinter Calls (Demo Version - Rough Mix)05:13
  • 14Call Out The Dark (Demo Version - Rough Mix)04:26
  • 15Blindfolded (Demo Version - Rough Mix)04:14
  • Total Runtime01:13:45

Info for From Dark Discoveries To Heartless Portraits

EVERGREY, Gothenburg, Sweden's finest export of darkness, celebrates 30 years of metal mastery with a very special treat to be released via Napalm Records: an anniversary album, titled "From Dark Discoveries To Heartless Portraits", to be issued on December 15, 2023.

EVERGREY states: "Make sure you get a hold off the limited-edition book as we have worked intensely for months to gather all the photos and write all the stories for each of the albums. It's an insanely cool product to have and to remember all of these years together with us! Here's to another 30!"

In addition to live versions of recent tracks like "Call Out The Dark" and "Where August Mourns", the record travels down memory lane with "My Allied Ocean", "A Touch Of Blessing", "Recreation Day" and "King Of Errors". The second half of the offering contains soulful piano vocal versions of four songs from the latest full-length ("Save Us", "Call Out The Dark", "Blindfolded" and "Midwinter Calls"),and demo versions of the same tracks, topped by a instrumental version of "A Silent Arc".

Since their very first record, 1998's "The Dark Discovery", the Swedish entity led by founder, singer and guitarist Tom S. Englund — one of the most distinctive vocals in metal — has enthralled fans and critics alike with their matchless skill in merging progressive heaviness with intense melodic metal topped by gripping lyrics that run shivers down one's spine. To date, the band has gathered numerous worldwide chart positions with 13 studio albums in total, and in 2022, the five-piece proved again — even after 30 years of existence — that their creativity sees no bounds with the release of "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)".

Tom S. Englund, vocals, guitars
Henrik Danhage, guitars
Rikard Zander, keyboards
Johan Niemann, bass
Jonas Ekdahl, drums

For decades, Sweden has continued to produce the top names in heavy metal, regardless of sub-genre. Although debuting back in ’98, this Gothenburg outfit is only now receiving the international acclaim due them. Molding the various pedigrees of their countrymen into one distinctive sound: supreme musicianship prized by perfectionists, yet intense enough to win the blackened hearts of those more primordial, EVERGREY offer fans something truly different.

In these days of paint-by-numbers releases, where everyone mimics the elite purveyors of a particular style, EVERGREY’s music is something unique. Reviewers, and fans alike, typically use other bands as a reference point when discussing music. They sound like X, is a common refrain. Not so, EVERGREY. Built on a solid foundation of progressive metal, the multi-dimension voice of guitarist Tom S. Englund is what separates these Swedes. The lanky frontman possesses both a coarse, rasp and silky voice, equally suited for the band’s diverse repertoire. Regardless of which set of vocal chords he employed, Englund delivers an emotional performance, from pained, heart wrenching agony to bitter aggression. All of which can be heard on the dark new concept album, The Inner Circle.

“On the last album, we did Unforgivable, and that thought stayed with me, says Englund, about people abusing children, then hiding behind their religion, or whatever, to get away from the law. It´s despicable. It makes me so mad, like I could kill someone. Seriously. We actually thought about doing this concept for the last record, but there was too little time, to really get into the subject. We don´t want to accuse someone, without knowing what we´re talking about. This isn´t about bashing Christianity, it´s about bashing fanatics, people who try to convince others to their way of thinking. Society today wants someone to tell them how/what to think. Our (concert) t-shirts are going to say, I am my own God, God walking.’

As with the success of their previous release, Recreation Day, Englund and guitar partner Henrik Danhage, have again taken on producing duties for The Inner Circle. The results are stellar, the best sounding EVERGREY disc to date. This new opus also features the recording debut of the young new drummer Jonas Ekdahl. Ekdahl was Evergrey’s drum tech and was quick to jump behind the kit when Patrick Carlsson decided to leave the band last year.

This album contains no booklet.

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