Evocation "The Shadow Archetype" (FULL ALBUM)
Evocation album "The Shadow Archetype" available worldwide now.
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01. Into Ruins (00:00)
02. Condemned to the Grave (01:09)
03. Modus Operandi (04:24)
04. Children of Stone (08:55)
05. The Coroner (13:30)
06. The Shadow Archetype (17:25)
07. Blind Obedience (21:32)
08. Survival of the Sickest (23:20)
09. Sulphur and Blood (26:17)
10. Imperium Fall (30:03)
11. Dark Day Sunrise (33:15)
As with Evocation's past, The Shadow Archetype tackles topics that stem from vocalist/lyricist Josefsson's interest in control themes. Whether it's psychological issues, drug dependencies, sex, the media, or greater, more nefarious government-driven forces at play, songs on the Evocation's fifth full-length read less like teenagers into gore and horror movies and more like observations of a lettered adult. Even the title, The Shadow Archetype, is derived from Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung's theories on psychological archetypes, where we, unwittingly, inherit both good and evil from our predecessors.
"It started on the 'Apocalyptic' album," posits Josefsson. "An idea of an evil empire with plans to enslave the whole planet. When we did the 'Illusions of Grandeur' album, we saw it from the other side, the evil empire's ideas on ruling and controlling. On this album the story starts where this evil force has taken over in the future. It's got a bit of a 'Mad Max' vibe to it. Only the dead will see the end of it!"
Officially, The Shadow Archetype marks Evocation's second go-around with Metal Blade Records. But instead of a third-party deal - Tales from the Tomb, Dead Calm Chaos, Apocalyptic were released in North America on license from German indie Cyclone Empire - this time the ink on the contract is exclusively worldwide. 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.