Evoken - Atra Mors


8.1 | 120 votes |
Release date: 31 July 2012
Style: Death metal, Funeral doom metal

Owners:

101 have it
15 want it


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

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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27.02.2012 - 15:02
Zender 1.8
Indestructible
I'm waiting!!
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11.05.2012 - 21:51
Rating: 8
SelfXPlanetOrE
Kick-ass!
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14.05.2012 - 11:38
Zender 1.8
Indestructible
Okay.....we are waiting
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16.06.2012 - 00:34
Rating: 10
serega25
The darkness is coming... and we are waiting... :D
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01.07.2012 - 00:51
strade
Annihilation of life in 33 days.... 32 days.... 31 days....
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07.07.2012 - 20:26
Taboo
This is going to be awesome.. can't wait.
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31.07.2012 - 01:41
Rating: 10
Red_Travis
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31.07.2012 - 17:19
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR
Wow...just wow... this is fantastic.
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01.08.2012 - 01:04
Rating: 10
Akbarz
" M a s t e r p i e c e "
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Like a slow scenery
I'm losing all my faith
In a lifeless motion
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01.08.2012 - 02:15
!J.O.O.E.!
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I don't really want to hand out a third 9 in one day but this doesn't give me much choice.
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01.08.2012 - 11:18
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest 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*
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.08.2012 - 01:47
Rating: 8
Opethian
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!
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06.08.2012 - 15:06
Rating: 8
Daniell
_爱情_
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.
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Now loving:
Hour of Penance - Cast the First Stone
Hate - Indestructible Pillar
Cradle of Filth - Heartbreak and Seance
Dark Tranquillity - Nothing To No One
Immolation - Swarm of Terror
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08.08.2012 - 09:00
Rating: 4
Josh Gottret
Boring!
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08.08.2012 - 13:22
Rating: 8
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Definitely not the word I'd use.
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08.08.2012 - 15:04
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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?
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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08.08.2012 - 15:12
Rating: 4
Josh Gottret
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!
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08.08.2012 - 15:19
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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08.08.2012 - 17:49
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.08.2012 - 18:10
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR
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.
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08.08.2012 - 18:18
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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08.08.2012 - 18:27
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Guest 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.
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08.08.2012 - 18:29
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
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.
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08.08.2012 - 18:32
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Guest 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.
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08.08.2012 - 18:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.08.2012 - 18:54
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
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.
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08.08.2012 - 19:18
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Does anyone know what PFL's shipping cost is to Canada?
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08.08.2012 - 19:22
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.08.2012 - 19:24
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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),"
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.08.2012 - 19:30
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
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?
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Sometimes Pro Motocross racer, check my instagram @tanner741
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