That's really just about the best way to sum up my reaction when people talk about the album in this manner: Brutal chord voicing under gloomy clean guitar intertwined with slow and rhythmic drums take you to the dark places that very few bands can.
Aside from those atmospheric oddities, though, the music's pretty standard for funeral doom standards in the compositional sense. Well, it's actually pretty much everything else. Has there really been such buzzing, satisfying filth mingling with these periodic moments of joyfully apocalyptic loveliness all along?
The band have no idea how to switch between two different riffs, particularly those with different tempos. In its current state the album is little more than a jack-o-lantern left out on Halloween night - dark and evil, but only in the most familiar, obvious and predictable manner.
Aside from a couple of really oddly-placed blast beats early on in "In Solitary Ruin", the music plods around at typical funeral doom paces, varying from Evoken antithesis review, almost upbeat momentous sections to slow, minimalistic crawling.
Following Quietus, their previous work, which many including myself consider to be a landmark doom album, Evoken began a lengthy layoff which seemed like an eternity. Is your philistine excuse for a brain incapable of appreciating the masterful atmosphere created by the -" "lol" Perhaps I've been a bit harsh thus far.
Holy tits, the riffs are boring. A rusted copper fence encircles a lifeless, decaying garden, and crumbling statues are covered with blackened moss. This New Jersey five piece maintain a dredging and eerie atmosphere throughout Atra Mors not to mention there other full lengths and build upon a foundation present in the already mentioned Antithesis of Light even after a five year wait.
Antithesis of Light fails in a couple of really important ways, the kind you generally think would have been noticed before the band decided to head into a recording studio with this album. Also published at http: The place is Doom Metal Eden. It's worth noting that Antithesis of Light is actually pretty laughably bad at songwriting as far as chaining pieces together goes.
While it is hard to describe in words, the best way I can think of is that Antithesis of Light sounds as if it could double as the score to a terrifying horror film. I'll say right off the bat that this is near perfect Funeral Doom.
All of his fills are immaculately placed. The pain and emotion of the funeral doom aspects are only intensified by the brutality of the incorporated death metal ingredients, making for frightening in a good way results.
I think the best transitions for this type of funeral doom would be the kind that gradually slow down or speed up, and Evoken do utilize these on multiple occasions, but they obviously need to do so much more often to keep their riffs from sounding like sudden interruptions from the riffing equivalent of the Kool-Aid Man.
Evoken has created an unmatchable, bottomless pit of Doom Metal that flawlessly combines darkness, despair, beauty, and hope to just the right degrees to pierce your emotions.
And I know what you're thinking right about now, fannyflustered Evoken fan: Everything around you is present — the earth gives just enough beneath your step to acknowledge that you are there, but not so much as to make you think you matter; each tree is a solemn monument to some unknowable past, and all the more reminder of your own remarkable insignificance.
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The keyboards from their last outing have been well incorporated again, as seen particularly in the opening of, and scattered amongst, the title track. Overall Atra Mors displays a worship of nihilistic and minimalistic passages all brought together in a culmination five years in the making. You might be using a VPN.
It's the epitome of an echo chamber, where everyone keeps parroting everyone else, but with no one to contest the album's status, discussion becomes a mindless, retarded circlejerk. Please be sure to add any information that might help us understand why you might have been banned.
A Funeral Doom classic. Following Quietus, their previous work, which many including myself consider to be a landmark doom album, Evoken began a lengthy layoff which seemed like an eternity. Now begins the arduous process of awaiting another Evoken release.
A rusted copper fence encircles a lifeless, decaying garden, and crumbling statues are covered with blackened moss. A Funeral Doom classic.Evoken - Atra Mors review: A switch in Evoken’s line up hasn’t really changed too much and after a five year wait Altra Mors displays a band content with their music.
Evoken’s guitar sound is positively awe inducing for its depth and heaviness, not to mention they employ the services of one of the best drummers in the doom genre in Vince Verkay, who showcases this fact throughout.
The songs are very consistent with enough variations thrown. Evoken - Antithesis of Light review: Evoken has created an unmatchable, bottomless pit of Doom Metal that flawlessly combines darkness, despair, beauty, and hope to just the right degrees to pierce your emotions.
A Funeral Doom classic. EVOKEN Reviews. EVOKEN Embrace The Emptiness Album · · Funeral Doom Metal Warthur Evoken's Antithesis of Light combines slow riffs, glacial song structures, and demonic growls in a fairly standard funeral doom metal formula.
Those who are especially fond of this genre and simply want more of the same will probably. Evoken is a funeral doom metal band from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA, one of the earliest U.S. doom/death metal bands that are still active today along with Novembers Doom and Rigor Sardonicous.
Antithesis of Light may just very well be their peak and although they have yet to release an album the general populace would consider bad, you really need just one to get the full effect of their style and I would have to point in the direction of this one.Download