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Evergrey - Theories Of Emptiness



7.3 | 102 votes |
Release date: 7 June 2024
Style: Power metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

20 have it
27 want it


01. Falling From The Sun
02. Misfortune
03. To Become Someone Else
04. Say
05. Ghost Of My Hero
06. We Are The North
07. One Heart
08. The Night Within
09. Cold Dreams [feat. Jonas Renkse & Salina Englund]
10. Our Way Through Silence
11. A Theory Of Emptiness

Line-up
Tom S Englund - vocals, guitars
Rikard Zander - keyboard
Henrik Danhage - guitars
Simen Sandnes - drums
Jonas Ekdahl - drums
Johan Niemann - bass

Guest musicians
Vikram Shankar - orchestrations
Salina Englund - additional vocals
Jonas Renkse - additional vocals

Additional info
Produced by Tom S. Englund & Jonas Ekdahl.
Mixed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood.
Mastered by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson.
Cover artwork by Mattias Norén.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
6.7
With a lengthy streak of consistently impressive albums, Evergrey have increasingly been giving off the impression of being evergreen. However, nothing lasts forever, and with Theories Of Emptiness, there are perhaps signs that things may not stay rosy indefinitely.

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published 05.06.2024 | Comments (2)

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Comments: 20   Visited by: 256 users
11.04.2024 - 10:58
Rating: 9
EdenEcho
Didn't expect them to move on from Jacob Hansen. First single sounds promising, let's see!
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12.04.2024 - 11:25
Callisto
One of the ugliest covers of all time... Good song though :
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12.04.2024 - 11:30
JoHn Doe
Written by Callisto on 12.04.2024 at 11:25

One of the ugliest covers of all time... Good song though :

Really?! Because there are much worse album covers than this. You can call it generic, I've seen similar covers, you can call it unoriginal, but ugly?! I don't think so...
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15.04.2024 - 08:31
Callisto
Written by JoHn Doe on 12.04.2024 at 11:30

Written by Callisto on 12.04.2024 at 11:25

One of the ugliest covers of all time... Good song though :

Really?! Because there are much worse album covers than this. You can call it generic, I've seen similar covers, you can call it unoriginal, but ugly?! I don't think so...

Really! It's like a bad slide from a 90's bad powerpoint presentation... It's also generic right, but is hard to remember an uglier cover...
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15.04.2024 - 08:38
JoHn Doe
Written by Callisto on 15.04.2024 at 08:31

Written by JoHn Doe on 12.04.2024 at 11:30

Written by Callisto on 12.04.2024 at 11:25

One of the ugliest covers of all time... Good song though :

Really?! Because there are much worse album covers than this. You can call it generic, I've seen similar covers, you can call it unoriginal, but ugly?! I don't think so...

Really! It's like a bad slide from a 90's bad powerpoint presentation... It's also generic right, but is hard to remember an uglier cover...

I thought generic and unoriginal was bad enough. I just don't find it ugly. It's not like I cringe when I see it, or find it annoying or appalling.

If you find it ugly, fine. I've seen much worse than this (unfortunately).
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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19.04.2024 - 13:38
Rating: 8
Ruisdier
Written by Callisto on 12.04.2024 at 11:25

One of the ugliest covers of all time... Good song though :

I liked the style of their previous 4 album covers way more, but I don't hate this by any means
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19.04.2024 - 16:26
Metal Rasputin
I have to agree, this cover art is pretty lame and boring. But ugly? I don't thinks so, but yeah, it's not 80's anymore when band members had to draw and paint everything themselves with zero budget and it was more rule than exception that cover arts looked like they were hideous on purpose. Like you can actually expect some quality from metal cover arts these days.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
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17.05.2024 - 16:13
ivulv
How's the music? Somehow can't listen to artwork
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21.05.2024 - 08:01
Rating: 8
Written by EdenEcho on 11.04.2024 at 10:58

Jacob Hansen

who is that?
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07.06.2024 - 20:46
Rating: 6
A bunch of overrecycled songs. Nothing original about this one. I think they should try new approaches to their sound, it's already time they move away from this Escape of the Phoenix formula, which worked pretty well for 2 records, but that now is worn off.
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08.06.2024 - 23:38
Rating: 8
Grouch Douglas
Enigma
The album is better if you delete the last song. Totally irrelevant track imo.
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09.06.2024 - 13:08
Rating: 8
MeatWolf
Funny how Englund says "progress is paramount" in press release while completely retaining the last 2 albums approach, sometimes verbatim. Nothing bad about it however, I really liked them and this one is no exception.
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09.06.2024 - 18:48
JoHn Doe
I agree that they played it safe here, but I still found the music quite enjoyable.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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10.06.2024 - 09:32
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Tage Westerlund
No matter what, even previously albums is better as new albums, there something into this band what makes me come back n listen. I like his deep voice
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Stormtroopers of Death - "Speak English or Die"

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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10.06.2024 - 12:19
Rating: 7
Tom Muller
Solid record
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Can you see it
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10.06.2024 - 17:27
Rating: 9
Oskmrgo83
Oskmrgo83
"Ghost Of My Hero" just became my favorite Evergrey song.
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Now it's time to... rock!!!!!
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11.06.2024 - 07:49
24emd
Theory Snob
As usual solid tracks overall with a few I love and will come back to. Opener is pretty good btu has nothing on "Save Us", midsection of "To Become Someone Else" was awesome, and "Cold Dreams" had some great moments too, especially when the speed arrives.
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14.06.2024 - 17:04
Rating: 8
SebaRaven36
It's a tremendously solid album in my opinion I loved it, only like 2 songs I found as filler, but the songs that became my favorites and I've listened to them more than 20 times are: "Say" - "Ghost Of My Hero"

"Say" is an exceptional song!.
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15.06.2024 - 15:11
Rating: 8
I quite enjoyed this. not sure why people want bands to change their style every 2 albums.

good compositions throughout, and instrumentation seems to get better with every album. I've been listening to this quite a lot since it's release
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15.06.2024 - 21:56
Rating: 8
thebenfo
They had a few great songs and a couple of weak ones, but overall, this is a strong Evergrey record in their post-hiatus era.
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