Monday, December 8, 2014
Evergrey - "King of Errors"
Nine times out of 10, I enjoy music videos for what they are and leave it at that. They serve their intended purpose of painting a picture of the band's lineup or a song's subject mattter, but sooner or later I forget about them and focus on what matters most--the music. But sometimes, long after the fact, they manage to leave a lasting impression on me, even as the music quitely creeps back into my collection, jettisoned from the daily listening rotation.
Evergrey's "King of Errors" is one of those times.
Just look at the spacious area Evergrey gets to play with--it's interesting, dare I say original, and gorgeous in an industrial sort of way. This isn't the normal "let's cram the band into a small room or in front of a green screen and play to your heart's content." No, it's something entirely different, and I applaud Everygrey and AFM Records for making it happen. Coupled with a monumnetal opening filled with water and vast landscapes, it's a full-blown production. It's, quite literally, something else, as the expression commonly goes.
Frontman Tom Englund explains the message Evergrey's most recent record projects and the story behind it here. And, from what I can tell, "King of Errors" fits nicely within the theme. It's just a great piece of music that's not only gripping as far as the melody goes, but also with the lyrical content. It's an engaging piece for the band, I think, even though I admit to being unfamiliar with most of their discography.