Swedish death metal legends Evocation are streaming their new album Illusions of Grandeur right now over at Deciblog. The album is actually out now in Europe on Century Media (we’ll have it in the states next week). It is their first with the label and their fourth full length recording since reforming in 2006.
If you’d like to check out the album click here.
Guitarist Marko Palmén recently had the following to say about the album:
“I think the new album is the one which comes closest to the essence of what Evocation really is. We have scaled off the parts of Evocation which we felt didn’t hit the core of our sound. For instance, you won’t find any grind or blastbeats on this album. After analyzing our previous albums we just felt that those elements didn’t give anything for the Evocation sound. The key elements of Evocation have always been melodies, groove and hooks. However, it must also be mentioned that the new album is not less brutal than before. On the contrary, it contains more of fast 2-beats and double bass kick beats which add the necessary brutality.”