Evergrey - In Search Of Truth review
|Album:||In Search Of Truth|
01. The Masterplan
02. Rulers Of The Mind
03. Watching The Skies
04. State Of Paralysis
05. The Encounter
06. Mark Of The Triangle
07. Dark Waters
08. Different Worlds
This is a miracle - progressive metal band that doesn't sound like Dream Theater! Rare thing these days... 'In Search Of Truth' is the concept album with the main theme dealing with the 'X-Files' stuff, except after this album the 'X-Files' would look like a childish fairy-tale or some kind of a parody. Now, believe me, it takes a lot of talent to turn such thing as alien abduction into something this serious and deep.
Thomas Englund has the most emotional voice I've ever heard. His vocal range is really impressive - from quiet and estranged to rough and aggressive, it reflects everything with frightening convincebility. In 'Different Worlds' you can hear the whole emotional depth, despair and insecurity of the main character, who was abducted by aliens and now is trying to find the truth - no one believes him, no one understands him, he can't sleep at nights being scared of darkness, scared of light as well... Hell, you actually begin to believe all this stuff!
Every song is a highlight here - I can't even tell which songs are better than the other ones. And all of them are full of fresh ideas and perfect in their complexity. The album incorporates a lot of symphonic elements - orchestral background, choir and operatic vocals. All this creates a majestic but still very dark atmosphere. Add here also unbelievably good piano parts and you will get the picture. Undoubtedly the best Prog album of the year.
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