Here is east wind which blows for this summer and will try to bring a little freshness to you - musical. The brilliance label STYGIAN CRYPT recently signed a very promising Russian group EVOKE THY LORDS, which was founded in 2002 and leaves their first opus digipack of big class.
That to say of this group “gothic doom”, if it is only the only desire which one has once about thirty passed minutes, is to give in loop this album. The combo curiously makes off think of Theatre tragedy first time, where the group had not been lost yet in the more modern meanders. You like to dream, you like the fantastic adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, you like melody metal dark? all is joined together here for you. Six musicians, of which a singer death and a lyric singer, a flute, in short, what to decorate the compos and to make this opus a wonder of softness but also of leaded metal.
“Escape to the Dreamlands”, it is quite simply a nearly perfect alliance between dark/doom and a melody under unclaimed omnipresent, between flute, song female or solos of guitars. The other word to summarize this digipack is the inspiration, and thus of the musical richness and the large work of composition. Nothing is left randomly, nothing is not repetitive and tedious, very listens itself of only one draft and with final, it is much, much too short! Admittedly, the song perched very high/lyric of Irina Lovchikova in extreme cases of the accuracy, is sometimes synthé is on certain parts slightly too ahead, but these small details do not waste of anything this great moment. Between some compos, small interludes without names which plunge you in mysterious environment.
It does not miss any more that maturity with this group to make us the album of the year but for a first opus, there is no doubt that one holds a great name which it will absolutely be necessary to listen to and support. Charmed I am…
8/10 Avalon - Pavillon 666 zine