Saturday, August 11, 2012

Evoken - Atra Mors


From: USA
Year: 2012
Genre: Funeral Doom

Adjectives like crushing and dark don't even begin to accurately describe this masterpiece by New Jersey's Evoken. They've taken every beautifully melancholic aspect from the ore of Funeral Doom, dropped it into the smelter and painstakingly forged a piece of metal so dense that it's weight should be sufficient to form a black hole from which no light will ever escape. Or in plain english : its fucking heavy. In every sense of the word. At times it falls over to death doom territory similar to Funebrarum (whom a few of the members play in). But overall this is DOOM. Constantly shifting gears and incorporating so many layers of instrumentation and sound that you can't help but be entranced by it for it's entire 67 minutes, Evoken lead you into the vortex and keep you captive until the very end. Here's to hoping you come back. Buy a copy from Profound Lore.


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