Evergrey interview with Englund and Ekdahl
One of the leading names in the power – progressive metal world is the Swedish quintet, Evergrey. Forming in 1995, the band has released eight full length albums, with number nine released this week through AFM Records. The band has been known for relatively dark lyrics and concept albums since their debut. The notable changes in the lineup, with the return of Jonas Ekdahl (drums) and Henrik Danhage (guitar) grabbed my attention immediately. Though the band briefly spoke about the addition of the two previous members on their Facebook, “What can we say? We missed each other.” I truly believe that this decision, and the amazing mixing and production quality are what set this album up for its coming success. I can’t think of a single moment on this album I don’t absolutely love. As someone who could never get hooked by an Evergrey album, I can assure you this is not just ‘fandom’ talking. Hymns for the Broken is a near perfect album that even after weeks of constant play, I can not get enough of. Perhaps it is indeed perfection, or perhaps it just hit me at the right time in my life, either way I am in love. Easily a current contender for album of the year, it’s so full of beautiful melodies and amazing arrangements that any fan of power or progressive metal will absolutely love it.
Metalholic recently had a chat with Evergrey‘s frontman Tom Englund and drummer Jonas Ekdahl. They discuss new album Hymns For The Broken (read our review here), songwriting, line-up change, personal journey, lyrical approach and much more.
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