Release date: 26 September 2014
Style: Progressive metal, Power metal

Rating:

8.2 | 199 votes

Owners:

140 have it
33 want it


Disc I
01. The Awakening
02. King Of Errors
03. A New Dawn
04. Wake A Change
05. Archaic Rage
06. Barricades
07. Black Undertow
08. The Fire
09. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. The Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath

Disc II [Limited Edition bonus]
01. Hymns For The Broken [piano version]
02. Barricades [piano version]
03. These Scars [piano version]

Review

Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
8.0
As a band seemingly at the brink of defeat and dissolution, Evergrey have returned with surprising resolve on their latest record, and, with themes of revolution in mind, Hymns For The Broken resounds with renewed inspiration and restored integrity.

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published 26.10.2014 | Comments (2)

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LascaillesShroud - 05.06.2014 at 20:57  
  My excitement is palpable across the many galaxies of the universe
EnigmaLake - 16.08.2014 at 16:14  
 
Written by LascaillesShroud on 05.06.2014 at 20:57

My excitement is palpable across the many galaxies of the universe


That first video re-kindled good old nostalgia yet added new touches, Danhage (sp?) returning I'm very excited for this. I one time drove 6 hours to see this band live.
LascaillesShroud - 16.08.2014 at 17:17  
 
Written by EnigmaLake on 16.08.2014 at 16:14

Written by LascaillesShroud on 05.06.2014 at 20:57

My excitement is palpable across the many galaxies of the universe


That first video re-kindled good old nostalgia yet added new touches, Danhage (sp?) returning I'm very excited for this. I one time drove 6 hours to see this band live.


Danhage and Jonas returning are big for me. Danhage/Englund guitar combo is great. His lead playing coupled with Tom's is immense!
EnigmaLake - 16.08.2014 at 17:49  
 
Written by LascaillesShroud on 16.08.2014 at 17:17

Danhage and Jonas returning are big for me. Danhage/Englund guitar combo is great. His lead playing coupled with Tom's is immense!

Agreed! Did you see the new video? Tom's voice, unique and strong.
LascaillesShroud - 16.08.2014 at 20:08  
 
Written by EnigmaLake on 16.08.2014 at 17:49

Written by LascaillesShroud on 16.08.2014 at 17:17

Danhage and Jonas returning are big for me. Danhage/Englund guitar combo is great. His lead playing coupled with Tom's is immense!

Agreed! Did you see the new video? Tom's voice, unique and strong.


Yep, love the song. I am gonna fanboy all over this album
Therkal - 07.09.2014 at 13:48  
Rating: 9 I had the privilege of being able to attend a pre-listening session of this album. I must say it is amazing, unfortunately we only listened to twice. For me that is not enough to write a more detailed review, as I need to able to listen to the material in tranquility. But from what I have heard, we are in for a real treat!
LeKiwi - 26.09.2014 at 06:01  
Rating: 8 I don't think we'll ever get another RD or TIC, but this is as close as it'll every get. Nice comeback Evergrey
kuvaton - 26.09.2014 at 19:27  
Rating: 9 Just bought it. I feared that just the song on YouTube was good. But after the first listen Evergrey doesn't dissappoint me.
Joodicator - 27.09.2014 at 07:14  
  My body was NOT ready for A Grand Collapse.
robpal - 27.09.2014 at 14:33  
Rating: 9 GOOD stuff.
Dark Forever - 27.09.2014 at 16:56  
Rating: 8 Finally, after three average albums, they return to their former quality!
tea[m]ster - 27.09.2014 at 17:34  
Rating: 7
Written by Dark Forever on 27.09.2014 at 16:56

Finally, after three average albums, they return to their former quality!


Good to hear. I feel bad for this band. Seems they can never catch a break. Remember when all their gear got stolen on tour? Was heart-breaking.
Frodd - 27.09.2014 at 18:29  
Rating: 7 My expectations are high.

EDIT: it's pretty neat.
Andreas - 27.09.2014 at 20:17  
  Can anyone tell me if King of Errors sets the tone for the rest of the album? If so, then I'll pass on this one.
LeKiwi - 27.09.2014 at 22:27  
Rating: 8
Written by Andreas on 27.09.2014 at 20:17

Can anyone tell me if King of Errors sets the tone for the rest of the album? If so, then I'll pass on this one.

It's quite varied actually, much like their albums written in their former glory. You'll have to see for yourself
Antartic - 28.09.2014 at 19:43  
Rating: 9 Amazing comeback!!
qlacs - 28.09.2014 at 22:44  
 
Written by Andreas on 27.09.2014 at 20:17

Can anyone tell me if King of Errors sets the tone for the rest of the album? If so, then I'll pass on this one.


That was pretty boring for me too but many ppl seem to enjoy the full length.
quisableed - 29.09.2014 at 20:40  
  That cover art.
Yugosaki - 30.09.2014 at 14:15  
Rating: 9 Very enjoyable
Lokasenna - 01.10.2014 at 22:46  
Rating: 8 Definitely the same sound/style as their last couple, but much stronger material.
BlankFile - 02.10.2014 at 23:13  
Rating: 9 Really enjoyable release, with some memorable tracks like "King of Erros", "A New Dawn", "The Fire" or "Missing You"
mr8shot - 05.10.2014 at 02:24  
Rating: 10 Great album, production sounds great
cenobiter - 06.10.2014 at 01:54  
Rating: 9 Been listening to this album for 3 days straight now. Holy shit.
Risto - 06.10.2014 at 08:34  
Rating: 7 Just so the staff knows, 2/3 out of current '1' ratings can be considered vote abuse
Wes - 06.10.2014 at 15:46  
Rating: 9 Wow, just great...
FelixtheMetalcat - 07.10.2014 at 22:25  
Rating: 8
Written by Dark Forever on 27.09.2014 at 16:56

Finally, after three average albums, they return to their former quality!


wow, no kidding? I thought Torn & Glorious Collision were very well put together but I guess we Evergrey fans are pretty tedious at times. I've never heard anything by them that I thought "sucked" & having attended the PPUSA listening party for this album, all i could say was "holy shit" over & over. I do think this is an album that grows on you also so I'll reserve any final thoughts for a little down the road.
Enjoy the ride!
Dark Forever - 07.10.2014 at 23:27  
Rating: 8
Written by FelixtheMetalcat on 07.10.2014 at 22:25

I thought Torn & Glorious Collision were very well put together


I enjoyed both albums and they have great songs, but there was something missing that now as returned to their sound.
Groby94 - 11.10.2014 at 18:09  
Rating: 9 Awesome comeback. It's more or less in the same vein as the previous couple of albums, but in terms of quality this one is way ahead of them.
Joodicator - 12.10.2014 at 19:41  
  Can't stop listening to this.
PocketMetal - 12.10.2014 at 20:00  
Rating: 9 This is so well done.
BloodTears - 12.10.2014 at 21:47  
Rating: 8 Evergrey has a trademark sound, so I don't think that will change. Apart from the usual traits of their music, I think they rediscovered their progressive side with this album and that somehow makes it more appealing. Songs like "Archaic Rage", "The Grand Collapse" (probably their best song in a long time) and "The Aftermath" for instance.

Very pleased with this album. If you don't try to compare it to their masterpieces from Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy up to The Inner Circle, it think it's easy to appreciate it.
yeah1980 - 24.10.2014 at 17:41  
Rating: 8 The formula is the same that the last albums, but this time it's better in freshness and songwriting.
Probably the best Evergrey album in 10 years.
_deepblack - 30.10.2014 at 10:15  
Rating: 10 Fucking great \m/

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