10/19/2007 - Review by: Kim Thore
Incrave/Evergrace - The Escape - 2007 - Ulterium Records
Formed six years ago in the Swedish town of Edsbyn, Incrave has a unique sound by combining the stadium vocals of Johan Falk who evokes memories of Tommy Shaw with a wired for metal quintet backing him up. Morgana Lefay and Dream Evil comparisons are a bit too obvious...but should give the listener an idea of what to expect. Track 4-'Alive' starts off with a tribute to Metallica's For Whom the Bell Tolls but is the cd's best example of the juxtaposition of sounds that you get with Incrave. Styx meets Evergrey..and its not bad.
Track 6 'I Am You' is another stand out- it gives each member a chance to shine on in the metal sheen.
Josef Davidsson on Drums, Martin Davidsson on Bass, David Ohlsson and Jon Balefalk on Guitars, and Jonathan Stenberg on Keyboards are each very tight in their own right, with Davidsson standing out with some impressive fills and stamina.
This cd is worth adding to your collection, but keep an ear for future releases--the best is yet to come.
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