Review: Evocation II – Pantheon

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.

Rating : 8 / 10

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Track Listing :

  1. Dvressu
  2. Epona
  3. Svcellos II (sequel)
  4. Nantosvelta
  5. Tovtatis
  6. Lvgvs
  7. Grannos
  8. Cernvnnos
  9. Catvrix
  10. Artio
  11. Aventia
  12. Ogmios
  13. Esvs
  14. Antvmnos
  15. Tarvos II (sequel)
  16. Belenos
  17. Taranis
  18. Nemeton