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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.
1 In Pestilence, Burning
2 Withering Indignation
3 Tending The Dire Hatred
4 Where Ghosts Fall Silent
6 Embrace The Emptiness
7 Atrementous Journey
8 Instrumental (from 2004)
9 Ascension of the Infernal Sephiroth
(Funereus-Rehearsal demo 1992 (Pre- Evoken)