Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

The Evil - Seven Acts To Apocalypse


Osmose PRoductions is not a label often known for releasing stately doom rock, but when it's truly excellent as The Evil is, then it makes sense they would veer from their traditional left hand path of black metal. Seven Acts To Apocalypse is a monolithic doom album very much in the vein of bands like The Devil's Blood or Witch Mountain. Featuring former Sarcofago (and Sepultura!) vocalist Wagner Antichrist on guitars, it's easy to see why fans of the underground have become so entranced with what The Evil bring to the table. 

Seven Acts To Apocalypse frequently leans into a Sabbathian crunch and charms listeners with larger than life compositions. This is a record that shows a band who understand dooom metal in a fundamental way and who lure listeners in with the dynamic contrast of angelic soaring vocals and bottom dwelling buluesy riffs. The end result is a record that speaks to the soul and acts as a fitting testament to the larger than life ministrations and bombast of singer Mistres Wournos as she leads the band over a sea of cascading riffs and allows them to really fall in love with the laid back assault and transcendent poetry of what's being done here. 

The Evil have crafted the sort of stately doom that can't help but to fascinate. It's aware of its own beauty and has a living breathing magic of its own. These are songs that give the listener space to find their own groove and to fall in love with the transcendent poetry of what has been crafted. Seven Acts To Apocalypse may not be breaking any new ground, but it is an excellent testament to the bands influences and eagerly delves into darker pastures that can't help but to thrill and fascinate old school fans. Lose yourself in the crush.

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