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Release date: 31 July 2012
Style: Death metal, Funeral doom metal

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01. Atra Mors
02. Descent Into Chaotic Dream
03. A Tenebrous Vision
04. Grim Eloquence
05. An Extrinsic Divide
06. Requies Aeterna
07. The Unechoing Dread
08. Into Aphotic Devastation

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Lyrics (6)


Line-up
John Paradiso - guitars, vocals
Chris Molinari - guitars
David "Nyarlatheotep" Wagner - bass
Don Zaros - keyboards
Vince Verkay - drums

Session musicians
Brian Sanders - cello


Additional info
Atra Mors is officially the 100th album to be released on Profound Lore Records.

Recorded at SoundSpa Studios (Edison, NJ), November 2011-May 2012.
Produced by Evoken.
Co-produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Steve DeAcutis (SoundSpa Studios).

Artwork and layout via Robert Høyem (www.attheends.com).
Band photo via WK Imagery (www.wkimagery.com).

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
9.1
They're baaaaaaaaack! Put on your battle armor Ahab and Esoteric, because funeral doom titans Evoken have returned and they're ready for war with yet another excellent contribution to the overlooked style from which they come. Apparently Atra Mors is the 100th album to be released on Profound Lore Records, and a fantastic celebration of such an event it is indeed.

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published 01.12.2012 | Comments (60)

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Zender 1.8 - 27.02.2012 at 15:02  
  I'm waiting!!
SelfXPlanetOrE - 11.05.2012 at 21:51  
Rating: 8 Kick-ass!
Zender 1.8 - 14.05.2012 at 11:38  
  Okay.....we are waiting
serega25 - 16.06.2012 at 00:34  
Rating: 10 The darkness is coming... and we are waiting... :D
strade - 01.07.2012 at 00:51  
  Annihilation of life in 33 days.... 32 days.... 31 days....
Taboo - 07.07.2012 at 20:26  
  This is going to be awesome.. can't wait.
Red_Travis - 31.07.2012 at 01:41  
Rating: 10
Chobo_jokeR - 31.07.2012 at 17:19  
Rating: 9 Wow...just wow... this is fantastic.
Akbarz - 01.08.2012 at 01:04  
Rating: 10 " M a s t e r p i e c e "
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.08.2012 at 02:15  
Rating: 7 I don't really want to hand out a third 9 in one day but this doesn't give me much choice.
Mr. Doctor - 01.08.2012 at 11:18  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.08.2012 at 02:15

I don't really want to hand out a third 9 in one day but this doesn't give me much choice.


*cough*Poser*cough*
Opethian - 04.08.2012 at 01:47  
Rating: 8 Just got my copy today!

Edit: After having it in my record player for a good week. I would have to say, not as good as 'A Caress of the Void' but its still an amazing record. An Extrinsic Divide is JAW DROPPING!
Daniell - 06.08.2012 at 15:06  
Rating: 8 Extreme doom (in the broadest sense of the definition) this year is alive and well it seems. After the brilliant Faal and Bong comes Evoken.
Josh Gottret - 08.08.2012 at 09:00  
Rating: 4 Boring!
R'Vannith - 08.08.2012 at 13:22  
Rating: 8 Definitely not the word I'd use.
Troy Killjoy - 08.08.2012 at 15:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Josh Gottret on 08.08.2012 at 09:00
Boring!

Compared to other Evoken releases or do you just generally listen to other forms of metal?
Josh Gottret - 08.08.2012 at 15:12  
Rating: 4
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.08.2012 at 15:04

Written by Josh Gottret on 08.08.2012 at 09:00
Boring!

Compared to other Evoken releases or do you just generally listen to other forms of metal?

Actually Evoken always sounds boring, but for a while I thought that was good...but NO!
Well...in big terms, compared with other forms or genres...sounds MEGA BORING!!!
Sad reality!
Troy Killjoy - 08.08.2012 at 15:19  
Rating: 8
Written by Josh Gottret on 08.08.2012 at 15:12
Well...in big terms, compared with other forms or genres...sounds MEGA BORING!!!

It would seem doom metal and its subgenres are not for you, then.
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.08.2012 at 17:49  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.08.2012 at 15:19

Written by Josh Gottret on 08.08.2012 at 15:12
Well...in big terms, compared with other forms or genres...sounds MEGA BORING!!!

It would seem doom metal and its subgenres are not for you, then.



Look at his favourite bands and it is quite safe to say that doom metal and all its subgenres isn't for him
Chobo_jokeR - 08.08.2012 at 18:10  
Rating: 9 Is anyone else having a problem with the production on this album? There are several people on Evoken's facebook page whining about the album having a "loudness war" or being too "compressed". Now I'm no sound tech or sound mixing master or whatever, so all I use are my own two ears, but I think the album sounds great (I've listened to it on various devices / headphones too).

