Eluveitie – Evocation II – Pantheon (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon - Album CoverMonumental change took place within the confines of Eluveitie. Anna Murphy and her entourage (or faction, as evil tongues have it) left the band in 2016 seemingly in protest. And that meant long-time drummer Merlin Sutter and guitarist Ivo Henzi left with her to found Cellar Darling. Or – as the lore goes – Merlin got left first and the others chose to follow suit. 

Well, whatever the sequence of events may have been, fact is that the growler-in-chief had the decidedly thorny task to recruit and train a new crew. This may also explain the unusually long wait before the new album Evocation II – Pantheon saw the light of day. And Eluveitie ended up with a 9-member band. Wow! That is like overcrowding and only pandemonium can be the result from this. But then they always had a relatively large number of musicians in their outfit. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Eluveitie – Everything Remains (As it Never Was) (2010) – Review


They did it! Bingo! The 2010 and 4th full length album 'Everything Remains (As it Never Was)' from the Swiss Pagan Folk band 'Eluveitie' clearly is an improvement over the already pretty good former production 'Slania' (Yes, folks, I know, there was Evocation I in between - in time I will review this one as well. Perhaps, LOL) .

It is much more melodious, but still enough aggressive Melodeath remaining in it to convince. And all that delivered in their own household style and brand.

Eluveitie – Slania (2008) – Review


Slania, Slania - voice of a distant past - ode to Helvetian and Celtic times, when the tribes ruled - as far as they could until the Romans arrived and made a difference. It appears that Chrigel Glanzmann, the lead singer of the Swiss band 'Eluveitie' saw the name of this girl on a ancient slab of stone and decided to name a song and their 2nd full studio album after her.