The sequence of Evermore’s concept album “Court of the Tyrant” was enough really to love this record. The first thing I should salute Johan Karlsson and Andreas Viklands is their arrangement of the track indeed and this was enough to make it the best concept album that I have received so far in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Well, first I recommend that you first should be familiar with the great novel by Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces,  in which the author discusses his theory of the mythological structure of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world myths. In “Court of the Tyrant King” tried to deliver their own interpretation around the “Monomyth” or “Hero’s Journey” concept. “In the Hero’s Journey, there are several “steps” or segments that the story and/or hero progresses throughout the storytelling. Many of these steps reoccur in many different stories from all ages and cultures in human history and although the stories are not the same they often basically follow the same kind of framework or development.” – Evermore explained. The beauty of the music is indescribable indeed! Karlsson and Viklands with Haraldsson on lead vocals were capable to present a metal masterpiece include all your beloved lines of modern techniques of melodic and syphonic metal and at the same time keeping the original heavy metal sound influenced by iconic Swedish and English acts, in which I didn’t find anywhere else literally. Although, the band lineup isn’t big still you can find tightness, harmony, and creativity. Also, I should mention that when you check “Court of the Tyrant King” the music arrangement as well as soloing will blow your mind! Now, it’s time to feel the beauty, and don’t forget to NOT bow for the Tyrant King! Enjoy! 😉

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Mena Ezzat


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