Fusing melody and dissonance, the London based metal quartet The Ever Living is releasing their latest album Herephemine. The cinematic group have continued to write music that makes the listener transcend to a different world, both beautiful and tragic at the same time.
New Mutiny holds strong evanescence vibes, just with a hint of gothic Viking. The vocals encapsulate your ears instantly which holds a sense of despair. Meanwhile, the bass and low tuned guitar sets the tone of sadness with the slow pace, almost creating a statement of using music as an art form for a romantic tragedy.
Prismatic Dissonance keeps to the themes of making a statement and the sounds provided by the distorted guitars gives the illusion of a euphoric feel. This song is almost like a symphonic version of when you leave a plug half way in an amplifier and it makes the long sound, which also creates the originality the quartet are known for.
Incandescent array juxtaposes this idea with an explosion of heavy sounds, breaking up the silence made in prismatic dissonance. The piano in the background provides a lullaby-like tone, implicating a death of a loved one or something like a romantic nightmare.
Which brings us onto Funeral Waltz. The crash and clatter of drums fused with the bass is followed up by unholy bellows, which offer a sense of disparity. However, with the piano suggesting an almost gothic feel, we get the vibes of a vampiric ball room dance alongside the slow paced music.
With the vocals being inaudible, this provides a feel that the album is more of an art piece than just any release in the music industry. The idea of the quartet providing a sense of tragedy and love is almost like a modern day Shakespearean play just in music form. We get a sense of an impending doom and love through the piano and vocals which holds a sadness in tone. This album is slightly monotonous, however every tune has a slight difference and still transcends the listener to a euphoric state.
A gothic version of Polyphia