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Evergrey's New Album: A Return to Form?

Discussion in 'Evergrey' started by Xenoslayer33, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Xenoslayer33

    Xenoslayer33 New Metal Member

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    Hey all, I rarely post on the forums, in fact I may not have ever posted here before...

    I am a huge Evergrey fan like many of you.. I own all their albums, the DVD, and I've seen em jam with Children of Bodom and Iced Earth. Needless to say, I was slightly disappointed with Monday Morning Apocalypse. Not that the album wasn't good, it just strayed too far from the Evergrey I know and love.:headbang:

    My question then, is directed to both fans and Evergrey themselves: With the change of a new bassist and feedback from fans, do you think the new Evergrey album will be a return to the form we love? Or will they continue to develop this mainstream, cliched style of shorter songs? Will we see a more progressive side, with frequent time-changes solos, and complexity? Or will we again see the repetitive chorus and riff segments?

    Only time will tell of course, but what do you think?
     
  2. valerus

    valerus The Ghost of Perdition

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    Hopefully they will return to their earlier sound, but whatever. They still rock.
     
  3. ProgMetalFan

    ProgMetalFan In the attic

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    hopefully they continue to progress and grow as musicians, songwriters and producers intead of retreading old ideas
     
  4. peza

    peza Reported Type: INTP

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    Agreed.
     
  5. 1Time

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    Since MMA was more regression than progression in terms of musicianship, hopefully something more creative is around the corner. If repeating the same simplistic riff and chorus over and over again is progress and growth, count me in for some retreaded ideas.
     
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    It's progression for them cause they didn't do simplistic riffs and choruses before!

    I can understand that they don't wanna do the same thing all their career.
    And they probably never wanna go backwards.
     
  7. ErasedCitizen

    ErasedCitizen Newbornscreenager

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    i can understand them wanting to progress but the way they changed with MMA didnt really appeal to me near as much as their old albums so hopefully this one will appeal to me more even if it is quite different from their earlier albums which i expect it will be. :)
     
  8. Xenoslayer33

    Xenoslayer33 New Metal Member

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    I agree with most of you concerning MMA; it just wasn't up to standards. While it certainly rocks hard, it's difficult to listen to over and over, simply because it becomes boring. I'm not asking for "In Search of Truth 2", but I'd like to see some of the complexity of the older albums.

    Do Tom and the gang ever post on the forums? I'd like them to see this thread and post their thoughts and ideas. Growing as a musician is fundamental, but ignoring fans and regressing into monotony is not the way to go. Hopefully they will choose the former and deepen their prog roots. This is what we want, and I know I speak for many of you.
     
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    peza Reported Type: INTP

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    Yes, some of them do/have post occasionally. However, I would assume they like to stay out of discussions whether or not it's about to 'please' fans or do their own stuff regardless. Simply because, in my humble opinion, I'm quite convinced they truly believe that the last thing they've done always is the best in their perspective.
     
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    I'm just saying that progress is not just change, but a forward movement. An improvement. And to me and many others MMA is a change, but not a positive step.

    I know the band doesn't owe us anything or have to tailor their sound to anyone. As a fan its just disappointing, because they did that style so well, and no one else that I have heard even comes close (for me anyway).
     
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    apetesh New Metal Member

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    On MMA they tried to take their music to a different direction, i would not call it "progressing". Some of their fans loved the new direction and some didn't.
    Personally, i enjoyed the latest release and I'm looking forward to their next album. I trust them to produce the best album within their musical capabilities.
     
  12. RisenFromTheSea_CRO

    RisenFromTheSea_CRO Nihil Morari

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    Is Tom going to produce next album, or Sanken Sandquist and Stefan Glaumann will be in charge of this one to?
     
  13. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    agreed. it doesn't make sense to wish a band to keep putting out the same album
     
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    Lodbrokk Recreated into Day

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    i hope tom...i like the sound on albums before MMA
     
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    Strahd I am fine

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    I would definitely prefer if the boys do it as well. From what I could gather from the interviews they were quite happy with Sankens production but it was not what they thought it would be. I'm still curious as to how the album would have sounded if they'd done it themselves.
     
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    im a bit tired of discussing forth and back about MMA. Now im really REALLY exited to see how the next album turns out! Cover art, Lyrics, theme and of course the music... i hope we can get a little studio diary so we can follow the progress.
     
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    well, i realy hope a new-old album. not that MMA wasn't good, it was, but evergrey must continue with the dark side, dark and heavy, that is all that matters. we had excellent songs and lyrics from the inner circle album, songs that changed me, that lyrics opened my eyes for certain things.
    i just don't get it why they are back to studio if the the MMA album was "just" released.
    i'm already eating my all fingers waiting the album.
    that's it. ciao ciao
     
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    what a bunch of whiners!!! i loved MMA (by far their best effort) I hope they will do whatever they want. i would not want them to make any step back (i know it's not my business :heh: ). making part 2 of any album doesn't make sense. look at Queensryche. that album is...ehmmm...let's say, it doesn't live up to the hype...:devil: keep it up guys.:headbang:
     
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    I have a good feeling had they produced MMA themselves, the album would not have been criticized as badly as it has. The songs on that album absolutely slay in a live setting.
     
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    you just took the words right out of my mouth... :headbang:
     

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