Evadne - The Pale Light Of Fireflies (CD) Digipak

atmospheric doom death metal, Solitude Productions, Solitude Productions
800.00 Р
Digi CD
Price in points: 1200 points
SP. 166-21 xs
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Spanish masters of atmospheric doom death metal EVADNE are back with a new full-length album that marks a milestone in their musical activity. This is the most elaborate work of the band to date, with many emotions engrained. EVADNE's music has become even deeper and more sophisticated and, despite its genre; it exists out of time, combining the heaviness of metal and the transparency of symphony. It has everything to express emotions. And night falls here, and in the depths of shadows the pale glow of fireflies is born. Carlin van Ross (Remembrance, Lethian Dreams, Aythis) and Jaani Peuhu (Iconcrash, worked with Before The Dawn, Swallow The Sun, To / Die / For, Thunderstone, etc.) took part in the album recording. Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Entombed, Candlemass, 69 Eyes, etc.) from Chartmakers West studio was in charge of the sound on the album, and it is truly amazing! The album comes as a four-panel digipack with a twelve-page booklet. The visual part is represented by photos by Russian photographer Natalia Drepina, a psychologist of dark nature and deep images that make you to comprehend the surrounding reality and explore your inner world.

1. Shadows
2. Under Blessed Skies
3. Where Silence Dwells
4. The Pale Light Of Fireflies
5. Ablaze Dawn Eyes
6. Hollow Realms
7. Silhouettes Of A Faceless Sun
8. The Vacuum

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The Pale Light Of Fireflies
atmospheric doom death metal
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Solitude Productions
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I’ll confess, first off, that “A Mother Named Death” from a few years back placed high on my EoYList. This is a little different, some might say mature in as far as the band has taken their style into territories with decidedly mellower (easier to consume) tones. But it works! Symphonic, unhurried, melodies and a grunting/clean back and forth adds depth and the allure most of those who frequently wade in extreme waters, desire. The tracks here are epic (take a peek at their individual running times and the albums length) doused in melancholy, grief and blanketed in sorrow and I’m happy to say it’s of the caliber to whisk one away from their daily woes and into another reality altogether. Fans of the lighter side of DeathDoom should take note and give this a listen or two.
Metal Digest

Previously, I have shared my growing appreciation of Black Metal. Still evolving, mind you. Now, this has transitioned to the realm of Atmospheric Doom. While I have listened to many artists in this genre, the perfect balance has remained elusive…until now. Evadne’s music is majestic, comforting, and yet magically terrifying. The band pulls from veteran acts such as Swallow the Sun, Draconian, and even early Theatre of Tragedy. Shaped by others and their own world (real and imagined) they have evolved into something uniquely their own.

Four years since their last release, ‘A Mother Named Death, the band has becomeheavier on melody, atmosphere, and more expressive on both the harsh and clean vocals. ‘Fireflies’ is bleak and oppressive while shining the brightest of lights. It is the sound of rebirth, renewal, and of hope. It is also the dying eyes of the world as it welcomes its end.

Most tracks clock in at the seven-to-nine-minute range. While each is allowed to stretch, breathe, becoming its own, they could all easily be enjoyed as a collective. Whatever your preference, ‘Fireflies’ is immensely satisfying from the first note to the last.

While the lyrics are often buried in the immense soundscape, the emotion and intent carry far more weight than words ever could. This is especially true of vocalist Carlin Van Ross. Her vocals on the title track and on “Hollow Realms” are beautifully understated and indispensable. While Covid undoubtedly factored in, the band clearly has wisely spent the last four years assembling the perfect ensemble of artists and the perfect canvas on which to paint. A wonderful discovery I won’t soon put to bed.

Author: Craig Obert
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