Evenfall - Cumbersome
Evenfall is an Italian quintet that originally got together
out of the ashes of the Doom and Death Metal act Resurrecturis and has
been in a constant state of change ever since, and they are here releasing
their 3rd album with a new female singer and a new guitarist since last
time, and they describe themselves like this on their website:
What Evenfall is playing is atmospheric metal in the veins of Sins Of Thy Beloved and early the Gathering, as well as the bands mentioned as similar artists, and contains female, light and crisp vocals - which itself isn't especially unusual these days - but what makes it a bit more special than other bands is the parallell male growling vocals, but not even that is especially innovative these days.
The album starts off with a few plain good songs, but somehow they feel a bit anomymous to me, and are quickly forgotten after they have faded out, as they doesn't manage to get you in that grip you find yourself hooked in when listening to a very good album.
But with the 4th as well as the following track Entre Dos Tierras and In Absentia Christi this album takes off a little, since they show themselves to be good examples of energy, melodies and harmonies at it's best, even though it has to be said that E.Dos Tierras is a cover, and features Devon Graves as guestvocalist.
Vocalwise it's overall good - nothing more, nothing less,
and I like the Italian touch over a few songs when they sing in their
They are mixing pure metal with a bit of elechtronical tunes here, and therefor my comparision to Theatre of Tragedy's latest releases, even though the norwegians are located a bit up on the ladder compared to Evenfall.
What I perhaps would like to hear on their next release
is some more songs that really stand out, and bring out some of their
apperant underlying musical skills a bit more.
The titletrack, for example, has strong similarities to
how Nightwish would compose a song, but it doesn't really hold to the