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Release date: 19 February 2010
Style: Celtic folk metal, Gothenburg metal

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01. Otherworld
02. Everything Remains (As It Never Was)
03. Thousandfold
04. Nil
05. The Essence Of Ashes
06. Isara
07. Kingdom Come Undone
08. Quoth The Raven
09. (Do)Minion
10. Setlon
11. Sempiternal Embers
12. Lugdūnon
13. The Liminal Passage
14. Otherworld Set [digipack bonus]
15. The Liminal Passage Set [digipack bonus]

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Line-up
Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann - vocals, mandola, whistles, acoustic guitar, gaita, uilleann pipes, bodhr&aa
Anna Murphy - hurdy gurdy, vocals
Siméon Koch - guitar, vocals
Ivo Henzi - guitar
Meri Tadic - fiddle, vocals
Merlin Sutter - drums
Kay Brem - bass
Patrick "Päde" Kistler - bagpipes, whistles, acoustic guitar

Guest musicians
Dannii Young - voice
Torbjørn "Thebon" Schei - vocals
Brendan Wade - uilleann pipes

Guest review by
Windrider

Rating:
9.5
One can fall in love with this album since the first listening and with this review I will explain the reasons.

Right in the beginning one might feel like being taken on a journey when the song "Otherworld" opens the gates to a superior art of storytelling music.
The title track then introduces the listeners to the metal style Eluveitie have always been known for, mighty and beautiful folk melodies together with heavy guitars, bass and drums.

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published 05.06.2010 | Comments (13)

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Valaskjalf - 20.01.2010 at 21:29  
Rating: 3 Whats with this dumbass pseudo-intellectual bullshit album title? There should be an MS awar for most pretentious album title.
hellfire rainbow - 23.01.2010 at 17:45  
  I agree with the man above... eluveite is pretty much a good band! but WTF title is that? they must have tried a lot to come up with it........
Ellrohir - 24.01.2010 at 01:42  
 
Written by Valaskjalf on 20.01.2010 at 21:29

There should be an MS awar for most pretentious album title.


2010 issue is already booked for Rob Zombie...
Valaskjalf - 25.01.2010 at 00:35  
Rating: 3
Written by Ellrohir on 24.01.2010 at 01:42

Written by Valaskjalf on 20.01.2010 at 21:29

There should be an MS awar for most pretentious album title.


2010 issue is already booked for Rob Zombie...

I dont think so...Rob Zombie has always had stupid album titles, it kinda goes with his music. Its a crap album title but its not pretending to be anything it isnt or pretending to be "clever".
Anibx - 03.02.2010 at 16:03  
Rating: 9 With all respect, why whenever it appears someone smarter than us, we use adjectives as pseudo-intellectual? Will be envy or lack of intelligence? You say that Rob Zombie has stupid titles because his music is stupid, then perhaps eluveitie has clever titles simply because their music is clever.
Troy Killjoy - 03.02.2010 at 18:31  
 
Written by Anibx on 03.02.2010 at 16:03

With all respect, why whenever it appears someone smarter than us, we use adjectives as pseudo-intellectual? Will be envy or lack of intelligence? You say that Rob Zombie has stupid titles because his music is stupid, then perhaps eluveitie has clever titles simply because their music is clever.


Sometimes bands do everything possible to appear as intellectuals or in some way "more knowledgeable" than their target audience, other times trying to create an elitist fan base in correlation to the band's intellectual image (as in only "smart" people get "smart" music, and vice-versa). In this case, the album title just comes off as pretentious, something an angst-ridden teenager would come up with as a title for a journal entry on a DeviantArt account or MySpace Blog. Hopefully that helps explain things.
Czerny Reiter - 14.02.2010 at 01:36  
  Heard it the one time. Didn't impress me at all.
Wes - 14.02.2010 at 08:07  
Rating: 10 I love this album, you cant hear it one time. I think it is better than Slania by far.
Maybe if you don't like Slania you wont like this album, but it is a perfect follow up and should receive the same treatment if not better than Slania.

just by the songs "Everything Remains", "Thousand fold" and "Lugdunon" alone I give this album 10/10, better than anything else i've heard in my life and I've been listening to all sorts of metal for 10 years obsessively. It's a matter of taste as well as your personality.

Regardless of an album I listen to it all the way through at least 5 or so times before even thinking about judging it. Even then, it takes time to understand why an album is good or bad. But anyway that wasnt the point of this comment, I just wanted to say,

This is now one of my favorite albums of all time, anyone who likes Slania will love this more.
Culty - 14.02.2010 at 21:06  
  I don't really see anything totally wrong with the title. I dont see why you guys are all complaining.
Oh and well i heard the song Thousandfold and it was pretty good!
Apocalyp7ica - 15.02.2010 at 10:54  
  Quoth The Raven
Ankh Amen - 15.02.2010 at 18:39  
 
Written by Culty on 14.02.2010 at 21:06

Oh and well i heard the song Thousandfold and it was pretty good!


