Evoken - Antithesis Of Light


8.6 | 137 votes |
Release date: 28 February 2005
Style: Death metal, Funeral doom metal

Owners:

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01. Intro
02. In Solitary Ruin
03. Accursed Premonition
04. The Mournful Refusal
05. Pavor Nocturnus
06. Antithesis Of Light
07. The Last Of Vitality
08. Coveting Elysium [limited edition bonus]

Line-up
John Paradiso - vocals, guitars, bass
Nick Orlando - guitars
Vince Verkay - drums
Dario Derna - keyboards

Session musicians
Chris Kuffner - cello

Additional info
Produced by Evoken & Bumblefoot.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Bumblefoot at the Hermit Hole - Kendall Park, NJ. 3/04-11/04.

Original layout by Troll @ Elegy Records.
Updated layout for Peaceville Records by Matthew Vickerstaff at DarwaveArt.

Bonus track recorded in 2002. Engineered by Dario Derna.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
9.5
In a devout and ritual oriented way, this is how you must put in your CD-player "Antithesis Of Light" because we're talking about the best, probably, doom metal release of 2005 coming from a renowned band, Evoken.

And suddenly the horizon darkens, swallowing every single ray of light that tries to penetrate the gloomy clouds, hate and pain are the only emotions that reign supreme and everything starts decomposing. "Antithesis Of Light" is a rotten album, yes, rotten, filled with hate, pain and despise for everything pure. "Antithesis Of Light" is the dark esotericism that lies behind every twisted imagination and awaits for any moment to drown the listener in the depths of this fathomless imaginary world that becomes more and more vivid as the album flows slowly and in a torturing way.

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published 25.11.2005 | Comments (19)

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01.03.2010 - 21:03
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Until I heard this album I considered The Maniacal Vale to be the greatest funeral doom album, naturally after hearing this release it changed things somewhat.
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12.06.2010 - 12:12
Rating: 10
advent
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.03.2010 at 21:03

Until I heard this album I considered The Maniacal Vale to be the greatest funeral doom album, naturally after hearing this release it changed things somewhat.

I must agree, still strange i didn't hear much about them , cuz they are highly recommended.
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12.06.2010 - 17:26
Rating: 9
Numbskull
Very dark atmosphere and heavy as fuck. This is the pinnacle of funeral doom for me.
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29.06.2010 - 02:50
Insineratehymn
Account deleted
At first, I had no idea what Funeral Doom Metal was. Then I listen to the song 'Antithesis of Light', and I now understand only one thing: I MUST have this album.
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29.06.2010 - 14:02
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
I like this album a lot but still I find Quietus to be the best they have done and I prefer A Caress of the Void to this album

And I actually can't see any album beating The Maniacal Vale

something else , I think Evoken's music tend to be more Death Doom than Funeral Doom
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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14.06.2012 - 09:05
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Before their new one comes out I thought I'd check all the previous albums and I've got to say this sounds as good as Quietus (the only one I've heard from them), are these guys flawless?
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14.06.2012 - 16:31
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by R'Vannith on 14.06.2012 at 09:05
...are these guys flawless?

About as flawless as a band can be.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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02.12.2012 - 20:28
Rating: 9
a MasT
I bought a drum set after listening to this album. Turns out I suck at drums but still the album moved me to do something drastic..
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05.08.2013 - 18:07
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
A classical album of funeral doom metal.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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05.10.2013 - 22:26
Rating: 9
mz
Liking this a lot. probably one of best productions I've ever encountered
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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25.10.2013 - 18:08
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Like Quietus, this album is just monstrous and massive. Truly excellent funeral death doom here.
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25.10.2013 - 19:22
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
The artwork is so similar to Beksinski's paintings
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The Fangirl.
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25.10.2013 - 19:27
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Angel N. on 25.10.2013 at 19:22

The artwork is so similar to Beksinski's paintings

It is a Beksinski painting =P has just been altered a little.
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25.10.2013 - 19:30
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.10.2013 at 19:27

Written by Angel N. on 25.10.2013 at 19:22

The artwork is so similar to Beksinski's paintings

It is a Beksinski painting =P has just been altered a little.

aha so I was right then good, it seems that I study my lessons well.
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The Fangirl.
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03.04.2014 - 07:18
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
The very first doom metal album I've ever heard. So awesome until this day.
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I'm derp.
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25.11.2014 - 23:27
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Good Shite, I'm just now hearing this. Took me a few times listening but when it clicked its a really solid piece of funeral doom. Maybe cursed premonition is the song that drags this for me a bit, but other then that a very worthy album.
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Coldgrits
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07.02.2017 - 00:00
VIG
The title track...oh my god. this whole album is just mindblowing to me.
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