Just wanted to see what other people thought who enjoyed the album or didn't because of this ... "problem". It sounds like the band is talking about re-mastering and re-releasing, so I'm curious if people are over-reacting.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.08.2012 at 18:18  
Rating: 7
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 08.08.2012 at 18:10

Is anyone else having a problem with the production on this album? There are several people on Evoken's facebook page whining about the album having a "loudness war" or being too "compressed". Now I'm no sound tech or sound mixing master or whatever, so all I use are my own two ears, but I think the album sounds great (I've listened to it on various devices / headphones too).

Just wanted to see what other people thought who enjoyed the album or didn't because of this ... "problem". It sounds like the band is talking about re-mastering and re-releasing, so I'm curious if people are over-reacting.

Actually I do agree to a certain extent about the production issues. It's not that well mastered to be honest.
Chobo_jokeR - 08.08.2012 at 18:27  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.08.2012 at 18:18

Actually I do agree to a certain extent about the production issues. It's not that well mastered to be honest.


Thanks for the response. What didn't you like about it? Out of curiosity.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.08.2012 at 18:29  
Rating: 7
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 08.08.2012 at 18:27


Thanks for the response. What didn't you like about it? Out of curiosity.

Pretty much what other people have complained about; the whole loudness thing. Just a little loud and flat at times. Not the worst production I've ever heard so not a major issue really.
Chobo_jokeR - 08.08.2012 at 18:32  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.08.2012 at 18:29

Pretty much what other people have complained about; the whole loudness thing. Just a little loud and flat at times. Not the worst production I've ever heard so not a major issue really.


Ah gotcha. The one song I noticed it being a little loud was one of the two short songs, so it didn't really bother me much, but I was purposefully listening for it there. I don't listen to music very loud on my headphones, because they're relatively loud on just the second brick on my macbook.

Thanks for your reply.
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.08.2012 at 18:36  
Rating: 8 Haven't heard the actual physical album yet. So I am not basing my judgement on the sound of it on youtube clips and leaked mp3 rips. Will have to wait till I get the physical copy.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.08.2012 at 18:54  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.08.2012 at 18:36

Haven't heard the actual physical album yet. So I am not basing my judgement on the sound of it on youtube clips and leaked mp3 rips. Will have to wait till I get the physical copy.

Looks as though the band will address the production issues sometime in the future so it's good they've acknowledged there's a problem.
BoxCar Willy - 08.08.2012 at 19:18  
Rating: 9 Does anyone know what PFL's shipping cost is to Canada?
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.08.2012 at 19:22  
Rating: 8
Written by BoxCar Willy on 08.08.2012 at 19:18

Does anyone know what PFL's shipping cost is to Canada?



to Canada

Profound Lore is a Canadian label
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.08.2012 at 19:24  
Rating: 8 From their site "Based out of Canada (and now situated in the vast countryside about an hour-and-a-half West of the godforsaken Greater Toronto Area),"
BoxCar Willy - 08.08.2012 at 19:30  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.08.2012 at 19:22

Written by BoxCar Willy on 08.08.2012 at 19:18

Does anyone know what PFL's shipping cost is to Canada?



to Canada

Profound Lore is a Canadian label


Oh lol, for some reason I thought they were based out of Washington


Anyway, do you kno wthe shipping costs by chance?
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.08.2012 at 19:38  
Rating: 8
Written by BoxCar Willy on 08.08.2012 at 19:30


Anyway, do you kno wthe shipping costs by chance?


no idea. Go to their site and find out
Josh Gottret - 09.08.2012 at 08:29  
Rating: 4
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.08.2012 at 17:49

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.08.2012 at 15:19

Written by Josh Gottret on 08.08.2012 at 15:12
Well...in big terms, compared with other forms or genres...sounds MEGA BORING!!!

It would seem doom metal and its subgenres are not for you, then.



Look at his favourite bands and it is quite safe to say that doom metal and all its subgenres isn't for him


I think that you say...it's probably true!!!
Hahahahahaha!!! Doom...sounds boring! XD
Compared with other genres!
serega25 - 10.08.2012 at 20:09  
Rating: 10
Written by Josh Gottret on 09.08.2012 at 08:29

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.08.2012 at 17:49

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.08.2012 at 15:19

Written by Josh Gottret on 08.08.2012 at 15:12
Well...in big terms, compared with other forms or genres...sounds MEGA BORING!!!

It would seem doom metal and its subgenres are not for you, then.



