Label : Peaceville Press : CDVILED311 - Usa Year : 2011
New or Used : reissue new
Evoken is a funeral doom metal band from New Jersey USA. The band?s style draws comparisons to acts such as early My Dying Bride & also Finnish band Thergothon - the name Evoken was even taken from an old Thergothon demo track. The band was founded by guitarist Nick Orlando under the name Funereus in April 1992 & along with Rob (Bass/Vocals); Phil (Guitar) & Vince (Drums), they recorded what would be the only Funereus release, a rehearsal demo. The band eventually changed to Evoken in 1994 after several line-up changes. 'Quietus' was Evoken's second full-length studio album. It was originally released in 2001 & was recorded at WAVE Studios in New York during October & November of 1999. Evoken have become known for their thick walls of apocalyptic guitar on long epic tracks featuring strong, dark atmospherics, with 'Quietus' being a classic example of funeral doom metal honed to perfection, becoming a cult hit with fans worldwide. This edition of 'Quietus' includes the extremely rare 1992 rehearsal recording from when the band was known as Funereus - the song having never been recorded for any official release. Also included is another rare track, an instrumental originally from 2004.