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Evoken : Embrace the Emptiness

Brrrr! How could one define Evoken's horrifying ultradoom? Perhaps using the term "horror-doom", or so? Evoken forces the listener to 'Embrace the Emptiness' they create through their extremely dark, threatening music.

The front cover picture shows a cemetery where somewhere in the front of this desolate spot a mysterious, veiled human shape seems to be mourning above a tomb. Well-trained doom freaks usually start salivating spontaneously when they see this picture, because they know what to expect: and indeed, Evoken seems to be one of the slowest and darkest doom bands around. Combining a heavy, unrelenting doom basis with spooky atmospheric parts and EXCELLENT keyboards, Evoken builds up endless landscapes of horror and darkness. The vocalist uses a big variety of vocal styles, combining grunts, whispers, spoken word and even blackish screams.

The listener expects at any moment a sudden outburst, a furious, hateful attack. But such an outburst never comes and the listener is left frustrated and unsatisfied, forever lost in a kingdom of darkness of which there is no escape…and soon, the unfortunate lost soul finally accepts his fate and helplessly surrenders 'To Sleep Eternally'.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Intro
2. Tragedy Eternal
3. Chime the Centuries End
4. Lost Kingdom of Darkness
5. Ascend into the Maelstrom
6. To Sleep Eternally
7. Curse the Sunrise

Duration : Approx. 71 minutes

Visit the Evoken bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
No God Only Pain
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