Evocation I: the Arcane Dominion

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Band Name Eluveitie
Album Name Evocation I: the Arcane Dominion
Type Album
Released date 11 April 2009
Labels Nuclear Blast
Music StyleFolk Death
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Tracklist

1. Sacrapos - At First Glance 02:00
2. Brictom 04:22
3. A Girls Oath 01:17
4. The Arcane Dominion 05:42
5. Within the Grove 01:52
6. The Cauldron of Renascence 02:03
7. Nata 04:03
8. Omnos 03:50
9. Carnutian Forest 03:16
10. Dessumiis Luge 03:29
11. Gobanno 03:14
12. Voveso in Mori 04:09
13. Memento 03:20
14. Ne Regv Na 05:07
15. Sacrapos - The Disparaging Last Gaze 02:42
Bonustrack (Digipak Version)
16. Slania (Folk Medley) 01:52
17. Omnos (Early Metal Version) 03:49
Total playing time 50:00

Comment @ Demogorefest

29 May 2009
ughhh... where to start when talKing about the new release from one of folk metal's once most promising bands, Eluveitie. This new album is one of the worst folk metal albums I've heard, and I've listened to quite a few recently.

First off, this "album" is just a bunch of old celtic poems and other garbage, there are no epic guitar solos or melodic death metal growls unlike their other 2 releases which I highly reccomend to any fan of Folk Metal.
This album consists of mainly female chanting and pan flutes, and that gets very obnoxious after 3 minutes, there's absolutely no metal influence in this ablum at all, so much for being a promising metal act, I have no clue how they will play these songs live either since they're old stuff uses guitars and other 20th century instruments, songs like Omnos and Brictom are the exact epitome of what folk and viKing metal shouldn't become.
There are some songs that start off promising and then fall straight on their ass with whining female vocals and repetitive folk instrument strumming which rank up the obnoxious factor to 11 on my scale. The only cool thing about the album is the artwork (if you consider that a selling point) which depicts the ancient pagan god, Pan.

In my opinion, don't waste your hard-earned money on this folk metal disappointment, however, their first 2 albums, Slania and Spirit, I highly recommend checKing out, very epic yet folkish at the same time.

Bottom line: this band was very promising, but this album shows Eluveitie's willingness to show off and sell out.

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