Evergrey deserves your utmost respect. No matter the conditions in which they have to play, no matter the size of the audience and no matter the ordeals they have to deal with, the music and its sharing with the fans remain the number one priority of these Swedes. Following a massive wave of departures from the band, leaving leader Tom Englund and keyboardist Rikard Zander the only two left, it’s an almost completely reconstituted band (once again excellent musicians and good backing vocalists) coming back from afar with a new endeavor entitled Glorious Collision, which is to be released on February the 28th. A refreshing album for the fans, including all the elements Evergrey’s audience appreciates: a powerful yet precise guitar tone, hard-hitting songs, melodic with that touch of melancholy soaring from Englund’s voice, once again full of sincerity and vulnerability.
Radio Metal, associated with SPV, would like to use this occasion to offer you an exclusive preview of a song of the album: the amazing “Restoring The Loss”. Let’s take a moment to notice the brilliant music arrangement. Not being particularly dense, the keyboard lines are discrete and subtly placed. A constant on the album. “Restoring The Loss” happens to be of exemplary moderation: no real solo, only a few fast runs here and there, to remind us that in Evergrey, they know how to play. The band does just enough to remind it, but stays rigorously simple. Let’s note the presence of a pleasant arpeggio, bare and simple, serving as a bridge for a few bars.
Finally, let us not forget (not a chance!) the chorus of this song, which will be the reason why you won’t be able to listen to it only once. You can listen to it (and re-listen to it) right here, and on air with Radio Metal.
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