‘Antithesis of Light’, the band’s third studio album, was recorded at Hermit Hole in New Jersey with Bumblefoot (of Guns N Roses fame). It was originally released in 2005 & continues with Evoken’s trademark funeral doom sound; a thick wall of pounding guitar riffs, assisted by layers of keyboard effects to heighten the overall dark ambience of this doom /death metal classic.
Antithesis of Light
Evoken is a funeral doom metal band from New Jersey USA, & were among the first wave of US doom/death bands, along with Novembers Doom. The band’s style draws comparisons to acts such as early My Dying Bride & also Finnish band Thergothon - the name Evoken was even taken from an old Thergothon demo track.
The band was founded by guitarist Nick Orlando under the name Funereus in April 1992 & along with Rob (Bass/Vocals); Phil (Guitar) & Vince (Drums), they recorded what would be the only Funereus release, a rehearsal demo. The band eventually changed to Evoken in 1994 after several line-up changes.
Evoken is one of the earliest U.S. doom/death metal bands that are still active today along with Novembers Doom, and have released 4 studio albums to date.
- 23/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
- 24/05, Sonar - Baltimore, MD, US
- 21/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
- 01/07, Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
- 06/07, Obscene Extreme - Trutnov, Czech Republic
- 05/09, Unknown venue - Raleigh, NC, US