Quietus was Evoken's second studio album, originally released in 2001 and recorded at WAVE Studios in New York in 1999. Evoken have become known for their thick walls of apocalyptic guitar on long epic tracks featuring strong, dark atmospherics, with Quietus considered a classic example of funeral Doom Metal honed to perfection.
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.
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