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BAND/AUTHOR:

ELUVEITIE

(SWITZERLAND)

TITLE:
ATEGNATOS
RELEASE DATE:
2019
LABEL:
NUCLEAR BLAST
GENRE:
PAGAN/VIKING METAL
"Eluveitie signs a varied and very good folk metal record."
NOISE - 19.07.2019 -
The 2016 schism was perfectly assimilated by Eluveitie. The acoustic album "Evocation II" allowed the band to gently restart and the concerts showed that the new line-up was up and running. There was still one more step to take - and not the least - with a new studio album, just to turn the page definitively. This one is called "Ategnatos" and is as dense as its predecessors with 16 tracks. Staff changes have not affected the style. We find the typical folk metal with a mix of atmospheres and an intact soul strength. the recruits are perfectly integrated and we are surprised not to regret the past.

The album is a beautiful tale divided into several chapters, perfectly constructed and which does not weaken despite its length, the instrumental short stories and narrations allowing to aerate the disc. There is a beautiful variety of styles. First of all, there are these powerful songs carried by Chirgel's growl and that we imagine wreaking havoc in concert. "Ategnatos", "A Cry In The Wilderness", "Mine Is The Fury", "Worship" and "Rebirth" are all strong tracks. Folk melodies and Fabienne Erni's vocals soften the whole, but the impression of strength is palpable. The growl is then put aside, bringing just a little touch of power, allowing Fabienne Erni and the traditional instruments to shine. Thus 'The Raven Hill','Ambiranus','The Slumber' and 'Breathe' are beautiful. The choruses are superb with sometimes a little bit of catchy pop. We will also mention the finale in majestic choirs of "Breathe" which gives the thrill, and "Black Water Dawn" which combines the best of both worlds.

With "Ategnatos", Eluveitie offers a remarkable record of freshness and strength. Certainly the Swiss band is not revolutionizing itself, but that is not what we are asking it to do. He has overcome a major hurdle and seeing him in such great shape with first-rate folk metal is great news.

More informations on http://www.eluveitie.ch

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TRACK LISTING

01. Ategnatos
02. Ancus
03. Deathwalker
04. Black Water Down
05. A Cry In The Wilderness
06. The Raven Hill
07. The Silvern Glow
08. Ambiramus
09. Mine Is The Fury
10. The Slumber
11. Worship
12. Trinoxtion
13. Threefold Death
14. Breathe
15. Rebirth
16. Eclipse
17. Ategnatos (Acoustic Version)
18. Ambiramus (Acoustic Version)
19. Threefold Rebirth


LINEUP

Alain Ackermann: Batterie
Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann: Chant / Mandoline, Bodhràn, Flûte
Fabienne Erni: Chant / Harpe, Mandoline
Jonas Wolf: Guitares
Kay Brem : Basse
Matteo Sisti: Guitares / Cornemuse
Michalina Malisz: Hurdygurdy
Nicole Ansperger: Violon
Rafael Salzmann: Guitares


TAGS:
Epic, Folk, Female voice, Grunt/Growl voice
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