Evangelion is a black/doom metal project formed by Swiss metal musician Evangelion around 1998. The band have now released their first official sign of life with the Sacro Macello EP, which was released via Auric Records on November 8th, 2019. The track Signum Sanguis,
This is the first part of a conceptual work dealing with the 30-year war. Written 20 years ago, the 20 minutes of music inside of Sacro Macello breathes the spirit of the 90s epic melodies and sacral atmospheres that probably will please any fan of bands like Dissection or Dawn.
The EP offers spoken word parts which adds a ritualistic felling and the instruments have a very nice and powerful sound. Clean singing is used in some part and that is a smart move and a fine contrast to grim black metal screams. The riffs have much melody and solos is very melodic. Some minor folk elements is used with care and the use of blast beats and tremolo picking is often to be heard.