Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken



8.3 | 254 votes |
Release date: 26 September 2014
Style: Progressive metal, Power metal

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Disc I
01. The Awakening
02. King Of Errors
03. A New Dawn
04. Wake A Change
05. Archaic Rage
06. Barricades
07. Black Undertow
08. The Fire
09. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. The Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath

Disc II [Limited Edition bonus]
01. Hymns For The Broken [piano version]
02. Barricades [piano version]
03. These Scars [piano version]

Line-up
Tom S. Englund - vocals, guitars
Rikard Zander - keyboard
Henrik Danhage - guitars
Jonas Ekdahl - drums
Johan Niemann - bass

Studio musicians
Carina Englund - vocals
Chris Roy - backing vocals
Salina Englund - choir
Klara Hanehöj - choir
Felicia Grundell - choir
Fredrik Skoglund - choir

Additional info
All music by Evergrey.
Recorded in Gung Studios, Division Two Studios, and Sound Industry Studios by Jonas Ekdahl, Tom S. Englund and Arnold Lindberg.
Mixed and mastered in Hansen studios by Jacob Hansen.
Cover artwork by Marcus Körling @ Letslive.se.
Booklet artwork by Gaspare Frazzitta @ gasparefrazzitta.com.
Photos and videos by Patric Ullaeus @ Revolver.se.

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
8.0
As a band seemingly at the brink of defeat and dissolution, Evergrey have returned with surprising resolve on their latest record, and, with themes of revolution in mind, Hymns For The Broken resounds with renewed inspiration and restored integrity.

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published 26.10.2014 | Comments (4)

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12.10.2014 - 21:47
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Evergrey has a trademark sound, so I don't think that will change. Apart from the usual traits of their music, I think they rediscovered their progressive side with this album and that somehow makes it more appealing. Songs like "Archaic Rage", "The Grand Collapse" (probably their best song in a long time) and "The Aftermath" for instance.

Very pleased with this album. If you don't try to compare it to their masterpieces from Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy up to The Inner Circle, it think it's easy to appreciate it.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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24.10.2014 - 17:41
Rating: 8
yeah1980
The formula is the same that the last albums, but this time it's better in freshness and songwriting.
Probably the best Evergrey album in 10 years.
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"I'm not insane, I'm just smarter than you" (Devin Townsend)
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30.10.2014 - 10:15
Rating: 10
_deepblack
Fucking great \m/
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27.02.2015 - 18:31
Rating: 9
In Bone Factory
I actually love their previous album, but this, oh god, the perfect Dark/Atmospheric/Progressive album with the main line-up is their best in the last decade. very impressive \m/
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a hammerhead goobrian
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07.08.2016 - 11:57
Rating: 7
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
It seems I'm a minority here, because I didn't like this album as much as Glorious Collision (I'm not even speaking of classic Evergrey records). Don't get me wrong - it's a good album. It's just that after listening to it none of the songs stays in my head. I haven't developed any kind of emotional connection to the album, which was nearly always the case with the other band's works.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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