Evoken - _Quietus_
by: Aaron McKay (
It sometimes is hard to escape comparisons. I would think Evoken will draw their fair share of My Dying Bride parallels. Anathema bubbles to mind here too, churning over and over a quagmire of doomy sludge that Evoken seems to have indulged in frequently. Dark and saturated in painful lamentations, _Quietus_ could sure stand toe-to-toe with the dirge-iest side of Crowbar's _Broken Glass_ yet never release you from the thickest shroud of its black requiem. This release is Evoken's third and I have nothing else by the band to compare its lethality to, but _Quietus_ certainly captured my attention. Excruciatingly melancholy and dismal, "Embrace the Emptiness", track six, is wonderfully discouraging. The release is nearly gothic in its heaviness. I would have to say that song would totally embrace all I have come to appreciate from this group. If any day you feel like you could just run your car off a cliff, don't spin this disc; you don't need Evoken in the vehicle behind you honking the fuckin' horn! Absolutely a respectable effort.
(article published 13/3/2001)
All contents copyright 1995-2016 their individual creators. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
All opinions expressed in Chronicles of Chaos are opinions held at the time of writing by the individuals expressing them.
They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, past or present.