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Evergrey, Seven Kingdoms, Need, Ascendia
May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm| $15 - $30
Evergrey, Seven Kingdoms, Need, Ascendia, Special Guest
Friday May 19th
21 and over
Advanced Ticket Price:$15
VIP package includes meet and greet, VIP Poster and photo with the band.
Day of Show Ticket Price:$18
Day of show VIP- $35
For decades, Sweden has continued to produce the top names in heavy metal, regardless of sub-genre. Although debuting back in ’98, this Gothenburg outfit is only now receiving the international acclaim due them. Molding the various pedigrees of their countrymen into one distinctive sound: supreme musicianship prized by perfectionists, yet intense enough to win the blackened hearts of those more primordial, EVERGREY offer fans something truly different.
In these days of paint-by-numbers releases, where everyone mimics the elite purveyors of a particular style, EVERGREY’s music is something unique. Reviewers, and fans alike, typically use other bands as a reference point when discussing music. “They sound like X,” is a common refrain. Not so, EVERGREY. Built on a solid foundation of progressive metal, the multi-dimension voice of guitarist Tom S. Englund is what separates these Swedes. The lanky frontman possesses both a coarse, rasp and silky voice, equally suited for the band’s diverse repertoire. Regardless of which set of vocal chords he employed, Englund delivers an emotional performance, from pained, heart wrenching agony to bitter aggression. On their fourth opus, Recreation Day, the band has graduated to the next level, constructing eleven elaborately layered songs, which highlight this passion soaked voice. Paradoxically, as lovely as the piano accompanied title track and the sultry female wails on ‘Darkest Hour’ are, EVERGREY excel onstage, still a weak point for most prog-metal acts. The live intensity is shared by the likes of ‘Visions’ and the opener, ‘The Great Deceiver’.