Evergrey: “The Atlantic” Album Review

Formed in 1993, Evergrey are a prominent Swedish progressive metal act who proudly deliver their latest release, The Atlantic, in the tail-end of January. It is the third album of a trilogy that began in 2014 with Hymns for the Broken followed by 2016’s The Storm Within.

The Atlantic has a definite fierceness to it and is described by vocalist Tom Englund as: “It’s about relationships, beauty and darkness, about fortune and grief, about love, hate, despair, joy and everything connected with it. Life is like a journey across the ocean, on the way to distant shores.”

From the opening song “A Silent Arc” to the closer “This Ocean” you are on a journey through these emotions that rise and flow over you, much like the ocean it is named for. Labyrinthine and cerebral, their music reflects a strong almost chemical bond among the members. Featuring exceptional instrumental performances and intensely grooving guitar work, the songs are driving, focused and momentous.

Never at a loss for ideas musically or compositionally, there are times that The Atlantic feels overwhelming and perhaps a little bloated as they embed so much as a whole on one album. However, Evergrey maintain the atmosphere cultivated with heavy transitions and a warm production that makes it “digestible” to the ears. It is a rich, genuinely unique work.

The Atlantic is out January 25 on AFM Records. Buy it here!

Evergrey - The Atlantic - Promo

Ally's Rating
  • Musicianship
  • Lyrics
  • Heaviness
  • Overall Impression

We Deliver!

Don’t have time to stay on top of your metal news? Let us bring it to you!

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkdin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest