I’ve covered a wide selection of doom metal here. Traditional, funeral, stoner, epic, goth, death, experimental, but Evoken stand on their own. Their sound isn’t easily classifiable. It is doom for sure, but what kind is anyone’s guess. And truly, it doesn’t really matter because the music speaks for itself. For comparisons sake, I would say they remind me of other dark and heavy bands like Triptykon, Seidr or Loss but that’s only in as much as I can’t classify those bands either. Atra Mors has the slow, crawling doom aspects but there’s also some 80’s synth goth rock in there, beautiful acoustic textures and at moments, blasting, full speed rhythms. It’s a feast of beauty, complexity and intrigue. This was a great discovery.

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