HistoryThe band was formed in 2003 after the demise of Hexenprozesse. The 2004 demo was called In The Bitterness Of Our Souls. Jessie sang and played keyboards. The 2007 demo was called The 13th Condition. Spain-based doom metal band Evadne was back with an album called A Mother Named Death through Solitude Productions in 2017. The band had issued a 2014 demo, Dethroned Of Light, between its demos on the same label. Dethroned Of Our Souls was a compilation from 2019 including remixed tracks.
EVADNE – THE SHORTEST WAY
It is odd for a funeral doom metal band to call its disc ‘The Shortest Way,’ but here it is. The disc is comprised of eight tracks in 60 minutes and features all the hallmarks of the sub-genre. A gloomy deep growl lies over drawn out riffs, heavy desperation and sentimental passages of doom. The group compares itself to Skepticism, but frankly any of the forerunners of the genre would do. Keyboards, female vocals and sound effects of nature also make an appearance; however, none of this leads to a deterioration of the band’s delivery. No Place For Hope, which begins the disc, is quite heavy. All I Will Leave Behind is over ten minutes long and the band’s most comprehensive song – and yes the female vocals are on the track. The spoken word segment is semi-dismal and semi-freaky. The Wanderer is shorter and has a guitar solo straight out of Pink Floyd’s playbook. Gloomy Garden, which ends this CD has the clean vocals before switching back to heavy growls reminiscent of the Amorphis debut.
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EVADNE - DETHRONED OF OUR SOULS – FUNERE
Dethroned Of Our Souls is a compilation and so-called remixed and remastered versions of songs previously released by Evadne. Bleak Remembrance goes back to the 2004 In The Bitterness Of Our Souls debut demo. Awaiting is from The 13th Condition full-length and The Wanderer from its follow up called The Shortest Way. All these songs carry the doom, gothic or funeral doom flag as well as any listener can expect. One comparable is Tristania except that Evadne features more growling vocals than the aforementioned Norwegians. The band then covers Officium Triste's Like Atlas. Over nine minutes of downtrodden doom and gloom, again as expected. A 'live session' version of Colossal - first heard on 2014's Dethroned Of Light EP - follows and there is little variation in the pace and tone of this release. At The Edge Of The Cliff returns to 2004 and the gothic-y inspiration is again evident. It plus The Autumn Of The Withered Rose brings forth more of the female vocals but she contributes relatively little in the way of differentiating the songs from each other. Another version of Bleak Remembrance, with more female vocals but this time without the guest male vocals of J.F. Fiar, closes Enthroned Of Our Souls. www.evadne.es to experience the desolation. – Anna Tergel