Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Doom
Release date: 17 May, 2013
Playing time: 44:00

This one has been lying around in the heaps of promo CD's for some time now, and it's about time it receives a few words of criticism. From the fact files: Hailing from Poland, Evangelist is one of those bands who have preferred to stay anonymous. Whether they're superstars in real life, I don't know. This is their second album. The debut, 'In Partibus Infidelium', was released in 2011.

Whoever they are, Evangelist play capital D Doom metal, and they do it well. Their universe is one of Christian history and belief, and of that you may think what you want, but let's focus on the music, shall we.

Let's say for starters that if you're a fan of Candlemass, you won't run away screaming. There are definite ties with the Swedish overlords of doom, although Evangelist are far from clones. You can sense that they have their own opinion about the genre and that they're dead serious about the whole thing. Which is good.

One of the things which impresses is the 12 minute+ epos Militis Fidelis Deus about the first crusade. It's a grand piece, and also the piece on the album which offers most variation. You see, it's not atmosphere you lack on this album, it's rather the diversity which for example Candlemass are so brilliant at throwing into their pot of doom. I kind of miss a break from the same drone from begin to end of this album - apart from, as mentioned, Militis Fidelis Deus.

'Doominicanes' is certainly an approved effort, solid as they go, my only little but being that the lack of diversity, if even in small measures, bars it from being really great.

1. Blood Curse
2. Pain and Rapture
3. Deadspeak
4. To Praise, to Bless, to Preach
5. Militis Fidelis Deus


Label: Doomentia Records
Promotion: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 8 September, 2013
Website: Evangelist @bandcamp