Thursday, November 29, 2012
Evoken: Atra Mors
Evoken is about as bleak and desolate as music gets. Fitting for funeral doom of course. But the somber tone that Evoken has mastered is incredibly dark even for the genre. The songs are all long epics with an atmosphere of desolation and pain. But it is the clean vocals and clean riffs that really capture the listener's attention. Many funeral doom bands utilize a wall of sound, oppressive and intense, but Evoken are able to convey the same misery and hopelessness with even their cleaner moments, soulful wailing and acoustic melodies.
It is extremely difficult to talk about this album. I am not going to waste space talking about why you should check this out. It is an all-encompassing experience. It is truly something that one has to pay full attention to and interpret for themselves. This is an incredible album, quite possibly one of the best albums in the funeral doom genre. A modern-day masterpiece.