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"A monster it is! Big and muscular, with seething eyes. The Shadow Archetype's not at all the kind of thing to meet head on. Tracks like "Condemned to the Grave", "The Coroner", "Survival of the Sickest", and "The Shadow Archetype" (check out the chilling Stanley Milgram sample) embody death metal's heartiest and heaviest of traits. Like if Bolt Thrower war machined over Entombed's "Bitter Loss". Or if Asphyx strangled Paradise Lost's "Dead Emotion".

Musically, The Shadow Archetype is first-rate Evocation. But it's the production that brings out the best in the band. Whether it's session drummer Per Møller Jensen's (ex-The Haunted, ex-Invocator) veteran pounding swing and Palmén and Exner's colossal riffs or Jorde's hammering bass and Josefsson's unreal growls, the production preserves the Swedes' past (the opening to "Dark Day Sunrise" is a must-hear!) while also being entirely contemporary. Few bands of recent memory have made a record that's as crushingly heavy as The Shadow Archetype.

Really, after four dormant years, Evocation has come back with a new lineup, a new album in The Shadow Archetype, and the mighty Metal Blade as their death metal benefactor. If there's anywhere left for the Swedes to go - after 12 years back on the steed of Conquest - it's up.

All hail Evocation!"
/Chris Dick

"The Coroner" on Youtube  
About "The Shadow Archetype" - Part II About "The Shadow Archetype" - Part I
"Children of Stone" on Youtube  

The Shadow Archetype


Release information
March 10, 2017
Label: Metal Blade Records

01. Into Ruins
02. Condemned to the Grave
03. Modus Operandi
04. Children of Stone [iTunes | Spotify]
05. The Coroner [iTunes | Spotify]
06. The Shadow Archetype
07. Blind Obedience
08. Survival of the Sickest
09. Sulphur and Blood
10. Imperium Fall
11. Dark Day Sunrise

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Listen to "Children of Stone" on Soundcloud

"The Coroner" on Spotify
"Children of Stone" on Spotify

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Marko Palmén - Guitars | Gustaf Jorde - Bass | Simon Exner - Guitars | Thomas Josefsson - Vocals
(Per Møller Jensen - Session Drums)



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