2017’s Evocation II – Pantheon is the seventh full length studio release form the folk metal band, Evuleitie. The new hour long album is considered a follow up to Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion from 2009 and is the first album to feature the (five) new member of the band.
The sound on Evocation II – Pantheon is very melodic and features a lot of acoustic instruments through out. From the all the guitars, harps, pipes and so on, the band have created a sound that is not just cheerful, but easy to listen to and is consistently enjoyable for the entire album. In fact, when I was listening to this record, it was over before I knew it. I felt relaxed and quite cheery as the bands melodies sunk into my brain as every second passed by.
I would argue that the bands music is a little too repetitive in places. This is partially due to the fact that the reckon is a few minutes too long. Fifty four minutes and eighteen songs in total is a lot of music to go through. I feel that the band could have trimmed this by five songs and have gotten a much stronger response. The music itself is great but had it been short and snappy, it would have made a considerably better lasting impression.
As a whole, I think Evocation II – Pantheon is a very charming release and one that I would recommend to fans of the more laid back side of folk metal. It doesn’t break any new ground but sounds excellent with some quality musicianship.
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Track Listing :
- Svcellos II (sequel)
- Tarvos II (sequel)