Review by Adam M on January 5, 2010.
This album packs a punch to the bone and comes out with the band firing on all cylinders and maintaining this momentum throughout. The sound is crisp and tight with excellent drumming forming the backbone of the rest of the performances. There is a ferociousness to be found that is almost unmatched in metal and makes for a consistently exciting affair. The band seems to be really passionate about the material played and makes for an outstanding combination of Death and Black Metal. I find the Death portion of the band to stick out more scathingly than the Black and think fans of the style will find plenty to enjoy from this work.
The opener 'Daimonos' sets the tone for the crushing music to be found and the album never really lets up save for the final track 'Lucifer' which is good, but slightly slower than the rest of what’s to be found here. The pacing of the album is very fast for the most part and keeps you hooked with its intensity which never lets up. This is one of my favourite albums of the year for sure and occupies a fairly distinctive place among metal’s elite as there is a very one of a kind style to be found here.
"Evangelion" is a splendid collection of metal that is refined and balanced to a point of greatness and highly unequalled by anything else out there. I highly recommend this to not only Death Metal and perhaps Black Metal fans, but also metal fans in general looking for something incredibly well performed and conceived. The consistency of the work means there is very little to fault with it outside of perhaps slightly anti-climactic end to the album.
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Rating: 9 out of 10