Sweden is truly the home of melodic death metal, with bands like In Flames, Dark Tranquility and Soilwork. Now you can add a new name to that list: ”Eyes Wide Open”.
With strong melodies, big riffs and their trademarked use of megaphone, they deliver huge choruses that will – without a doubt – stick in your mind. In december 2013. their debut album “Aftermath” was released. Some words on Aftermath from critics:
Metal Temple – “The bands music has all the ingredients of belonging on the world’s stages and my guess is they will be sooner rather than later. A must have.” 10/10
The Grim Tower – “It’s a modern example of what the melodic death metal/melo-death genre should sound like.” 8/10
A Metal State of Mind – “What a feel-good band! The musicianship is out of the top drawer.” 4,2/5
Shortly after the release of Aftermath, they signed a deal with Agentur EAM, and embarked on their first ever European tour, which ended back home in Sweden at the legendary Sweden Rock Festival.
What does 2016 hold in store? Just wait and see.
Eyes Wide Open is:
Erik Engstrand – Vocals
Kristofer Strandberg – Guitars
Jesper Lindgren – Bass
Karl Adamsson – Drums & percussion