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Release date: 17 April 2009
Style: Folk


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01. Sacrapos - At First Glance [feat. A.A. Nemtheanga]
02. Brictom
03. A Girls Oath
04. The Arcane Dominion [feat. Oli S. Tyr]
05. Within The Grove [feat. Fredy Schnyder & Mina The Fiddler]
06. The Cauldron Of Renascence
07. Nata [feat. A.A. Nemtheanga]
08. Omnos
09. Carnutian Forest
10. Dessumiis Luge
11. Gobanno [feat. Sarah Wauquiez, Fredy Schnyder & Mina The Fiddler]
12. Voveso In Mori
13. Memento
14. Ne Regv Na
15. Sacrapos - The Disparaging Last Gaze
16. Slania [Folk Medley version] [Limited Edition bonus]
17. Omnos [Early Metal version] [Limited Edition bonus]

Lyrics (11)

Anna Murphy - vocals, hurdy gurdy, flute
Ivo Henzi - acoustic guitars
Patrick "Päde" Kistler - bagpipes, whistles
Meri Tadic - fiddle, vocals
Kay Brem - bass
Siméon Koch - acoustic guitars
Merlin Sutter - drums, percussion
Christian Glanzmann - mandola, whistles, mandolin, uilleann pipes, bodhran, vocals

Additional musicians:
Fredy Schnyder - hammered dulcimer
Elena "Mina The Fiddler" Konstantinidis - viola
Oliver "SaTyr" Pade - long-necked lute
Alan Averill - additional vocals
Sarah Wauquiez (né Kiener) - schwyzerörgeli

Additional info
Acoustic album.

Produced by Eluveitie and Arto Tuunela.

Guests on this album:
Track 1: A.A. Nemtheanga (Primordial) on vocals
Track 4: Oli S. Tyr (Faun) on long-necked lute
Track 5: Fredy Schnyder (Nucleus Torn) on hammered dulcimer and Mina The Fiddler (ex-Branâ Keternâ) on 5-stringed viola
Track 7: A.A. Nemtheanga (Primordial) on additional vocals
Track 11: Sarah Wauquiez (Schellmery, ex-Eluveitie) on schwyzerörgeli, Fredy Schnyder (Nucleus Torn) on hammered dulcimer, Mina The Fiddler (ex-Brana) on 5-stringed viola

Guest review by

So here it is, the long anticipated acoustic album of these Swiss folk metallers who had been enjoying a well-deserved success with their last effort Slania. This new album is quite different from other releases of the band. It is the first part of a 2-piece effort, with Evocations II - Visions, set to come out later this year. They decided to make this an entirely acoustic folk album that includes no metal elements at all, so it should be invaluable to all the folk fans out there who don't like death metal elements, right? Well let's see if it lives up to the expectations.

published 29.07.2009 | Comments (14)

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patrickmetal12 - 01.10.2010 at 17:33  
Rating: 10 Oh common

i just spent the past hour listening to this album.
It took me a whole year to fully appreciate this folk masterpiece!
although it is not metal at all, it is a great work of art! the melodies fill your soul with an amazing feeling of... well knowing you are a part of this beautiful world we live in. helps you forget about the technological world we live in, and it sends you to this place where nature governs over the people; just like it used to be a long time ago. im sure not many "metal" albums can achieve this sence of bein part of nature.
hail Eluveitie for bringing a new feeling to our metal community!
neonxaos - 19.10.2011 at 16:50  
Rating: 9 What's with the ratings? This is fantastic stuff!
AngelofDeth - 27.11.2011 at 20:13  
Rating: 8 Nice change of pace and i always appreciate acoustic albums but it coulda been executed slightly better if every song featured a more digestable song structure. Still awedome for what it is and love it tho! take this one into the woods! you wont regret it
chronic-headache - 11.07.2013 at 06:03  
  Love this album. i wish there were more artists like this out there (who do the ethno-folk-metal thing...without the metal)
I like folk metal in general, but this albums style just seems to speak to me more
musicalkaratekid - 01.09.2014 at 14:27  
Rating: 7 A decent, peaceful album compared to the band's other albums, but I wonder if this actually needed 15 tracks in the end. I mean, at least 5 tracks here are more filler than actual "songs" (and I don't just mean the shorter instrumentals either), and whilst the instrumental performance is very worthwhile to listen to, it still feels like its missing something. Nonetheless, songs like 'Omnos' and 'The Arcane Dominion' are well written to appeal to a greater fanbase.
M C Vice - 14.04.2015 at 09:40  
Rating: 8 This might be their best album. Hard to decide between this and Slania, though.

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