Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon



7.3 | 98 votes |
Release date: 18 August 2017
Style: Celtic folk , Folk rock

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01. Dureððu
02. Epona
03. Svcellos II (Sequel)
04. Nantosvelta
05. Tovtatis
06. Lvgvs
07. Grannos
08. Cernvnnos
09. Catvrix
10. Artio
11. Aventia
12. Ogmios
13. Esvs
14. Antvmnos
15. Tarvos II (Sequel)
16. Belenos
17. Taranis
18. Nemeton

Line-up
Fabienne Erni - vocals, celtic harp
Matteo Sisti - bagpipes, whistles, uilleann pipes, bodhran
Michalina Malisz - hurdy-gurdy
Nicole Ansperger - fiddle
Christian Glanzmann - vocals, mandola, whistles
Kay Brem - bass
Jonas Wolf - guitars
Rafael Salzmann - guitars
Alain Ackermann - drums, percussion

Additional musicians:
Netta Skog - accordion
Oliver S Tyr - Nyckelharpa, Irish bouzouki
Brendan Wade - uilleann pipes

Additional info
Produced by Chrigel Glanzmann and Eluveitie with Tommy Vetterli.

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.3
The follow-up to 2009's Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion seemed like a far-off mirage in the wake of Eluveitie's drastic restructuring in 2016 - not the first shake-up the band has undergone, but the first that felt like a true splintering of the group. Not one to entertain setbacks, however, bandleader Chrigel Glanzmann assembled another substantial cast of musicians and finished Evocation II - Pantheon with only a slight delay.

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published 26.08.2017 | Comments (7)

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12.06.2017 - 14:36
I'm hoping for this to be instrumental only.
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19.06.2017 - 17:28
Rating: 7
bddidier
Well I hope not, for me there is nothing more boring than instrumentals, unless short and one per album max ...
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18.08.2017 - 07:33
Rulatore
Best album since Spirit came out, not that it was that hard to beat the others, but it's good they still take this seriously
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18.08.2017 - 09:34
Rating: 6
joshsteph
Defined as "Celtic folk metal, Gothenburg metal" is too much. There is literally zero metal on this album. Pure folk music with some rock elements here and there, but not even close to anything metal.
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19.08.2017 - 02:43
Rating: 7
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
Written by joshsteph on 18.08.2017 at 09:34

Defined as "Celtic folk metal, Gothenburg metal" is too much. There is literally zero metal on this album. Pure folk music with some rock elements here and there, but not even close to anything metal.


That definition is correct for the band. However, their "Evocation" albums are purely acoustic folk releases.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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21.08.2017 - 00:25
Rating: 8
Netzach
The "Evocations" are the only albums that really did it for me for this band. However, this is a small step down from "The Arcane Dominion" as it lacks the darkness, such as track like "Nata" and "Desumíis Luge", and the short instrumentals aren't very different from each other.
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22.08.2017 - 00:21
Rating: 8
Nick Carter
This has an original sound and it is a nice piece of music. I think it deserves some palms.
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#MetalIsForEveryone
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22.08.2017 - 14:20
Rating: 4
demigod
Are we going to pretend that this is a good album? What a let down
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25.08.2017 - 10:19
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by joshsteph on 18.08.2017 at 09:34

Defined as "Celtic folk metal, Gothenburg metal" is too much. There is literally zero metal on this album. Pure folk music with some rock elements here and there, but not even close to anything metal.


I think you ain't aware of "Evocation" series at all. Pretty much what Dark Forever said. Nonetheless, it's a great release.
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26.08.2017 - 12:03
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Does anyone else think Antvmnos sounds a bit like Scarborough Fair?
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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29.08.2017 - 11:47
Rating: 7
Reaper_Redeamer
Unexpectedly good. They reused some old melodies and it helped a lot but some of the new tracks (of course not the two video clips) were good like "Taranis".
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07.09.2017 - 22:11
Written by bddidier on 19.06.2017 at 17:28

Well I hope not, for me there is nothing more boring than instrumentals, unless short and one per album max ...

If the songwriting is good, I couldn't care less for vocals.

On topic, the new vocalist sounds great, don't miss anything there. The album sounds like a tribute to European folk music and also like a tribute to their previous albums. So not really that interesting but still good songs that are nice to listen to.
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22.09.2017 - 14:30
Rating: 9
SiamKor
I was pleasantly surprised. The first Evocation is my least favorite Eluveitie album, and I had low expectations for this one; they were clearly exceeded. I really like this one.

Nantosvelta, Grannos, Aventia and Antvmnus are very pleasant tunes. The whole album is enjoyable.
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30.09.2017 - 16:18
Rating: 10
Illwill
Based on fans ratings supposedly their worst album, by far my favorite, can't get enough of it
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31.10.2017 - 00:38
Rating: 8
Zykloncrawaxx
I have always considered Evocation 1 to be the last good thing this band did and now I think Evocation 2 is. It really is basically just a soft reboot of their early albums because of all the reused melodies and structures, but that's not such a bad thing this time because at least they are used in a different way. This album is mostly Evocation 1 again, but at least the new stuff that is in there is good and thank God it isn't the 6th damn time they released Spirit.

This album flows very well just like the other Evocation album, it's best to listen through it in one sitting. The new members all gave great performances, especially Fabienne Erni. This really did bring back fond memories and feelings, which is what Evocation means to do. However, Christian Glanzmann clearly ran out of ideas to offer ages ago and that wasn't a surprise on this album, or the previous one, or the previous one. This wasn't as good as Slania, or Spirit, or even Evocation 1, but it is good. In fact I'm going to consider this to be the end of this band. I'm not going to check out anything after this because I listened to their new metal single and yet again there is a complete lack of innovation with what they are doing and I've heard enough iterations of their single metal album structure. I don't expect this line-up to last long anyway because it seems that Christian Glanzmann is pretty hard to work with. Maybe I'm wrong, and I hope this band the best, but I'm not interested where they go from here. This album, for me, is the final fond farewell.
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