The deep nature of this album only adds to the atmosphere that each song excellently portrays. It really gives an awe-inspiring vibe to the entire EP. Great job guys, I'll be waiting for the next.
Favorite track: Palace of Dreams.
These three tracks quickly obtained my attention and have been a staple in my listening sessions since they were released. This music is incredibly moving, strongly emotional, and it gives me goosebumps for so many unpinpointable reasons. I'm excited to listen to the projects to come.
Favorite track: Released.
This album was inspired by the drummer, Ashton Caton's experience of the earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015. He was backpacking on the Everest Base Camp Trail when the earthquake struck. Stuck on the trail for a week until he could safely fly back to Kathmandu, Ashton experienced constant aftershocks, corpses being dropped off by helicopters at the village he was stuck in, and the fear for his life and the lives of those around him.
When he finally returned back to his home in North Carolina, he slowly started showing signs of PTSD. He began to see a counselor, but it didn't help relieve his anxiety or prevent his panic attacks. He was looking for a book to read to help take his mind off of things, when a friend suggested the classic Les Miserables. This book provided a remedy that nothing else could. It pulled him out of the pits of deep depression, and brought him into a place of light.
He started to write songs, which became his own self-prescribed therapy. His goal was to create an album where listeners could walk with him from day one in the Himalayas, through the earthquake and PTSD, and all the way into his renewal. The Palace of Dreams EP is about this personal odyssey, and his rejuvenation and transformation from it.
released April 6, 2016
Produced by Everett Hardin and Ashton Caton
Engineered by Everett Hardin
Songs by Everett Hardin and Ben Roberts
Mastered by Joey Diehl from War Height Audio
Ashton Caton - Lyrics, Drums
Everett Hardin - Vocals, Bass, Synths
Ben Roberts - Vocals, Synths, Piano
Glenn Deuel - Electric Guitar