You can listen to the complete album on myspace. It's strong
Culty - 16.02.2010 at 02:42  
  Ahh i didnt know the whole album was up! Thank you good sir. I'll give it a listen as soon as i can!
Wes - 16.02.2010 at 07:00  
Rating: 10 Yeh the Raven is so good! i love it.
bozqale - 16.02.2010 at 10:23  
Rating: 8 Pretty good! but not as heavy as slania
X5452 - 16.02.2010 at 19:11  
  I like this album more then the previous one
Anibx - 16.02.2010 at 23:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.02.2010 at 18:31

Written by Anibx on 03.02.2010 at 16:03

With all respect, why whenever it appears someone smarter than us, we use adjectives as pseudo-intellectual? Will be envy or lack of intelligence? You say that Rob Zombie has stupid titles because his music is stupid, then perhaps eluveitie has clever titles simply because their music is clever.


Sometimes bands do everything possible to appear as intellectuals or in some way "more knowledgeable" than their target audience, other times trying to create an elitist fan base in correlation to the band's intellectual image (as in only "smart" people get "smart" music, and vice-versa). In this case, the album title just comes off as pretentious, something an angst-ridden teenager would come up with as a title for a journal entry on a DeviantArt account or MySpace Blog. Hopefully that helps explain things.


I think Eluveitie is a great band, but since I discovered I have seen people labeled as a fool teenager's band. I do not think it is, I'm not a teenage and I like it. Maybe this band gives the impression of being pretentious by the fact that its members seems to study and structure their music with a solid base, especially because of the historical aspect it has. That may be uncomfortable or hard to believe for some.
Personally, I find it great. Few bands can create an album with lyrics and original instruments of an ancient culture and do it in the original language (which is a dead language). Do that and make the album still listenable is admirable.
I'm looking forward to this new album, that I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I'm sure it will be great.
Troy Killjoy - 16.02.2010 at 23:35  
 
Written by Anibx on 16.02.2010 at 23:18

I think Eluveitie is a great band, but since I discovered I have seen people labeled as a fool teenager's band. I do not think it is, I'm not a teenage and I like it. Maybe this band gives the impression of being pretentious by the fact that its members seems to study and structure their music with a solid base, especially because of the historical aspect it has. That may be uncomfortable or hard to believe for some.
Personally, I find it great. Few bands can create an album with lyrics and original instruments of an ancient culture and do it in the original language (which is a dead language). Do that and make the album still listenable is admirable.
I'm looking forward to this new album, that I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I'm sure it will be great.


While I do think they come off as pretentious, I understand where you're coming from with the band's background. They have originality, talent, and most importantly mass appeal. To combine all of that is surely a feat, but it doesn't take away from the fact that the band have an air of immaturity (not in the "fart joke" sense, more how some people view the Norwegian black metal scene with what Alice Cooper described as "trying to out-evil each other", to paraphrase).
Anibx - 17.02.2010 at 17:24  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.02.2010 at 23:35

Written by Anibx on 16.02.2010 at 23:18

I think Eluveitie is a great band, but since I discovered I have seen people labeled as a fool teenager's band. I do not think it is, I'm not a teenage and I like it. Maybe this band gives the impression of being pretentious by the fact that its members seems to study and structure their music with a solid base, especially because of the historical aspect it has. That may be uncomfortable or hard to believe for some.
Personally, I find it great. Few bands can create an album with lyrics and original instruments of an ancient culture and do it in the original language (which is a dead language). Do that and make the album still listenable is admirable.
I'm looking forward to this new album, that I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I'm sure it will be great.


While I do think they come off as pretentious, I understand where you're coming from with the band's background. They have originality, talent, and most importantly mass appeal. To combine all of that is surely a feat, but it doesn't take away from the fact that the band have an air of immaturity (not in the "fart joke" sense, more how some people view the Norwegian black metal scene with what Alice Cooper described as "trying to out-evil each other", to paraphrase).


I understand what you say and I agree. It is a relatively new band and still have much more to learn. Nevertheless, I think their going on the right track. With Everything Remains (which I finaly listen to) have surprised me, it is great. They have used more female voices which gives more variety to the album. I had liked Slania's Song on the last album and always felt they need more songs like that one.
Zio - 18.02.2010 at 14:55  
Rating: 9
Written by X5452 on 16.02.2010 at 19:11

I like this album more then the previous one


Agree with you, this album il so beautiful! Fantastic melodies!
Oric - 19.02.2010 at 07:51  
Rating: 9 Ya, i'm really loving this album, though its more gothenburg with a side of folk thrown in, instead of their usual folk with gothenburg, but still a damn fine album. Reminds me alot of Dark tranquility/At the Gates. Still love Slania the most though.
Trust - 20.02.2010 at 21:40  
Rating: 10 The best album of 2010 at the moment and the best album of eluveitie
JÄY - 23.02.2010 at 19:16  
Rating: 9 Damn, this is like listening to in flames with flutes!

