Iron Fist Magazine

Aevangelist have always been a strange band, and the more time goes on, the stranger they get. ‘Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss’ is not easy-listening metal, far from it. Apart from ‘Alchemy’, which is a sort of midway interlude; none of the remaining six tracks last less than six minutes (and that sometime goes up to unlucky 13). All are dissonance-focused, and we’re not talking about dissonances that can ‘make sense’ like in DsO or Portal. ‘Enthrall…’ gives the impression of having two soundtracks playing in parallel. Filled with eerie weirdness, like crying or screaming women, children singing and playing with a haunted music box, operatic voices, backed-up by murky guitars and more-than-often monotonous drums, this hour-long experience is quite a challenge to go through (especially its first half), and not for the faint-hearted. One can wonder how twisted you have to be to write such tracks, and time will tell us if Aevangelist is art or something else.