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EVERGREY -- The Inner Circle.... some thoughts.

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by LarryD, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. LarryD

    LarryD Member

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    I just passed through "The Inner Circle" 2 whole times. My initial reaction is that this is definitely something different for Evergrey. Usually I am hit hard by the very first pass through an Evergrey disc, but this time, I had to absorb most of what was going on and the disc builds to a heavy impact instead of dropping you on your head quickly.
    The disc is more song-oriented than the previous releases, and Tom Englund just continues to get better and better and absolutely slays vocally here. This is without a doubt his finest moment so far. I'm not feeling the "darkness" I have felt before, the sinister feeling I get from earlier EG discs is gone, replaced by deep, inner emotions evoked from the music. Some of this material is very cerebral, and if you're suffering from depresssion, beware as this could add to your dilemma.
    The new drummer is more than adequate -- although I miss Patrick for personal reasons, and my only complaint is that the disc is too short and I'm sure everyone will have this complaint as well. (79:00 of Evergrey is bliss)
    The band is set to take over the world with this one --- it's much more accessible than the others, and should appeal to a broader range of listeners.
    Tom Englund continues to defy to the laws of emotion.
     
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    How long is the album?
     
  3. LarryD

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    I believe it's 48:00.
     
  4. Dustro25

    Dustro25 The Land Of Glerz Cove

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    I need it
    now...
     
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    Tight huh?
     
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    Harvester The Promoter

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    I think your idea of darkness is totally different than mine. Sinister to me implys an evil nature (Nosferatu, IsoT, several from The Dark Discovery). So I agree that sinsiter is gone and it has been replaced by a far more disturbing aspect, the human psyche.

    The Inner Circle is their darkest work to date...by far.

    Glenn H.

    :Smokin: :hotjump: :wave: (my daughter loves the smilies)
     
  7. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    I shouldn't have any problem with the length, especially since the music should provide more than enough value...and I think the direction hinted at in the "review" sounds like a logical step for Evergrey...
     
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    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    well if the album is as dark "when darkness falls" this is going to be one messed up album. like i said "Atouch of blessing" is one of the best evergrey songs and i can't wait to here the whole thing.
     
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    Ravynn New Metal Member

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    someone buy me that album for my birthday!! Please! The only Evergrey album i have is "In Search of Truth", but i'm hungry for more. :)
     
  10. Bryan316

    Bryan316 METAL... nuff said!

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    Yes yes, Glen, but what we wanna know is, does your daughter RAWK?

    Heh heh.

    I wanna see her starting a middle-school prog-fusion band! 12 years old and touring across Europe! LOL
     

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