Evocation – The Shadow Archetype

Evocation – The Shadow Archetype

Swedish death metal.

Metal Blade Records (March 10, 2017) – 3984-15504-1

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Grey with Black Marble
Includes A1 Size Poster (23″ x 33″). Limited to 300 copies, mine is 272 of 300 made worldwide.

A1. Into Ruins
A2. Condemned To The Grave
A3. Modus Operandi
A4. Children Of Stone
A5. The Coroner
A6. The Shadow Archetype

B1. Blind Obedience
B2. Survival Of The Sickest
B3. Sulphur And Blood
B4. Imperium Fall
B5. Dark Day Sunrise


I do also own the two other versions as below:

The Shadow Archetype – salmon clear limited vinyl

* Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Salmon Clear
Includes A1 Size Poster (23″ x 33″).
Limited to 200 copies, mine is 027 of 200 made worldwide.


The Shadow Archetype – black 180 gram vinyl

* Vinyl, LP, Album 180 gram black vinyl.
Includes A1 Size Poster (23″ x 33″)


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Since I am a geek like many other collectors of vinyls I have this album in all three available versions released in ERurope at this time (the American version are coming). I do also have the CD and I don´t know what that make me, stupid? 🙂

Anyway, this is a really good album of Swedish death metal released through Metal Blade Records on March 10, 2017. A long awaited follow-up the bands last release, “Illusions Of Grandeur”, relöeased by Century Media Records in 2012.

Things have changed in the band since the last record, the brothers Janne (drums) & Vesa Kenttäkumpu (guitars) left the band. Later on Simon Exner (guitars) joined the band and Per M. Jensen were hired to lay down the drums for the album as a session member.

The album are a step back to the sound of the bands earlier albums and at the same time a more modern form of “old-school death metal” if there is a way to describe it. Angry and aggressive, but yet very melodic and sometimes catchy.

The vinyl versions of the album are great, sounds great (maybe a little bit too much “loudness”) and the products looks great. All the vinyl versions has the same sleeve, included poster and lyric sheet, but the vinyl colors are different. Regular black version, Limited Salmon Clear vinyl (200 made) and limited grey with black marble (300 made).

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