uhh, fuck yeah!
DP_Megachiva - 28.02.2010 at 07:13  
Rating: 8 Great album
Drax - 02.03.2010 at 20:03  
Rating: 10 One of my favourites
3dd - 16.03.2010 at 03:57  
Rating: 4 I was listening to this, and thinking "c'mon....I've heard this before." I'm sorry guys, but Slania and AD where really good, but this album.... have nothing new.... shame but it's a step back for them
viking_dyziu - 17.03.2010 at 15:26  
  Good album
Edmund Fogg - 26.03.2010 at 18:48  
  Nice album.Anybody knows if they will do a follow-up to Evocation 1.
trendkill- - 28.03.2010 at 07:45  
Rating: 8
Written by Edmund Fogg on 26.03.2010 at 18:48

Nice album.Anybody knows if they will do a follow-up to Evocation 1.


yes. they have already planned it check the upcoming releases its within the next year i believe. i could me mistaken but its for sure they are doing a follow up..it was a two part thing from the begining
Edmund Fogg - 29.03.2010 at 19:05  
 
Written by trendkill- on 28.03.2010 at 07:45

Written by Edmund Fogg on 26.03.2010 at 18:48

Nice album.Anybody knows if they will do a follow-up to Evocation 1.


yes. they have already planned it check the upcoming releases its within the next year i believe. i could me mistaken but its for sure they are doing a follow up..it was a two part thing from the begining


thx for the info
moonsorrow1992 - 01.04.2010 at 08:42  
Rating: 7 Not as good as Slania but it's not a bad album... I think that they need to take a break and make something better.... they have 3 albums in a row and that's too much for a band like Eluveitie...
PoIsOn! - 23.06.2010 at 16:00  
Rating: 10 This album is great,evocation was way to soft for my taste,but this album is better!great lyrics,great music,i gave it 10!i think they were trying to say that everything changes,in a weird way,and i think that some songs prove that point of view!
Reza - 02.09.2010 at 23:09  
  Very Nice Album !
Skotos - 22.11.2010 at 19:37  
  The album is amazing..I 've been listening to it over and over again and it takes my mind away every time, although it's not their best work so far. The lyrics are meaningful and the music makes you wanna close your eyes and listen 'till you die (it's typical of this kind of music) ... So go get a beer and enjoy the great album!!:metal:
VaronoZz - 06.01.2011 at 16:47  
Rating: 9 Wtf? fuck the title, and care abt the magical music!
Cant w8 to see eluveitie live for 2nd time! In hellfest they created one great alive and real metal crowd with their performance and their communication with them (including me)
For me, they passed their limits and i hope they will do it again and soon!
SymphAlchemist - 27.06.2011 at 19:03  
Rating: 9 I don't know what they have that's so easy to fall in love with. No other folk metal band can be so vicious, with so well combined instruments.

Though I prefer Slania, Everything Remains As It Never Was couldn't have been better.

BTW too long title to say, I never say it all x.x
AngelofDeth - 27.11.2011 at 20:06  
Rating: 9
Written by 3dd on 16.03.2010 at 03:57

I was listening to this, and thinking "c'mon....I've heard this before." I'm sorry guys, but Slania and AD where really good, but this album.... have nothing new.... shame but it's a step back for them

hmm if you actually listened to it all the way through you would hear the new. while the first half is pretty simular to theirold stuff the second half has a shitload of new inspiration and sound. Quoth the Raven has an edgy pop sound to it with chick vocals on choruses furthering this. Do Minion has a heavier tone, is extremely epic and emotional and features great lyricism. Lugdunon is a change of pace with its upbeat alm-smiles melody and vocals. This album features a perfect blend of old and new and is the strongest yet.
Vombatus - 28.11.2011 at 01:45  
  The title fits well, this band only knows how to put out exactly the same thing every album

Sleep inducing music.
musicalkaratekid - 06.08.2012 at 20:22  
Rating: 8 This album features quite a good combination of melodic death metal influences and use of folk instruments, but it has a sound of its own too. I think the faster songs are the best, as the more melodious, female-vocal charged songs such as 'Lugdunon' wander unwantedly into pop territory. Nonetheless a great folk metal album, that still manages to distinguish the band from their peers.
M C Vice - 09.04.2014 at 10:25  
Rating: 7 I wonder if the woman on the cover is supposed to be the grown up version of the Slania girl?
Cynic Metalhead - 09.04.2014 at 11:14  
Rating: 7
Written by M C Vice on 09.04.2014 at 10:25

I wonder if the woman on the cover is supposed to be the grown up version of the Slania girl?


According to what I read on wiki or official website,

The girl on every Eluveitie's cover is the same.
JÄY - 10.04.2014 at 08:45  
Rating: 9
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 09.04.2014 at 11:14


According to what I read on wiki or official website,

The girl on every Eluveitie's cover is the same.




hmmm.......... indeed
Cynic Metalhead - 10.04.2014 at 09:46  
Rating: 7
Written by JÄY on 10.04.2014 at 08:45

[Image]
hmmm.......... indeed

Ugh, I mean covers in which girl is featured.

Gumption failed, son.

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