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Release date: 28 February 2005
Style: Death metal, Funeral doom metal

Rating:

8.6 | 127 votes

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01. Intro
02. In Solitary Ruin
03. Accursed Premonition
04. The Mournful Refusal
05. Pavor Nocturnus
06. Antithesis Of Light
07. The Last Of Vitality
08. Coveting Elysium [Limited edition bonus]

Review
Lyrics (7)


Line-up
John Paradiso - vocals, guitars, bass
Nick Orlando - guitars
Vince Verkay - drums
Dario Derna - keyboards

Session musicians
Chris Kuffner - cello


Additional info
Produced by Evoken & Bumblefoot.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Bumblefoot at the Hermit Hole - Kendall Park, NJ. 3/04-11/04.

Original layout by Troll @ Elegy Records.
Updated layout for Peaceville Records by Matthew Vickerstaff at DarwaveArt.

Bonus track recorded in 2002. Engineered by Dario Derna.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.5
In a devout and ritual oriented way, this is how you must put in your CD-player "Antithesis Of Light" because we're talking about the best, probably, doom metal release of 2005 coming from a renowned band, Evoken.

And suddenly the horizon darkens, swallowing every single ray of light that tries to penetrate the gloomy clouds, hate and pain are the only emotions that reign supreme and everything starts decomposing. "Antithesis Of Light" is a rotten album, yes, rotten, filled with hate, pain and despise for everything pure. "Antithesis Of Light" is the dark esotericism that lies behind every twisted imagination and awaits for any moment to drown the listener in the depths of this fathomless imaginary world that becomes more and more vivid as the album flows slowly and in a torturing way.

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published 25.11.2005 | Comments (17)

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!J.O.O.E.! - 01.03.2010 at 21:03  
Rating: 8 Until I heard this album I considered The Maniacal Vale to be the greatest funeral doom album, naturally after hearing this release it changed things somewhat.
advent - 12.06.2010 at 12:12  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.03.2010 at 21:03

Until I heard this album I considered The Maniacal Vale to be the greatest funeral doom album, naturally after hearing this release it changed things somewhat.

I must agree, still strange i didn't hear much about them , cuz they are highly recommended.
Numbskull - 12.06.2010 at 17:26  
Rating: 9 Very dark atmosphere and heavy as fuck. This is the pinnacle of funeral doom for me.
BreadGod - 29.06.2010 at 02:50  
  At first, I had no idea what Funeral Doom Metal was. Then I listen to the song 'Antithesis of Light', and I now understand only one thing: I MUST have this album.
InnerSelf - 29.06.2010 at 14:02  
Rating: 8 I like this album a lot but still I find Quietus to be the best they have done and I prefer A Caress of the Void to this album

And I actually can't see any album beating The Maniacal Vale

something else , I think Evoken's music tend to be more Death Doom than Funeral Doom
R'Vannith - 14.06.2012 at 09:05  
  Before their new one comes out I thought I'd check all the previous albums and I've got to say this sounds as good as Quietus (the only one I've heard from them), are these guys flawless?
Troy Killjoy - 14.06.2012 at 16:31  
 
Written by R'Vannith on 14.06.2012 at 09:05
...are these guys flawless?

About as flawless as a band can be.
a MasT - 02.12.2012 at 20:28  
Rating: 9 I bought a drum set after listening to this album. Turns out I suck at drums but still the album moved me to do something drastic..
NocturnalStalker - 05.08.2013 at 18:07  
Rating: 9 A classical album of funeral doom metal.
mz - 05.10.2013 at 22:26  
Rating: 9 Liking this a lot. probably one of best productions I've ever encountered
Erik M. - 25.10.2013 at 18:08  
Rating: 9 Like Quietus, this album is just monstrous and massive. Truly excellent funeral death doom here.
Fritillaria - 25.10.2013 at 19:22  
Rating: 8 The artwork is so similar to Beksinski's paintings
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.10.2013 at 19:27  
Rating: 8
Written by Fritillaria on 25.10.2013 at 19:22

The artwork is so similar to Beksinski's paintings

It is a Beksinski painting =P has just been altered a little.
Fritillaria - 25.10.2013 at 19:30  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.10.2013 at 19:27

Written by Fritillaria on 25.10.2013 at 19:22

The artwork is so similar to Beksinski's paintings

It is a Beksinski painting =P has just been altered a little.

aha so I was right then good, it seems that I study my lessons well.
Maco - 03.04.2014 at 07:18  
Rating: 9 The very first doom metal album I've ever heard. So awesome until this day.

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