At one point I had ranked Evergrey up there with Kamelot in terms of consistency when it came to album releases, the one difference now was Kamelot has evolved into their style of “dark arts” progressive metal as opposed to Evergrey still keeping the sound they broke out on their strongest album “Recreation Day”.
The music is Melodic Progressive Metal/Rock Opera with strong Symphonic influences and elements of Hard Rock. It is not very Heavy and Aggressive but contains many beautiful melodies, decent synth works (maestro Jens Johansson performed some outstanding solos) and solid guitar work. Sometimes it reminds me of Royal Hunt and Rock Operas Genius and Ayreon.
With it being the 4th of July and Blink 182 do come from that part of the world, I was expecting one hell of a party!