Look at his favourite bands and it is quite safe to say that doom metal and all its subgenres isn't for him


I think that you say...it's probably true!!!
Hahahahahaha!!! Doom...sounds boring! XD
Compared with other genres!

advent - 11.08.2012 at 05:58  
Rating: 7 It's good, but their is no breakthrough really , and some of the riffs here felt like deja vu to me , it's 6.5 to me.
Oaken - 13.08.2012 at 18:09  
Rating: 9 I'm not usually a funeral doom fan, but this was purely amazing. My favorite tracks were Descent Into Chaotic Dreams and Grim Eloquence. Kudos! I'm definitely going to check out their whole discography.
Chobo_jokeR - 13.08.2012 at 18:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Oaken on 13.08.2012 at 18:09

I'm not usually a funeral doom fan, but this was purely amazing. My favorite tracks were Descent Into Chaotic Dreams and Grim Eloquence. Kudos! I'm definitely going to check out their whole discography.


I've been on a massive Evoken kick, pretty much all I've been listening to last week or two (other than the odd Esoteric / Ophis album). Every release is fantastic, even their Promo albums are worth finding.
Oaken - 13.08.2012 at 18:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 13.08.2012 at 18:16

Written by Oaken on 13.08.2012 at 18:09

I'm not usually a funeral doom fan, but this was purely amazing. My favorite tracks were Descent Into Chaotic Dreams and Grim Eloquence. Kudos! I'm definitely going to check out their whole discography.


I've been on a massive Evoken kick, pretty much all I've been listening to last week or two (other than the odd Esoteric / Ophis album). Every release is fantastic, even their Promo albums are worth finding.

They're MUCH easier to get into than the massive Esoteric.
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.08.2012 at 18:25  
Rating: 8
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 13.08.2012 at 18:16

even their Promo albums are worth finding.


Promo albums? Or do you mean demo?
Chobo_jokeR - 13.08.2012 at 18:28  
Rating: 9
Written by Oaken on 13.08.2012 at 18:18


They're MUCH easier to get into than the massive Esoteric.


Their albums are easier to listen to yes. At first I enjoyed their music, but didn't love it. Then I really sat down with their discography. It's remarkable what they've done over the past 20 years.
Chobo_jokeR - 13.08.2012 at 18:30  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.08.2012 at 18:25


Promo albums? Or do you mean demo?


Well they're the demos yeah, but guess that's just the name given to them.
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.08.2012 at 18:40  
Rating: 8
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 13.08.2012 at 18:30

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.08.2012 at 18:25


Promo albums? Or do you mean demo?


Well they're the demos yeah, but guess that's just the name given to them.



mmm, no

Promo albums are the promo versions of regular album which the record companies send around for reviews prior to the release date
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.08.2012 at 18:41  
Rating: 8 I see what you mean. The name Promo (insert year) for those demos hahahahaha
Chobo_jokeR - 13.08.2012 at 18:42  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.08.2012 at 18:40



mmm, no

Promo albums are the promo versions of regular album which the record companies send around for reviews prior to the release date


Well they're named Promo 1996, Promo 1997 and Promo 2002 on the site here. That's why I referred to them as the "promo" albums.
Chobo_jokeR - 13.08.2012 at 18:42  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.08.2012 at 18:41

I see what you mean. The name Promo (insert year) for those demos hahahahaha


haha yeah, just a bit of miscommunication between us.
BlueMobius - 13.08.2012 at 21:25  
Rating: 9 This is in the mail. Can't wait to get it.
pisymbol - 15.08.2012 at 19:34  
 
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 08.08.2012 at 18:10

Is anyone else having a problem with the production on this album? There are several people on Evoken's facebook page whining about the album having a "loudness war" or being too "compressed". Now I'm no sound tech or sound mixing master or whatever, so all I use are my own two ears, but I think the album sounds great (I've listened to it on various devices / headphones too).

Just wanted to see what other people thought who enjoyed the album or didn't because of this ... "problem". It sounds like the band is talking about re-mastering and re-releasing, so I'm curious if people are over-reacting.



Its awful actually....its my biggest gripe about the album...whoever mastered this butchered it...
BloodTears - 15.08.2012 at 19:49  
Rating: 8 I'm having a hard time getting into this album, maybe because it is doom after all
Chobo_jokeR - 15.08.2012 at 20:17  
Rating: 9
Written by pisymbol on 15.08.2012 at 19:34


Its awful actually....its my biggest gripe about the album...whoever mastered this butchered it...


I only noticed the "loudness" problem when I had it turned up quite a bit. Once I turned it down it was fine for me. But then again, the problem shouldn't exist in the first place.
Reaper_Redeamer - 19.08.2012 at 21:51  
Rating: 9 Should be considered one of their best albums. Waiting for the review to make things clear!
BlueMobius - 21.08.2012 at 20:46  
Rating: 9 I haven't heard any of the sound issues mentioned here. I played the album in my car today and it sounded like a beast.

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